Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

Summary:

Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County is a small public charter high school in Killeen, Texas, serving grades 7-12 with a student population of just 36. Despite its higher per-student spending, the school has consistently ranked among the lowest-performing high schools in the state, with concerning academic metrics and a 100% dropout rate in a recent year.

The school's student body is predominantly African American and Hispanic, with a very high percentage of economically disadvantaged students. Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County's performance on state assessments is alarmingly low, with 0% proficiency rates in most subject areas, far below the state and district averages. In contrast, the nearby Killeen ISD Early College High School is a high-performing school that consistently ranks among the top 10% of Texas high schools.

The poor performance of Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County, despite its higher per-student spending, raises questions about the effectiveness of the charter school model in this particular context. The school's instability in staffing and resources may be contributing factors to its struggles, which are in stark contrast to the stronger academic outcomes at other Killeen ISD high schools in the area, such as Robert M Shoemaker High School and Chaparral High School.


Detail:

Public, Charter 7-12

 4800 E Rancier Ave
       Killeen, TX  76543


(210) 638-5250

District: Inspire Academies

SchoolDigger Rank:
1551st of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $25,317 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  36

Racial breakdown:

African American:
55.6%
Hispanic:
22.2%
White:
16.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County ranks worse than 100% of middle schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 1.86. (See more...)
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Compare Details Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County ranks worse than 79.1% of high schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.6. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (55.6%), Hispanic (22.2%), White (16.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 91.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County is 14.5. (See more...)
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Compare Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County employs 2.4 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County is $25,317.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County:

SchoolDigger ranks Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County 2330th of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County 1551st of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County in the ranking list.)

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Inspire Academies:

SchoolDigger ranks Inspire Academies 830th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

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Rank History for all middle school students at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 3.72 2242nd 2254 0.5%
2023 1.86 2330th 2330 0.0%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 4.40 2209th 2220 0.5%
2023 2.20 2251st 2251 0.0%
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Rank History for middle school At Risk students at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 8.65 2163rd 2182 0.9%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 4.72 1273rd 1273 0.0%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

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Rank History for all high school students at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 14.21 1621st 1861 12.9%
2022 2.51 1850th 1876 1.4%
2023 22.60 1551st 1961 20.9%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 5.56 1739th 1818 4.3%
2021 7.61 1756th 1848 5.0%
2022 3.68 1804th 1847 2.3%
2023 25.97 1460th 1897 23.0%
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Rank History for high school At Risk students at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 12.55 1715th 1810 5.2%
2021 19.84 1581st 1829 13.6%
2022 7.25 1800th 1837 2.0%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 5.78 1743rd 1824 4.4%
2021 37.99 1111th 1840 39.6%
2022 4.39 1788th 1853 3.5%
2023 38.34 1150th 1913 39.9%
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Rank History for high school African American students at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 5.58 997th 1020 2.3%
2022 8.70 975th 1031 5.4%
2023 35.14 642nd 1069 39.9%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2018 7 21 0 7 1 0 1 0 37
2019 3 12 0 12 0 0 1 0 28
2020 5 12 0 6 0 0 0 0 23
2021 7 10 0 1 0 0 2 0 20
2022 2 8 0 5 0 0 2 0 17
2023 6 20 1 8 0 0 1 0 36

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 37 5.9 6.1 91.9
2019 28 4.9 5.6 89.3
2020 23 3.9 5.8 87
2021 20 3.0 6.6 85
2022 17 3.9 4.3 82.4
2023 36 2.4 14.5 91.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 37 5.9 6.1 91.9
2019 28 4.9 5.6 89.3
2020 23 3.9 5.8 87
2021 20 3.0 6.6 85
2022 17 3.9 4.3 82.4
2023 36 2.4 14.5 91.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,266 (8.7%) $23,819 (91.3%) $26,085
2020 $2,714 (11.5%) $20,920 (88.5%) $23,634
2021 $6,293 (24.9%) $19,024 (75.1%) $25,317

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County)00
   End of Course Algebra I (Inspire Academies)1519
 4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County)1743
 26%
   End of Course Biology (Inspire Academies)3644
 8%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County)046
 46%
   End of Course English I Reading (Inspire Academies)2945
 16%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County)1440
 26%
   End of Course English II Reading (Inspire Academies)3844
 6%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students2836
 28.6%
African American1220
 66.7%
American Indian00
Asian01
Hispanic128
 33.3%
Pacific Islander00
White36
 100%
Two or More Races11
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.3%91.7%
 2.4%


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Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County ranks in the bottom 20.9% of Texas high schools.

Students at Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County are 56% African American, 22% Hispanic, 17% White, 3% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 36 students attended Jhw Inspire Academy - Bell County.


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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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