Total students

5,215,282

Students per teacher

15.2

Avg. teacher experience

11 years

Four-year graduation rate

88.3 %

As of the 2014-2015 school year, there were 5,215,282 students in Texas. 51.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school, and 17.8% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $50,715. On average, teachers had 11 years of experience on the job.

The average SAT score in Texas was 1417, and the average ACT score was 20.6. In the 2014-2015 class, 88.3% of students received their high school diploma on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 2.2%.

Contact information

Texas Education Commissioner

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

5,215,282

African American

659,074 (12.6%)

American Indian

21,411 (0.4%)

Asian

201,738 (3.9%)

Hispanic

2,714,266 (52%)

Pacific Islander

7,085 (0.1%)

White

1,509,555 (28.9%)

Two or more races

102,153 (2%)

African American

12.6%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

3.9%

Hispanic

52.0%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

28.9%

Two or more races

2.0%

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

51.2 %

Economically disadvantaged

58.8 %

Limited English proficiency

18.2 %

At-risk students

51.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

58.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

18.2%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2014-2015 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

17.8 %

Career and Technical

23.2 %

Gifted and Talented

7.6 %

Special Education

8.5 %

Bilingual/ESL

17.8%

Career and technical

23.2%

Gifted and talented

7.6%

Special education

8.5%

Academics

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2010-2011 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2015. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

88.3 %

African American

84.2 %

American Indian

87.1 %

Asian

94.8 %

Hispanic

85.5 %

Pacific Islander

88.9 %

White

93 %

Two or more races

91.2 %

African American

84.2%

American Indian

87.1%

Asian

94.8%

Hispanic

85.5%

Pacific Islander

88.9%

White

93.0%

Two or more races

91.2%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2014-2015 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

2.2 %

American Indian

2.3 %

African American

3.1 %

Asian

0.7 %

Hispanic

2.7 %

Pacific Islander

3 %

White

1.1 %

Two or more races

1.5 %

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 2014-2015 school year.

All students

23.5 %

African American

15.2 %

American Indian

19.5 %

Asian

55.9 %

Hispanic

20.9 %

Pacific Islander

24.5 %

White

26.3 %

Two or more races

27.5 %

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2014-2015 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

51.3 %

African American

27.8 %

American Indian

52.8 %

Asian

73.9 %

Hispanic

38.3 %

Pacific Islander

47.6 %

White

64.6 %

Two or more races

61.6 %

SAT

The average SAT score for 2014-2015, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400.

Avg. SAT score

1417

ACT

The average ACT composite score for 2014-2015. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in English or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the TAKS exit-level test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the class of 2014.

English

68 %

Math

67 %

English + Math

54 %

English

68.0%

Math

67.0%

English + Math

54.0%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

342,191.8

African American

33,863.7 (9.9%)

American Indian

1,244.6 (0.4%)

Asian

4,890.6 (1.4%)

Hispanic

87,714.8 (25.6%)

Pacific Islander

758.8 (0.2%)

White

210,044.8 (61.4%)

Two or more races

3,674.5 (1.1%)

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

2,980.2 (0.9%)

Bachelor's

257,146.2 (75.1%)

Master's

79,997.8 (23.4%)

Doctorate

2,067.7 (0.6%)

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2014-2015.

Students per teacher

15.2

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2014-2015 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 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

$50,715

Beginner

$44,540

1 to 5 years

$46,575

6 to 10 years

$49,127

11 to 20 years

$52,640

20+ years

$59,787

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