Total students

1,865

Students per teacher

14.3

Waco ISD: 15.1

Statewide: 15.1

Avg. teacher experience

8.8 years

Waco ISD: 9.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

88.5 %

Waco ISD: 77.5%

Statewide: 89.1%

Waco High School is a high school in Waco, TX, in the Waco ISD school district. As of the 2016-2017 school year, it had 1,865 students. The school received an accountability rating of “met standard.” 71.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 10.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $51,751, which is $774 less than the state average. The average SAT score at Waco High School was 1229. The average ACT score was 16.1. In the Class of 2016, 88.5% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 2.4%.

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

1,865

African American

678 (36.4%)

Waco ISD: 28.6%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

5 (0.3%)

Waco ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.2%

Hispanic

970 (52%)

Waco ISD: 60.5%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

190 (10.2%)

Waco ISD: 8.9%

Statewide: 28.1%

Two or more races

22 (1.2%)

Waco ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 2.2%

African American

36.4%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.3%

Hispanic

52.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

10.2%

Two or more races

1.2%

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

71.9 %

Waco ISD: 71.4%

Statewide: 50.3%

Economically disadvantaged

71 %

Waco ISD: 85.4%

Statewide: 59%

Limited English proficiency

10.3 %

Waco ISD: 18.6%

Statewide: 18.9%

At-risk students

71.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

71.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

10.3%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2016-2017 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

10.9 %

Waco ISD: 18.6%

Statewide: 18.8%

Career and Technical

91.3 %

Waco ISD: 24.5%

Statewide: 25%

Gifted and Talented

16.3 %

Waco ISD: 10.2%

Statewide: 7.8%

Special Education

11.8 %

Waco ISD: 7.2%

Statewide: 8.8%

Bilingual/ESL

10.9%

Career and technical

91.3%

Gifted and talented

16.3%

Special education

11.8%

Academics

Accountability rating

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state’s academic accountability system. Possible ratings are as follows: Met standard, Met alternative standard, Improvement required, Not rated and Not rated: Data integrity issues.

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2017 Accountability Manual.

Accountability rating

Met standard

Waco ISD: Met standard

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2012-2013 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2016. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

88.5 %

Waco ISD: 77.5%

Statewide: 89.1%

African American

85.4 %

Waco ISD: 71%

Statewide: 85.4%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 87.4%

Asian

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 95.7%

Hispanic

90.2 %

Waco ISD: 80.6%

Statewide: 86.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 88%

White

90 %

Waco ISD: 81.8%

Statewide: 93.4%

Two or more races

100 %

Waco ISD: 81.8%

Statewide: 90.8%

African American

85.4%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

90.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

90.0%

Two or more races

100.0%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2015-2016 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

2.4 %

Waco ISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 2%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

2.3 %

Waco ISD: 5.2%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

2.7 %

Waco ISD: 3.7%

Statewide: 2.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

White

2.3 %

Waco ISD: 4.9%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

0 %

Waco ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 1.5%

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

19.5 %

Waco ISD: 16.5%

Statewide: 25.5%

African American

11 %

Waco ISD: 10.4%

Statewide: 17.2%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: 66.7%

Statewide: 59.3%

Hispanic

21 %

Waco ISD: 17.1%

Statewide: 23.1%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 25.1%

White

42 %

Waco ISD: 33.6%

Statewide: 27.9%

Two or more races

8.3 %

Waco ISD: 20%

Statewide: 29%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2015-2016 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

27.3 %

Waco ISD: 29.1%

Statewide: 49.5%

African American

6.5 %

Waco ISD: 13.7%

Statewide: 28.2%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 47.6%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 72.9%

Hispanic

25.3 %

Waco ISD: 30.7%

Statewide: 37.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 48%

White

47.1 %

Waco ISD: 41%

Statewide: 63.3%

Two or more races

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 60.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2016, 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

1229

Waco ISD: 1237

Statewide: 1375

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2016. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

16.1

Waco ISD: 16.6

Statewide: 20.3

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in English or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the TAKS exit-level test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2016.

English

27.8 %

Waco ISD: 34.2%

Statewide: 50.6%

Math

21.3 %

Waco ISD: 20.7%

Statewide: 44.6%

English + Math

12.3 %

Waco ISD: 13.5%

Statewide: 38.7%

English

27.8%

Math

21.3%

English + Math

12.3%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

130.5

African American

19 (14.5%)

Waco ISD: 15.1%

Statewide: 10.2%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

3 (2.3%)

Waco ISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.5%

Hispanic

20 (15.3%)

Waco ISD: 17%

Statewide: 26.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

86.5 (66.3%)

Waco ISD: 65.9%

Statewide: 59.8%

Two or more races

2 (1.5%)

Waco ISD: 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

8.8 (6.8%)

Waco ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

90.3 (69.2%)

Waco ISD: 77%

Statewide: 74.5%

Master's

27.3 (21%)

Waco ISD: 19.9%

Statewide: 23.6%

Doctorate

4 (3.1%)

Waco ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 0.6%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2016-2017.

Students per teacher

14.3

Waco ISD: 15.1

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2016-2017 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

8.8 years

Waco ISD: 9.4 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

$51,751

Waco ISD: $50,239

Statewide: $52,525

Beginner

$45,269

Waco ISD: $45,968

Statewide: $46,199

1 to 5 years

$48,363

Waco ISD: $47,426

Statewide: $48,779

6 to 10 years

$51,804

Waco ISD: $49,655

Statewide: $51,184

11 to 20 years

$54,577

Waco ISD: $52,581

Statewide: $54,396

20+ years

$64,096

Waco ISD: $57,894

Statewide: $60,913

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