Accountability rating

Met standard

Waco ISD: C

Total students

1,968

Avg. teacher experience

9.8 years

Waco ISD: 9.3 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

82.4 %

Waco ISD: 76.7%

Statewide: 89.7%

Waco High School is a high school in Waco, TX, in the Waco ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 1,968 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 66.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 10.8% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $52,367, which is $967 less than the state average. The average SAT score at Waco High School was 935. The average ACT score was 16.3. In the Class of 2017, 82.4% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 3.9%.

Contact information

Website

wacohigh.wacoisd.org/cms/One.aspx

Address

2020 N 42nd St
Waco, TX 76710-3012

Office phone number

(254) 776-1150

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Waco High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 12. Students who started eighth grade in 2006 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 12.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

1,968

African American

687 (34.9%)

Waco ISD: 28.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.1%)

Waco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

8 (0.4%)

Waco ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

1,023 (52%)

Waco ISD: 60.4%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.1%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

215 (10.9%)

Waco ISD: 8.8%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

33 (1.7%)

Waco ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

34.9%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

0.4%

Hispanic

52.0%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

10.9%

Two or more races

1.7%

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

66.2 %

Waco ISD: 70.8%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

80.4 %

Waco ISD: 87.3%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

10.6 %

Waco ISD: 18.2%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

66.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

80.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

10.6%

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

10.8 %

Waco ISD: 18.1%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

89.4 %

Waco ISD: 25.2%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

16.3 %

Waco ISD: 9.5%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

10.7 %

Waco ISD: 7.5%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

10.8%

Career and technical

89.4%

Gifted and talented

16.3%

Special education

10.7%

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

82.4 %

Waco ISD: 76.7%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

77.4 %

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

84.8 %

Waco ISD: 77.7%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

86.4 %

Waco ISD: 86.8%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

83.3 %

Waco ISD: 80%

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

77.4%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

84.8%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

86.4%

Two or more races

83.3%

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

3.9 %

Waco ISD: 5.6%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

3.9 %

Waco ISD: 6.3%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

3.8 %

Waco ISD: 5.2%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.2%

White

4.2 %

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

14.9 %

Waco ISD: 16.4%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

7.2 %

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

16.2 %

Waco ISD: 19%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 24.4%

White

30.4 %

Waco ISD: 26.7%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

16.7 %

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

36.4 %

Waco ISD: 32.7%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

14.3 %

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

35.9 %

Waco ISD: 32.5%

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

46.4 %

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

935

Waco ISD: 928

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

16.3

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

40.8 %

Waco ISD: 34%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

16 %

Waco ISD: 14.8%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

14.2 %

Waco ISD: 12.4%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

40.8%

Math

16.0%

Reading + Math

14.2%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

133.8

African American

20 (14.9%)

Waco ISD: 14.9%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (1.5%)

Waco ISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

21.2 (15.8%)

Waco ISD: 18.3%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

88.7 (66.3%)

Waco ISD: 64.5%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

2 (1.5%)

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

9.8 (7.3%)

Waco ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

86.6 (64.7%)

Waco ISD: 77.1%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

33.4 (25%)

Waco ISD: 19.5%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

4 (3%)

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

14.7

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

9.8 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

$52,367

Waco ISD: $50,379

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$51,350

Waco ISD: $45,164

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$49,054

Waco ISD: $48,312

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$51,844

Waco ISD: $50,602

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$53,612

Waco ISD: $52,604

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$61,685

Waco ISD: $56,998

Statewide: $61,428

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