Big Spring J High School

  • Big Spring J High School serves 613 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

School Overview

  • Big Spring J High School's student population of 613 students has declined by 36% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students613 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Big Spring J High School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Big Spring J High School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#6698 out of 7,879 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
69%
52%
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Black
8%
13%
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White
22%
28%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Big Spring J High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.470.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Big Spring J High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBIG SPRING ISD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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