Wharton Independent School District

2100 N Fulton St
Wharton, TX 77488-3146
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 1,914 students in Wharton Independent School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Texas.
Public Schools in Wharton Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Texas public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 47% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Wharton Independent School District are Wharton J High School, Wharton High School and Wharton Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Wharton Independent School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Texas.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public school average of 73% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TX)
# Schools
4 Schools
9,057 Schools
# Students
1,914 Students
5,372,224 Students
# Teachers
150 Teachers
369,150 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Wharton Independent School District, which is ranked #1076 of all 1,194 school districts in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has decreased from 90-94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (TX)
Overall District Rank
#1076 out of 1201 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Wharton Independent   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wharton 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wharton 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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85-89%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Wharton 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
0.55
0.64
# American Indian Students
1 Student
18,751 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
21 Students
254,161 Students
% Asian Students
1%
5%
# Hispanic Students
1,179 Students
2,840,027 Students
% Hispanic Students
62%
53%
# Black Students
485 Students
681,193 Students
% Black Students
25%
13%
# White Students
188 Students
1,424,019 Students
% White Students
10%
26%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
8,263 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
39 Students
143,704 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
100
217,849
# Students in K Grade:
132
361,347
# Students in 1st Grade:
123
381,385
# Students in 2nd Grade:
132
380,045
# Students in 3rd Grade:
137
381,045
# Students in 4th Grade:
107
385,316
# Students in 5th Grade:
156
395,641
# Students in 6th Grade:
124
414,404
# Students in 7th Grade:
157
421,372
# Students in 8th Grade:
163
422,521
# Students in 9th Grade:
169
436,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
150
420,924
# Students in 11th Grade:
143
388,568
# Students in 12th Grade:
121
364,802
# Ungraded Students:
-
50

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,765 is higher than the state median of $13,045. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,951 is higher than the state median of $12,825. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (TX)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$30 MM
$12 MM
This chart display total revenue of Wharton 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)
$29 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Wharton 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
$15,765
$13,045
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wharton 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
$14,951
$12,825
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wharton 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 Wharton Independent School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wharton J High School
Math: 49% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1120 N Rusk St
Wharton, TX 77488
(979) 532-6840
Grades: 6-8
| 444 students
Rank: #22.
Wharton High School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Tiger Ave
Wharton, TX 77488
(979) 532-6800
Grades: 9-12
| 583 students
Rank: #33.
Wharton Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2030 E Boling Hwy
Wharton, TX 77488
(979) 532-6882
Grades: 3-5
| 400 students
Rank: n/an/a
1605 Alabama Rd
Wharton, TX 77488
(979) 532-6866
Grades: PK-2
| 487 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 4 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,914 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in TX)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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