Accountability rating

B

Weslaco ISD: B

Total students

2,429

Avg. teacher experience

14.6 years

Weslaco ISD: 15.9 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

93.3 %

Weslaco ISD: 92.6%

Statewide: 90%

Weslaco High School is a high school in Weslaco, TX, in the Weslaco ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 2,429 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 45% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 14.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $57,605, which is $3,483 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Weslaco High School was 1090. The average ACT score was 19.1. In the Class of 2018, 93.3% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 1.4%.

Contact information

Website

whs.wisd.us/

Address

1005 W Pike Ave
Weslaco, TX 78596-4699

Office phone number

(956) 969-6700

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Weslaco High 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

2,429

African American

3 (0.1%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

3 (0.1%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

2,364 (97.3%)

Weslaco ISD: 98.6%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

58 (2.4%)

Weslaco ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

0.1%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.1%

Hispanic

97.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

2.4%

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

45 %

Weslaco ISD: 65.2%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

79.9 %

Weslaco ISD: 85.6%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

15.1 %

Weslaco ISD: 27.1%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

45.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

79.9%

Limited Eng. proficiency

15.1%

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

14.4 %

Weslaco ISD: 25.9%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

83.5 %

Weslaco ISD: 28.2%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

8 %

Weslaco ISD: 5.6%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

7.8 %

Weslaco ISD: 8.4%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

14.4%

Career and technical

83.5%

Gifted and talented

8.0%

Special education

7.8%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

B

Weslaco ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Weslaco ISD: B

School progress

B

Weslaco ISD: A

Closing the gaps

C

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 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

93.3 %

Weslaco ISD: 92.6%

Statewide: 90%

African American

N/A

Weslaco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

Masked

Weslaco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

100 %

Weslaco ISD: 100%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

93 %

Weslaco ISD: 92.5%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Weslaco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

100 %

Weslaco ISD: 100%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

Weslaco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

N/A

American Indian

Masked

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

93.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

100.0%

Two or more races

N/A

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

1.4 %

Weslaco ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Weslaco ISD: 13.3%

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

Masked

Weslaco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Weslaco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

1.4 %

Weslaco ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Weslaco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.7%

White

1.8 %

Weslaco ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

N/A

Weslaco ISD: N/A

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

16.7 %

Weslaco ISD: 17.4%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

N/A

Weslaco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

N/A

Weslaco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

42.9 %

Weslaco ISD: 50%

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

15.8 %

Weslaco ISD: 17%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Weslaco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.2%

White

50 %

Weslaco ISD: 41.9%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Weslaco ISD: N/A

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

50.5 %

Weslaco ISD: 36%

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

N/A

Weslaco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Weslaco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 51%

Asian

Masked

Weslaco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

50.6 %

Weslaco ISD: 35.5%

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Weslaco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

45.5 %

Weslaco ISD: 46.2%

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Weslaco ISD: N/A

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

1090

Weslaco ISD: 1026

Statewide: 1036

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

19.1

Weslaco ISD: 18.6

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

47.6 %

Weslaco ISD: 40.3%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

33.5 %

Weslaco ISD: 28.2%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

29.9 %

Weslaco ISD: 24.4%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

47.6%

Math

33.5%

Reading + Math

29.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

160.2

African American

1 (0.6%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (0.6%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

143.2 (89.4%)

Weslaco ISD: 90.9%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Weslaco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

13 (8.1%)

Weslaco ISD: 7.6%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

2 (1.2%)

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

8.4 (5.3%)

Weslaco ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

100.4 (62.7%)

Weslaco ISD: 76.6%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

50.3 (31.4%)

Weslaco ISD: 21.7%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

1 (0.6%)

Weslaco ISD: 0.4%

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

15.2

Weslaco ISD: 15.7

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

14.6 years

Weslaco ISD: 15.9 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

$57,605

Weslaco ISD: $57,618

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$40,363

Weslaco ISD: $46,481

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$51,432

Weslaco ISD: $50,934

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$53,212

Weslaco ISD: $53,208

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$57,706

Weslaco ISD: $56,876

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$67,365

Weslaco ISD: $65,255

Statewide: $62,039

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