Big Sandy Independent School District

401 Wildcat Dr
Big Sandy, TX 75755-598
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Big Sandy Independent School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 643 students in Big Sandy Independent School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Texas.
Public Schools in Big Sandy Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the Texas public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 42% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Texas public school average of 73% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TX)
# Schools
3 Schools
9,057 Schools
# Students
643 Students
5,372,224 Students
# Teachers
62 Teachers
369,150 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1

District Rank

Big Sandy Independent School District, which is ranked #422 of all 1,196 school districts in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (TX)
Overall District Rank
#483 out of 1198 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Big Sandy Independent   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Big Sandy Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of TX by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Big Sandy Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of TX by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
(18-19)
≥90%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Big Sandy Independent   School District and public school graduation rate of TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.47
0.64
# American Indian Students
2 Students
18,751 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1 Student
254,161 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
5%
# Hispanic Students
67 Students
2,840,027 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
53%
# Black Students
63 Students
681,193 Students
% Black Students
10%
13%
# White Students
457 Students
1,424,019 Students
% White Students
71%
26%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
8,263 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
53 Students
143,704 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
28
217,849
# Students in K Grade:
52
361,347
# Students in 1st Grade:
45
381,385
# Students in 2nd Grade:
41
380,045
# Students in 3rd Grade:
51
381,045
# Students in 4th Grade:
46
385,316
# Students in 5th Grade:
47
395,641
# Students in 6th Grade:
46
414,404
# Students in 7th Grade:
51
421,372
# Students in 8th Grade:
58
422,521
# Students in 9th Grade:
43
436,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
49
420,924
# Students in 11th Grade:
49
388,568
# Students in 12th Grade:
37
364,802
# Ungraded Students:
-
50

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,883 is higher than the state median of $13,045. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $18,510 is higher than the state median of $12,825. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (TX)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$12 MM
$12 MM
This chart display total revenue of Big Sandy Independent   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$12 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Big Sandy Independent   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,883
$13,045
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Big Sandy Independent   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$18,510
$12,825
This chart display average spending per public school student in Big Sandy Independent   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Big Sandy Independent School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Big Sandy Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
401 Wildcat Dr
Big Sandy, TX 75755
(903) 636-5287
Grades: PK-5
| 310 students
Rank: #22.
Big Sandy J High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
401 Wildcat Dr
Big Sandy, TX 75755
(903) 636-5287
Grades: 6-8
| 155 students
Rank: #33.
Big Sandy High School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
401 Wildcat Dr
Big Sandy, TX 75755
(903) 636-5287
Grades: 9-12
| 178 students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 3 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 643 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50% in TX)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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