Donna High School

1/2 Mile East Wood Ave,

Donna, TX, 78537-2799

Tel: (956)464-1700
Grades: 9-12

2,253 students

Donna High School serves 2,253 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Donna High School operates within the Donna Independent School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 2253 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 170 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,253 students
Donna High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 170 teachers
Donna High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Donna High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.02 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Donna High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
99%
50%
Donna High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
13%
White
n/a
31%
Donna High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Donna High School Sch Ethnicity Donna High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.02 0.64
Donna High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
54%
44%
Donna High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%
Donna High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,940 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Donna Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
3
Number of Students Managed 14,940 799
Donna Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 70% 80%
Donna Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $150 MM $9 MM
Donna Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $153 MM $9 MM
Donna Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,316 $11,947
Donna Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,488 $12,666
Donna Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is W A Todd 9th Grade Campus (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is W A Todd 9th Grade Campus (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is T Price Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Donna T Price Elementary School
    2906 East Roberts
    Donna , TX , 78537
    (956)464-1303
    0.3  mi  |  516  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Donna W A Todd 9th Grade Campus
    400 North Salinas Blvd
    Donna , TX , 78537
    (956)464-1800
    0.4  mi  |  931  students  |  Gr.  9
  • Donna 3d Academy
    Alternative School
    2006 Silver St
    Donna , TX , 78537
    (956)464-1254
    Alternative School
    0.7  mi  |  102  students  |  Gr.  12
  • Donna Guzman Elementary School
    510 South D Salinas Blvd
    Donna , TX , 78537
    (956)464-1920
    0.7  mi  |  503  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Donna New High School
    116 North 10th St
    Donna , TX , 78537
    (956)464-1600
    1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a

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