Waco High School

Waco High School serves 1,732 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the TX average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Waco High School operates within the Waco Independent School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 1732 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 102 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,732 students
Waco High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Waco High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 102 teachers
Waco High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Waco High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Waco High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
48%
52%
Waco High School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
39%
13%
Waco High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
12%
29%
Waco High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Waco High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Waco High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.61 0.41
Waco High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
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.
68%
53%
Waco High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
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.
5%
7%
Waco High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,894 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 93% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,856 is less than the state average of $12,250. The district revenue/student has grown by 26% over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,871 is higher than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has grown by 70% over four years.
School District Name Waco Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
3
Number of Students Managed 14,894 838
Waco Independent   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 72% 83%
Waco Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2010)
District Total Revenue $167 MM $9 MM
Waco Independent   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $228 MM $10 MM
Waco Independent   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,856 $12,250
Waco Independent   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $14,871 $12,682
Waco Independent   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Harmony Science Academy (waco) (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Harmony Science Academy (waco) (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hillcrest Pds Magnet Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • WacoHillcrest Pds Magnet Elementary School
    Magnet School
    0.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 434 students4225 Pine Ave
    WacoTX 76710
    (254)772-4286
    0.5PK-5434
  • WacoCrestview Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 714 students1120 North New Rd
    WacoTX 76710
    (254)776-1704
    0.8PK-5714
  • WacoDean Highland Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 792 students3300 Maple
    WacoTX 76707
    (254)752-3751
    0.8PK-5792
  • WacoRapoport Academy El - North Campus
    Charter School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-4 | 195 students2200 Mac Arthur Dr
    WacoTX 76708
    (254)754-8000
    0.9PK-4195
  • WacoHarmony Science Academy (waco)
    Charter School
    1.2 miles | Grades: KG-12 | 725 students1900 North Vly Mills Dr
    WacoTX 76710
    (254)751-7878
    1.2KG-12725

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