Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Waco ISD: B

Total students

2,058

Avg. teacher experience

4.1 years

Waco ISD: 3.3 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

86 %

Waco ISD: 79.3%

Statewide: 90%

Waco High School is a high school in Waco, TX, in the Waco ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 2,058 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 65.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 13.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $55,859, which is $1,232 less than the state average. The average SAT score at Waco High School was 988. The average ACT score was 15.4. In the Class of 2019, 86% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 2.7%.

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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 2008 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

2,058

African American

659 (32%)

Waco ISD: 28.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

14 (0.7%)

Waco ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

1,107 (53.8%)

Waco ISD: 60.3%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

1 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

239 (11.6%)

Waco ISD: 8.7%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

38 (1.8%)

Waco ISD: 2%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

32.0%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.7%

Hispanic

53.8%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

11.6%

Two or more races

1.8%

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

65.9 %

Waco ISD: 71.6%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

87.4 %

Waco ISD: 90.6%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

13.4 %

Waco ISD: 20%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

65.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

87.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

13.4%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

13.4 %

Waco ISD: 19.6%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

93.1 %

Waco ISD: 29.3%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

16.3 %

Waco ISD: 8.4%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

9.4 %

Waco ISD: 9.2%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

13.4%

Career and technical

93.1%

Gifted and talented

16.3%

Special education

9.4%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

Overall

B

Waco ISD: B

Student achievement

C

Waco ISD: C

School progress

B

Waco ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Waco ISD: C

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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

86 %

Waco ISD: 79.3%

Statewide: 90%

African American

83.6 %

Waco ISD: 74.6%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

87.6 %

Waco ISD: 81.9%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

83.7 %

Waco ISD: 74.4%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

83.3 %

Waco ISD: 78.6%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

83.6%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

87.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

83.7%

Two or more races

83.3%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2018-2019 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

2.7 %

Waco ISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

3.5 %

Waco ISD: 5.2%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0 %

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

2.4 %

Waco ISD: 3.7%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.1%

White

2.3 %

Waco ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

2.6 %

Waco ISD: 8.5%

Statewide: 1.7%

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 2018-2019 school year.

All students

17.1 %

Waco ISD: 15.9%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

8.5 %

Waco ISD: 7%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

40 %

Waco ISD: 37.5%

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

16.8 %

Waco ISD: 17.4%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 21.2%

White

43.6 %

Waco ISD: 33.1%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

37.5 %

Waco ISD: 20%

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 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: 35.3%

Statewide: 51%

African American

12 %

Waco ISD: 13.9%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

15.9 %

Waco ISD: 31.7%

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

63.4 %

Waco ISD: 61.2%

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2019, 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

988

Waco ISD: 994

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

15.4

Waco ISD: 15.7

Statewide: 20.6

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 2019.

Reading

45.9 %

Waco ISD: 49.4%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

24.2 %

Waco ISD: 23.3%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

22 %

Waco ISD: 21.8%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

45.9%

Math

24.2%

Reading + Math

22.0%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

138.8

African American

25.3 (18.2%)

Waco ISD: 13.3%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (1.4%)

Waco ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

19.5 (14.1%)

Waco ISD: 19.4%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

88.5 (63.7%)

Waco ISD: 64.3%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

3.5 (2.5%)

Waco ISD: 2%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

8 (5.7%)

Waco ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

90.9 (65.5%)

Waco ISD: 76.7%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

34 (24.5%)

Waco ISD: 19.3%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

6 (4.3%)

Waco ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

14.8

Waco ISD: 15

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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

4.1 years

Waco ISD: 3.3 years

Statewide: 11.1 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

$55,859

Waco ISD: $54,100

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$54,973

Waco ISD: $53,740

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$53,674

Waco ISD: $51,775

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$56,386

Waco ISD: $54,843

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$57,209

Waco ISD: $57,223

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$68,784

Waco ISD: $63,292

Statewide: $65,449

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