Premier H S Of Weslaco

Summary:

Premier H S Of Weslaco is a public charter high school serving 135 students in grades 9-12 in Weslaco, Texas. The school faces significant challenges, with a predominantly Hispanic student population, consistently low statewide rankings, and academic performance well below state and district averages.

Premier H S Of Weslaco has a student population that is 98.52% Hispanic, and a high percentage of students, around 95%, qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. The school's four-year graduation rate has fluctuated significantly, ranging from a low of 38.5% to a high of 66.7% in recent years. Its performance on STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) exams is also significantly below the state and Weslaco Independent School District (ISD) averages, with proficiency rates ranging from 10% to 50% across different subject areas. Compared to nearby schools, such as Weslaco 21st Century Cte Early College High School and South Texas Independent School District (ISD) schools, Premier H S Of Weslaco performs significantly worse, with much higher statewide rankings, graduation rates, and test scores.

The challenges faced by Premier H S Of Weslaco are particularly acute for female students, English Language Learners, and students with special needs, with these subgroups ranking in the bottom 20-30% of Texas high schools. The school's spending per student has fluctuated, ranging from $7,684 to $12,267 in recent years, which is lower than the spending at some nearby schools. The school's student-teacher ratio has also varied, from 10.2 to 26.6 students per teacher, which may impact the quality of instruction and support for students. Addressing these issues will be crucial for ensuring that all students at Premier H S Of Weslaco have the chance to succeed.


Detail:

Public, Charter 9-12

 2419 N Vo Tech Dr
       Weslaco, TX  78596


(956) 781-8800

District: Premier High Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1616th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,684 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  23.8 Help
Number of students:  135

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
98.5%
African American:
1.5%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  95.6% Help


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Compare Details Premier H S Of Weslaco ranks worse than 82.4% of high schools in Texas. It also ranks 23rd among 35 ranked high schools in the Premier High Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.57. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Premier H S Of Weslaco freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (98.5%), African American (1.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 95.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Premier H S Of Weslaco is 23.8. 23 high schools in the Premier High Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Premier H S Of Weslaco employs 5.6 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Premier H S Of Weslaco is $7,684. 21 high schools in the Premier High Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Premier H S Of Weslaco:

SchoolDigger ranks Premier H S Of Weslaco 1616th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Premier H S Of Weslaco in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Hispanic students:


Premier High Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Premier High Schools 803rd of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Premier H S Of Weslaco

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Rank History for all students at Premier H S Of Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 54.86 791st 1734 54.4%
2015 29.09 1371st 1743 21.3%
2016 52.56 894th 1762 49.3%
2017 26.64 1325th 1777 25.4%
2018 29.27 1296th 1797 27.9%
2019 34.68 1251st 1857 32.6%
2021 24.86 1432nd 1861 23.1%
2022 29.44 1357th 1876 27.7%
2023 18.57 1616th 1961 17.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Premier H S Of Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.59 140th 1113 87.4%
2019 69.48 185th 1136 83.7%
2021 47.18 477th 1195 60.1%
2022 26.16 948th 1278 25.8%
2023 25.97 1012th 1371 26.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Premier H S Of Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.40 1328th 1347 1.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Premier H S Of Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.51 1286th 1794 28.3%
2019 41.61 1052nd 1818 42.1%
2021 30.28 1345th 1848 27.2%
2022 32.58 1271st 1847 31.2%
2023 22.52 1530th 1897 19.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Premier H S Of Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.31 1348th 1781 24.3%
2019 26.23 1425th 1798 20.7%
2021 10.97 1639th 1815 9.7%
2022 21.75 1483rd 1841 19.4%
2023 11.12 1664th 1891 12.0%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Premier H S Of Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.61 576th 1784 67.7%
2019 62.59 421st 1810 76.7%
2021 45.46 852nd 1829 53.4%
2022 49.81 672nd 1837 63.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Premier H S Of Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.71 1347th 1803 25.3%
2019 42.72 1008th 1824 44.7%
2021 34.60 1199th 1840 34.8%
2022 36.21 1152nd 1853 37.8%
2023 29.93 1333rd 1913 30.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Premier H S Of Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.78 1182nd 1691 30.1%
2019 38.77 1067th 1714 37.7%
2021 28.92 1273rd 1743 27.0%
2022 32.66 1194th 1762 32.2%
2023 22.05 1457th 1820 19.9%
See the entire list of Best Texas High Schools for Hispanic Students!

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.

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Enrollment information for Premier H S Of Weslaco

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 2 0 0 189 0 0 0 0 191
2013 3 0 0 181 1 0 0 0 185
2014 5 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 141
2015 2 0 0 135 1 0 1 0 139
2016 4 0 0 137 0 0 0 0 141
2017 1 1 0 170 0 0 0 0 172
2018 3 0 0 127 0 0 0 0 130
2019 1 0 0 124 0 0 0 0 125
2020 1 0 0 84 0 0 0 0 85
2021 1 2 0 157 0 0 0 0 160
2022 1 2 0 69 0 0 0 0 72
2023 0 2 0 133 0 0 0 0 135

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 Premier H S Of Weslaco

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 191 13.0 14.6 84.3
2013 185 11.0 16.8 81.6
2014 141 10.5 13.4 70.9
2015 139 10.0 13.9 95.7
2016 141 7.0 20.1 92.9
2017 172 7.8 21.8 87.8
2018 130 6.6 19.4 96.9
2019 125 6.0 20.8 94.4
2020 85 6.0 14.1 94.1
2021 160 6.0 26.6 95.6
2022 72 7.0 10.2 91.7
2023 135 5.6 23.8 95.6

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 Premier H S Of Weslaco

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 191 13.0 14.6 84.3
2013 185 11.0 16.8 81.6
2014 141 10.5 13.4 70.9
2015 139 10.0 13.9 95.7
2016 141 7.0 20.1 92.9
2017 172 7.8 21.8 87.8
2018 130 6.6 19.4 96.9
2019 125 6.0 20.8 94.4
2020 85 6.0 14.1 94.1
2021 160 6.0 26.6 95.6
2022 72 7.0 10.2 91.7
2023 135 5.6 23.8 95.6

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Premier H S Of Weslaco

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,145 (13.6%) $7,251 (86.4%) $8,396
2020 $1,740 (14.2%) $10,527 (85.8%) $12,267
2021 $1,222 (15.9%) $6,462 (84.1%) $7,684

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Premier H S Of Weslaco

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.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1251st of 1857 High schoolsRanks 1616th of 1961 High schools
 15%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Premier H S Of Weslaco)5310
 43%
   End of Course Algebra I (Premier High Schools)1714
 3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Premier H S Of Weslaco)3330
 3%
   End of Course Biology (Premier High Schools)3832
 6%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Premier H S Of Weslaco)2823
 5%
   End of Course English I Reading (Premier High Schools)3038
 8%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Premier H S Of Weslaco)4547
 2%
   End of Course English II Reading (Premier High Schools)3845
 7%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Premier H S Of Weslaco)6850
 18%
   End of Course U.S. History (Premier High Schools)5850
 8%
   End of Course U.S. History (Texas)7571
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students125135
 8%
African American02
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic124133
 7.3%
Pacific Islander00
White10
 100%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients94.4%95.6%
 1.2%


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Premier H S Of Weslaco ranks in the bottom 17.6% of Texas high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 135 students attended Premier H S Of Weslaco.

Students at Premier H S Of Weslaco are 99% Hispanic, 1% African American.


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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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