Accountability rating

B

Waco ISD: B

Total students

2,051

Avg. teacher experience

9.4 years

Waco ISD: 9 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

82 %

Waco ISD: 76.1%

Statewide: 90%

Waco High School is a high school in Waco, TX, in the Waco ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 2,051 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 70.5% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 12.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $52,422, which is $1,700 less than the state average. The average SAT score at Waco High School was 977. The average ACT score was 15.6. In the Class of 2018, 82% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 3.5%.

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 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

2,051

African American

681 (33.2%)

Waco ISD: 28.3%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

3 (0.1%)

Waco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

10 (0.5%)

Waco ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

1,102 (53.7%)

Waco ISD: 60.6%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

1 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

218 (10.6%)

Waco ISD: 8.8%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

36 (1.8%)

Waco ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

33.2%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

0.5%

Hispanic

53.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

10.6%

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

70.5 %

Waco ISD: 70.7%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

73.1 %

Waco ISD: 77%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

12.4 %

Waco ISD: 19.5%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

70.5%

Econ. disadvantaged

73.1%

Limited Eng. proficiency

12.4%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

12.3 %

Waco ISD: 18.7%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

92.8 %

Waco ISD: 26.3%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

16.1 %

Waco ISD: 9.3%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

9.8 %

Waco ISD: 8.1%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

12.3%

Career and technical

92.8%

Gifted and talented

16.1%

Special education

9.8%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

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 2019 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2014-2015 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2018. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

82 %

Waco ISD: 76.1%

Statewide: 90%

African American

80.1 %

Waco ISD: 74.2%

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

81.3 %

Waco ISD: 77%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

88.5 %

Waco ISD: 71.8%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

88.9 %

Waco ISD: 94.1%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

80.1%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

81.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

88.5%

Two or more races

88.9%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2017-2018 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

3.5 %

Waco ISD: 5.4%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

4.2 %

Waco ISD: 6.4%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

3.2 %

Waco ISD: 5%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.7%

White

2.2 %

Waco ISD: 5.3%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

2.4 %

Waco ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 1.6%

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 2017-2018 school year.

All students

18.7 %

Waco ISD: 17.8%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

10.8 %

Waco ISD: 9%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: 66.7%

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

19.8 %

Waco ISD: 20%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 20.2%

White

34.4 %

Waco ISD: 27.8%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

23.1 %

Waco ISD: 25%

Statewide: 28.9%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2017-2018 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

29.2 %

Waco ISD: 33.4%

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

6.5 %

Waco ISD: 8.7%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 51%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

23.5 %

Waco ISD: 34.1%

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

61.3 %

Waco ISD: 55%

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

Masked

Waco ISD: 28.6%

Statewide: 62.8%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2018, 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

977

Waco ISD: 981

Statewide: 1036

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2018. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

15.6

Waco ISD: 15.4

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 2018.

Reading

47.7 %

Waco ISD: 46.2%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

21.1 %

Waco ISD: 20.6%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

20.5 %

Waco ISD: 19.9%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

47.7%

Math

21.1%

Reading + Math

20.5%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

132.6

African American

21.6 (16.3%)

Waco ISD: 14.1%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

1 (0.8%)

Waco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (1.5%)

Waco ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

21.3 (16.1%)

Waco ISD: 19.2%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

83.7 (63.1%)

Waco ISD: 63.6%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

3 (2.3%)

Waco ISD: 1.9%

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 (6.8%)

Waco ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

87.5 (65.9%)

Waco ISD: 76.5%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

30.2 (22.8%)

Waco ISD: 20%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

6 (4.5%)

Waco ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

15.5

Waco ISD: 15

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 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

9.4 years

Waco ISD: 9 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

$52,422

Waco ISD: $50,922

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$47,878

Waco ISD: $46,572

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$49,500

Waco ISD: $48,712

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$52,259

Waco ISD: $50,794

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$54,367

Waco ISD: $53,286

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$62,510

Waco ISD: $58,437

Statewide: $62,039

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