Accountability rating

Met standard

Waco ISD: C

Total students

1,735

Avg. teacher experience

10.6 years

Waco ISD: 9.3 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

90.1 %

Waco ISD: 76.7%

Statewide: 89.7%

University High School is a high school in Waco, TX, in the Waco ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 1,735 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 60.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 11.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $53,183, which is $151 less than the state average. The average SAT score at University High School was 921. The average ACT score was 15.3. In the Class of 2017, 90.1% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 1.7%.

Contact information

Website

unihigh.wacoisd.org/cms/One.aspx

Address

3201 S New Rd
Waco, TX 76706

Office phone number

(254) 756-1843

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in University High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 12. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 12.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

1,735

African American

341 (19.7%)

Waco ISD: 28.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

4 (0.2%)

Waco ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

1,284 (74%)

Waco ISD: 60.4%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

87 (5%)

Waco ISD: 8.8%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

19 (1.1%)

Waco ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

19.7%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.2%

Hispanic

74.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

5.0%

Two or more races

1.1%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

60.2 %

Waco ISD: 70.8%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

81.8 %

Waco ISD: 87.3%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

11.6 %

Waco ISD: 18.2%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

60.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

81.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

11.6%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2017-2018 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

11.6 %

Waco ISD: 18.1%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

95.7 %

Waco ISD: 25.2%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

15.8 %

Waco ISD: 9.5%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

7.1 %

Waco ISD: 7.5%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

11.6%

Career and technical

95.7%

Gifted and talented

15.8%

Special education

7.1%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system. In 2017-18, Texas gave school districts with more than one campus a letter grade from A to F. The state did not give grades to campuses and instead gave them ratings based on the previous system, such as "met standard" or "improvement required." Some districts did not receive ratings for a variety of reasons, including being impacted by Hurricane Harvey, being annexed by another district, or having compromised data.

Overall

Met standard

Waco ISD: C

Student achievement

N/A

Waco ISD: D

School progress

N/A

Waco ISD: C

Closing the gaps

N/A

Waco ISD: D

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2018 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2013-2014 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2017. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

90.1 %

Waco ISD: 76.7%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

91.3 %

Waco ISD: 72.1%

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

89.7 %

Waco ISD: 77.7%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

100 %

Waco ISD: 86.8%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Waco ISD: 80%

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

91.3%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

89.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

100.0%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

1.7 %

Waco ISD: 5.6%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

1.5 %

Waco ISD: 6.3%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

1.8 %

Waco ISD: 5.2%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.2%

White

0 %

Waco ISD: 5.8%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

4.5 %

Waco ISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 1.3%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2015-2016 school year.

All students

21.6 %

Waco ISD: 16.4%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

10.9 %

Waco ISD: 7.6%

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: 80%

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

24.6 %

Waco ISD: 19%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 24.4%

White

17.4 %

Waco ISD: 26.7%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

36.4 %

Waco ISD: 25%

Statewide: 29.5%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2016-2017 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

30.1 %

Waco ISD: 32.7%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

16.7 %

Waco ISD: 15.4%

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

30.9 %

Waco ISD: 32.5%

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

Masked

Waco ISD: 46.9%

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

Masked

Waco ISD: 33.3%

Statewide: 61%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2017, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

921

Waco ISD: 928

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2017. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

15.3

Waco ISD: 15.8

Statewide: 20.3

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2017.

Reading

31.5 %

Waco ISD: 34%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

15.8 %

Waco ISD: 14.8%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

12.2 %

Waco ISD: 12.4%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

31.5%

Math

15.8%

Reading + Math

12.2%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

113.8

African American

16.1 (14.2%)

Waco ISD: 14.9%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (1.8%)

Waco ISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

24.4 (21.4%)

Waco ISD: 18.3%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

70.3 (61.8%)

Waco ISD: 64.5%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

1 (0.9%)

Waco ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

5.2 (4.6%)

Waco ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

80.8 (71%)

Waco ISD: 77.1%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

26.8 (23.5%)

Waco ISD: 19.5%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

1 (0.9%)

Waco ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2017-2018.

Students per teacher

15.2

Waco ISD: 14.8

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2017-2018 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

10.6 years

Waco ISD: 9.3 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$53,183

Waco ISD: $50,379

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$48,097

Waco ISD: $45,164

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$49,746

Waco ISD: $48,312

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$52,176

Waco ISD: $50,602

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$55,406

Waco ISD: $52,604

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$60,460

Waco ISD: $56,998

Statewide: $61,428

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