Accountability rating

C

Total students

7,254

Avg. teacher experience

10.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

89.3 %

Statewide: 89.7%

Willis ISD is a school district in Willis, TX. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 7,254 students. The school received an accountability rating of C. 47% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 14.1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $53,683, which is $349 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 10.4 years of experience. The average SAT score at Willis ISD was 1015. The average ACT score was 20.0. In the Class of 2017, 89.3% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 1.5%.

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Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Willis ISD are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 06. Students who started eighth grade in 2006 in this region had a college graduation rate of 21.5 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher ed outcomes in Region 06.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

7,254

African American

527 (7.3%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

25 (0.3%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

46 (0.6%)

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

2,606 (35.9%)

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

4 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.1%

White

3,817 (52.6%)

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

229 (3.2%)

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

7.3%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

0.6%

Hispanic

35.9%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

52.6%

Two or more races

3.2%

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

47 %

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

57.5 %

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

15 %

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

47.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

57.5%

Limited Eng. proficiency

15.0%

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

14.1 %

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

20.6 %

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

4.9 %

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

8.4 %

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

14.1%

Career and technical

20.6%

Gifted and talented

4.9%

Special education

8.4%

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

C

Student achievement

C

School progress

C

Closing the gaps

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 2018 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2013-2014 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2017. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

89.3 %

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

90.7 %

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

100 %

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

81.8 %

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

93 %

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

87.5 %

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

90.7%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

81.8%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

93.0%

Two or more races

87.5%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 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

1.5 %

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

2 %

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

2 %

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 2.2%

White

1.1 %

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

2.7 %

Statewide: 1.3%

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

12.1 %

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

6 %

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

42.9 %

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

8.9 %

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 24.4%

White

14.6 %

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

3.8 %

Statewide: 29.5%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2016-2017 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

39.3 %

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

40 %

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

Masked

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

44 %

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

39 %

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 61%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2017, 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

1015

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2017. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

20.0

Statewide: 20.3

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 2017.

Reading

43.1 %

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

26.4 %

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

24.9 %

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

43.1%

Math

26.4%

Reading + Math

24.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

428.8

African American

13 (3%)

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

1 (0.2%)

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

53.9 (12.6%)

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Statewide: 0.4%

White

358.9 (83.7%)

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

2 (0.5%)

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%)

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

354.2 (82.6%)

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

73.6 (17.2%)

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

1 (0.2%)

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

16.9

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

10.4 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

$53,683

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$49,822

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$48,634

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$50,944

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$56,072

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$63,176

Statewide: $61,428

All campuses

Elementary/secondary schools

Middle school or junior high schools

High schools

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