Best Public Schools in Wharton, TX


The Wharton, Texas school district consists of 4 schools, including 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. The schools in this district are consistently underperforming compared to state-level metrics, with no clear standout schools. The student population is racially diverse, with a majority Hispanic enrollment and significant African American representation, but the schools face significant socioeconomic challenges, as evidenced by the high rates of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

Across the district, the schools have low statewide rankings, with Wharton High School ranking between 1370 and 1675 out of 1861-1961 Texas high schools, and Wharton J.H. ranking between 1424 and 2077 out of 2252-2330 Texas middle schools. The academic performance of the schools, as measured by STAAR test scores, is significantly below the state averages across all grade levels and subject areas, with proficiency rates ranging from 6% to 39%. The district's graduation and dropout rates are also a concern, with Wharton High School having a 90.5% four-year graduation rate, which is slightly below the state average.

The high rates of free/reduced lunch recipients, ranging from 73.51% at Wharton High School to 89.98% at C.G. Sivells Elementary, indicate that the Wharton community faces significant socioeconomic challenges, which may be contributing to the schools' overall low performance. The lack of standout schools in the Wharton Independent School District (Isd) suggests a need for a comprehensive review of the district's educational strategies, resource allocation, and leadership to identify areas for improvement and drive positive change.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Texas Education Agency.

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