Waco High School

  • Waco High School serves 1,799 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the TX average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% 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.
  • Waco Independent School District's 72% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1799 students has grown by 24% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 116 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,799 students
Waco High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Waco High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 116 teachers
Waco High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Waco High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.60 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 16:1 16:1
Waco High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
n/a
4%
Waco High School Asian Students (1989-2011)
Hispanic
49%
52%
Waco High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
40%
13%
Waco High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
10%
29%
Waco High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Waco High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Waco High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.60 0.41
Waco High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
70%
52%
Waco High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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%
6%
Waco High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Waco Independent School District's student population of 14,978 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 93% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,536 in this district is less than the state average of $12,126. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,573 is less than the state average of $11,704. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four years.
School District Name Waco Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
3
Number of Students Managed 14,978 825
Waco Independent School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 72% 83%
Waco Independent School District Graduation Rate (2000-2010)
District Total Revenue $157 MM $10 MM
Waco Independent School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $143 MM $10 MM
Waco Independent School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,536 $12,126
Waco Independent School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,573 $11,704
Waco Independent School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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