Accountability rating

Met standard

Weslaco ISD: B

Total students

1,087

Avg. teacher experience

14.8 years

Weslaco ISD: 15.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Weslaco ISD: 92.8%

Statewide: 89.7%

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 2017-2018 school year, it had 1,087 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 61.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 20.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $55,783, which is $2,449 more than the state average.

Contact information

Website

garza.wisd.us/

Address

1111 W Sugar Cane Dr
Weslaco, TX 78596-3836

Office phone number

(956) 969-6774

Principals

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 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 01.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

1,087

African American

1 (0.1%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

3 (0.3%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

3 (0.3%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

1,070 (98.4%)

Weslaco ISD: 97.9%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

10 (0.9%)

Weslaco ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

0.1%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

0.3%

Hispanic

98.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

0.9%

Two or more races

N/A

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

61.8 %

Weslaco ISD: 64.1%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

76.5 %

Weslaco ISD: 82.4%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

22 %

Weslaco ISD: 27%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

61.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

76.5%

Limited Eng. proficiency

22.0%

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

20.6 %

Weslaco ISD: 25.7%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

32.9 %

Weslaco ISD: 28.7%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

7.9 %

Weslaco ISD: 5.6%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

9.4 %

Weslaco ISD: 8.3%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

20.6%

Career and technical

32.9%

Gifted and talented

7.9%

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. 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

Weslaco ISD: B

Student achievement

N/A

Weslaco ISD: C

School progress

N/A

Weslaco ISD: B

Closing the gaps

N/A

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 2018 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

65.1

African American

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

61.6 (94.6%)

Weslaco ISD: 90%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

3.5 (5.4%)

Weslaco ISD: 8.4%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

48.4 (74.3%)

Weslaco ISD: 78%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

16.7 (25.7%)

Weslaco ISD: 20.3%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.5%

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

16.7

Weslaco ISD: 15.5

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

14.8 years

Weslaco ISD: 15.4 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

$55,783

Weslaco ISD: $57,224

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

N/A

Weslaco ISD: $49,371

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$50,543

Weslaco ISD: $50,968

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$52,729

Weslaco ISD: $53,131

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$56,538

Weslaco ISD: $56,531

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$61,021

Weslaco ISD: $64,982

Statewide: $61,428

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