Accountability rating

Met standard

Zapata County ISD: B

Total students

916

Avg. teacher experience

15.9 years

Zapata County ISD: 13.7 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

92.2 %

Zapata County ISD: 92.2%

Statewide: 89.7%

Zapata High School is a high school in Zapata, TX, in the Zapata County ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 916 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 64.5% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 10% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $55,229, which is $1,895 more than the state average. The average ACT score was 16.9. In the Class of 2017, 92.2% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 1.1%.

Contact information

Address

P O Box 158
Zapata, TX 78076

Office phone number

(956) 765-0280

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Zapata High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2006 in this region had a college graduation rate of 21.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

916

African American

0 (0%)

Zapata County ISD: 0%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Zapata County ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Zapata County ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

905 (98.8%)

Zapata County ISD: 99.1%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Zapata County ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

11 (1.2%)

Zapata County ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Zapata County ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

98.8%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

1.2%

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

64.5 %

Zapata County ISD: 65.6%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

80.9 %

Zapata County ISD: 83.3%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

10.5 %

Zapata County ISD: 28.6%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

64.5%

Econ. disadvantaged

80.9%

Limited Eng. proficiency

10.5%

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

10 %

Zapata County ISD: 27.7%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

77.6 %

Zapata County ISD: 30.5%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

9.3 %

Zapata County ISD: 7.1%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

11.5 %

Zapata County ISD: 10.2%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

10.0%

Career and technical

77.6%

Gifted and talented

9.3%

Special education

11.5%

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

Zapata County ISD: B

Student achievement

N/A

Zapata County ISD: C

School progress

N/A

Zapata County ISD: B

Closing the gaps

N/A

Zapata County 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 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

92.2 %

Zapata County ISD: 92.2%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

92.1 %

Zapata County ISD: 92.1%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

Masked

Zapata County ISD: Masked

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

92.1%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

Masked

Two or more races

N/A

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

1.1 %

Zapata County ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

Masked

Zapata County ISD: Masked

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

1.1 %

Zapata County ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.2%

White

0 %

Zapata County ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

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

4 %

Zapata County ISD: 4%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

4 %

Zapata County ISD: 4%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 24.4%

White

0 %

Zapata County ISD: 0%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

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

73.7 %

Zapata County ISD: 73.7%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

73.7 %

Zapata County ISD: 73.7%

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

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

Masked

Zapata County ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

16.9

Zapata County ISD: 16.9

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

32.1 %

Zapata County ISD: 32.1%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

24.6 %

Zapata County ISD: 24.6%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

17.5 %

Zapata County ISD: 17.5%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

32.1%

Math

24.6%

Reading + Math

17.5%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

60.4

African American

0 (0%)

Zapata County ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Zapata County ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Zapata County ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

53.4 (88.4%)

Zapata County ISD: 94.9%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Zapata County ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

5 (8.3%)

Zapata County ISD: 4.1%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

2 (3.3%)

Zapata County ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

2 (3.3%)

Zapata County ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

48.6 (80.5%)

Zapata County ISD: 88.2%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

9.8 (16.1%)

Zapata County ISD: 10.9%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Zapata County ISD: 0%

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

15.2

Zapata County ISD: 16.1

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

15.9 years

Zapata County ISD: 13.7 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

$55,229

Zapata County ISD: $53,412

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

N/A

Zapata County ISD: N/A

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$49,230

Zapata County ISD: $46,716

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$49,125

Zapata County ISD: $49,438

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$54,393

Zapata County ISD: $54,453

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$61,254

Zapata County ISD: $61,089

Statewide: $61,428

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