Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Weslaco ISD: B

Total students

1,085

Avg. teacher experience

15.8 years

Weslaco ISD: 16.7 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Weslaco ISD: 93.6%

Statewide: 90.3%

Beatriz G Garza Middle School is a middle school or junior high school in Weslaco, TX, in the Weslaco ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 1,085 students. 82.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 21.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. The school received an accountability rating of B for the 2018-2019 school year.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $59,779, which is $2,138 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 15.8 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

garza.wisd.us/

Address

1111 W Sugar Cane Dr
Weslaco, TX 78596-3836

Office phone number

(956) 969-6774

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Beatriz G Garza Middle School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.5 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

1,085

African American

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

1,080 (99.5%)

Weslaco ISD: 98.6%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

4 (0.4%)

Weslaco ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

1 (0.1%)

Weslaco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

99.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

0.4%

Two or more races

0.1%

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

82.2 %

Weslaco ISD: 72.9%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

80 %

Weslaco ISD: 84.7%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

22.4 %

Weslaco ISD: 26.2%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

82.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

80.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

22.4%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2020-2021 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

21.6 %

Weslaco ISD: 25.1%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

10 %

Weslaco ISD: 5.8%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

10.5 %

Weslaco ISD: 9.8%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

21.6%

Gifted and talented

10.0%

Special education

10.5%

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 2020-2021 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 when available.

Overall (2018-2019)

B

Weslaco ISD: B

Student achievement (2018-2019)

C

Weslaco ISD: B

School progress (2018-2019)

B

Weslaco ISD: A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

D

Weslaco ISD: B

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 2021 Accountability Manual.

Chronic absenteeism

The chronic absenteeism rate for students during the 2019-2020 school year. It measures the number of students who were absent for at least ten percent of the school year.

All students

4.9 %

Weslaco ISD: 6.3%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

N/A

Weslaco ISD: 10%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

N/A

Weslaco ISD: 14.3%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

N/A

Weslaco ISD: 6.7%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

4.8 %

Weslaco ISD: 6.3%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Weslaco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 7.2%

White

Masked

Weslaco ISD: 7.1%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

N/A

Weslaco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 6.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2020-2021 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

66.9

African American

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

62.9 (94%)

Weslaco ISD: 91.9%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

4 (6%)

Weslaco ISD: 6.8%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

51.3 (76.7%)

Weslaco ISD: 76.1%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

15.6 (23.3%)

Weslaco ISD: 22.6%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

16.2

Weslaco ISD: 15.9

Statewide: 14.5

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2020-2021 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

15.8 years

Weslaco ISD: 16.7 years

Statewide: 11.2 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

$59,779

Weslaco ISD: $60,616

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

N/A

Weslaco ISD: $51,256

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$52,970

Weslaco ISD: $52,779

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$55,614

Weslaco ISD: $55,429

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$59,607

Weslaco ISD: $59,770

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$63,337

Weslaco ISD: $64,877

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$71,904

Weslaco ISD: $73,313

Statewide: $69,974

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