Accountability rating

N/A

Total students

5,359,040

Avg. teacher experience

11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

90.3 %

As of the 2020-2021 school year, there were 5,359,040 students in Texas. 49.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school, and 21% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

In the Class of 2020, 90.3% of students received their high school diploma on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 1.6% during the 2019-2020 school year.

The average SAT score in Texas was 1019 for 2019-2020 graduates, and the average ACT score was 20.2.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $57,641. On average, teachers had 11.2 years of experience on the job.

Contact information

Texas Education Commissioner

Higher Ed Outcomes

Statewide data is included in The Tribune's Higher Ed Outcomes app. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 had a college graduation rate of 23.2%. View a more comprehensive breakdown of higher education outcomes in Texas.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

5,359,040

African American

680,285 (12.7%)

American Indian

18,712 (0.3%)

Asian

253,856 (4.7%)

Hispanic

2,835,771 (52.9%)

Pacific Islander

8,259 (0.2%)

White

1,418,789 (26.5%)

Two or more races

143,368 (2.7%)

African American

12.7%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

4.7%

Hispanic

52.9%

Pacific Islander

0.2%

White

26.5%

Two or more races

2.7%

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

49.2 %

Economically disadvantaged

60.3 %

Limited English proficiency

20.7 %

At-risk students

49.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

60.3%

Limited Eng. proficiency

20.7%

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

21 %

Gifted and Talented

8.3 %

Special Education

11.1 %

Bilingual/ESL

21.0%

Gifted and talented

8.3%

Special education

11.1%

Academics

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2016-2017 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2021. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

90.3 %

African American

87 %

American Indian

86.3 %

Asian

96.7 %

Hispanic

88.6 %

Pacific Islander

89.2 %

White

94 %

Two or more races

91.1 %

African American

87.0%

American Indian

86.3%

Asian

96.7%

Hispanic

88.6%

Pacific Islander

89.2%

White

94.0%

Two or more races

91.1%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2019-2020 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

1.6 %

American Indian

2.3 %

African American

2.5 %

Asian

0.3 %

Hispanic

1.9 %

Pacific Islander

1.5 %

White

0.9 %

Two or more races

1.5 %

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

6.7 %

American Indian

7.8 %

African American

8.9 %

Asian

1.8 %

Hispanic

7.4 %

Pacific Islander

7.2 %

White

5.2 %

Two or more races

6.7 %

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 2019-2020 school year.

All students

22 %

African American

13.3 %

American Indian

17.2 %

Asian

59.1 %

Hispanic

18.6 %

Pacific Islander

19.5 %

White

25.4 %

Two or more races

25.8 %

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2019-2020 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

59 %

African American

40.4 %

American Indian

57.6 %

Asian

81.2 %

Hispanic

47.4 %

Pacific Islander

58.9 %

White

69 %

Two or more races

69.1 %

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2019-2020, 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

1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2019-2020. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

20.2

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 students graduating in 2019-2020.

Reading

59.7 %

Math

47.9 %

Reading + Math

43.2 %

Reading

59.7%

Math

47.9%

Reading + Math

43.2%

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

369,395.4

African American

41,186.3 (11.1%)

American Indian

1,261 (0.3%)

Asian

6,656.1 (1.8%)

Hispanic

104,985 (28.4%)

Pacific Islander

618.8 (0.2%)

White

210,367.3 (56.9%)

Two or more races

4,320.9 (1.2%)

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

4,422.7 (1.2%)

Bachelor's

269,818 (73%)

Master's

92,432.5 (25%)

Doctorate

2,722.3 (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

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

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

$57,641

Beginner

$50,849

1 to 5 years

$53,288

6 to 10 years

$56,282

11 to 20 years

$59,900

21 to 30 years

$64,637

30+ years

$69,974

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