James Garland Walsh Middle School
James Garland Walsh Middle School serves 1,461 students in grades 6-8.
James Garland Walsh Middle School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 89% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).
James Garland Walsh Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
James Garland Walsh Middle School's student population of 1,461 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
James Garland Walsh Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 8,043 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of James Garland Walsh Middle School is 0.64, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#125 out of 8043 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education
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