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Schools: Equity

Schools: Equity

High School Completion by Race/Ethnicity

  • The diagonal line below represents perfect equity between the graduation rate for a campus as a whole (horizontal axis) and the graduation rate for a race/ethnic group on that campus (vertical axis).
  • On most of the campuses in Central Texas, Hispanic and Black students graduate at lower rates than the campus as a whole.

High School Completion by Race/Ethnicity

High School Dropout by Race/Ethnicity

  • The diagonal line below represents perfect equity between the dropout rate for a campus as a whole and the dropout rate for a race/ethnic group on that campus.
  • On several of the campuses in Central Texas, Hispanic and Black students drop out at almost double the rate of the campus as a whole.

High School Dropout by Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rates Declining

  • Travis County has the most campuses with very low graduation rates. The majority of campuses have seen a decrease in graduation rates.

Graduation Rates Declining

Dropout Rates Increasing

  • The majority of Central Texas schools have seen increased dropout rates since 2005. This is especially prevalent in Travis and Williamson Counties.

Dropout Rates Increasing

School Population Snapshot

  • This graph shows the racial/ethnic composition of the Central Texas region’s primary and secondary school population.
  • The Hispanic population has grown by more than 15% of the total student population since 1995. The growth rate of other ethnic groups is also increasing, making Central Texas a collection of minority-majority school districts.

School Population Snapshot

CURRENT STATE

While improving, Central Texas schools struggle to achieve equitable outcomes for Hispanic and African-American students.

IDEAL STATE

All Central Texans have equal access to justice, education, and economic advancement without regard to race or ethnicity.

CONTEXT

Our public education system is a necessary gateway for almost all children in our region to prepare themselves for success in life.

Enabling the system to adapt to rapidly changing student demographics so as to best achieve equitable outcomes for all students is a basic obligation of an involved community.

ADDITIONAL MEASURES

Graduation/GED Rates for Economically

Disadvantaged Students

High School Attrition Rates

SOURCES

Percentages for this measure may not equal total percentages reported in School Quality due to aggregation of some Hispanic students into other race/ethnic categories.

Texas Education Agency