Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Wichita Falls ISD: B

Total students

433

Avg. teacher experience

9.6 years

Wichita Falls ISD: 11.3 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Wichita Falls ISD: 97.8%

Statewide: 90.3%

Southern Hills Elementary School is an elementary school in Wichita Falls, TX, in the Wichita Falls ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 433 students. 58.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 23.3% 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 $54,396, which is $3,245 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 9.6 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.wfisd.net

Address

P O Box 97533
Wichita Falls, TX 76307-7533

Office phone number

(940) 235-1188

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Southern Hills Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 09. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 24.3 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 09.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

433

African American

51 (11.8%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 13.9%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

3 (0.7%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

239 (55.2%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 37.9%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

118 (27.3%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 38.8%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

22 (5.1%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 6.6%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

11.8%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.7%

Hispanic

55.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

27.3%

Two or more races

5.1%

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

58.2 %

Wichita Falls ISD: 49.6%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

75.1 %

Wichita Falls ISD: 59.8%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

22.6 %

Wichita Falls ISD: 10%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

58.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

75.1%

Limited Eng. proficiency

22.6%

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

23.3 %

Wichita Falls ISD: 9.9%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

1.6 %

Wichita Falls ISD: 5.6%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

14.1 %

Wichita Falls ISD: 13.5%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

23.3%

Gifted and talented

1.6%

Special education

14.1%

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

Wichita Falls ISD: B

Student achievement (2018-2019)

D

Wichita Falls ISD: B

School progress (2018-2019)

A

Wichita Falls ISD: B

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

C

Wichita Falls 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 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

5.5 %

Wichita Falls ISD: 6.2%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

N/A

Wichita Falls ISD: 10.7%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

6.9 %

Wichita Falls ISD: 7.5%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

N/A

Wichita Falls ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

4.6 %

Wichita Falls ISD: 5.9%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Wichita Falls ISD: 11.8%

Statewide: 7.2%

White

7.2 %

Wichita Falls ISD: 6.3%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

0 %

Wichita Falls ISD: 5.9%

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

39.7

African American

0 (0%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 6.8%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

7 (17.6%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 10.4%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

32.7 (82.4%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 79.5%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

2 (5%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 3.9%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

29.7 (74.8%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 71.2%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

8 (20.1%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 24.3%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Wichita Falls ISD: 0.7%

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

10.9

Wichita Falls ISD: 13.1

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

9.6 years

Wichita Falls ISD: 11.3 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

$54,396

Wichita Falls ISD: $57,185

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$46,947

Wichita Falls ISD: $48,297

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$50,608

Wichita Falls ISD: $51,605

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$52,885

Wichita Falls ISD: $54,257

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$57,103

Wichita Falls ISD: $60,249

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$67,198

Wichita Falls ISD: $67,606

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$70,531

Wichita Falls ISD: $74,908

Statewide: $69,974

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