Edna Alternative

Summary:

Edna Alternative is a public high school in Edna, Texas, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 41 students. Despite its small size, the school faces significant academic challenges, ranking in the bottom 10% of high schools statewide and struggling with low test scores and achievement gaps across different student subgroups.

Edna Alternative's performance on key metrics is concerning. The school consistently ranks in the bottom 5-10% for various student subgroups, including females, males, Hispanics, whites, special education students, and those from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. Its STAAR EOC test scores are also significantly lower than the district and state averages, with only 40% proficiency in English I Reading and just 23% in U.S. History. These low academic outcomes are particularly troubling given the school's high poverty rates, with 85.37% of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

While Edna Alternative maintains relatively high graduation rates and low dropout rates, it lags behind nearby schools in the Edna Independent School District. For example, Edna High School consistently outperforms Edna Alternative on various metrics, including test scores and statewide rankings. The school's high student-teacher ratio of 19:1 may be a contributing factor to its struggles, and the district should consider targeted interventions and resource allocation to address the significant challenges faced by Edna Alternative.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 112 W Ash
       Edna, TX  77957


(361) 782-9051

District: Edna Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
1783rd of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,943 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  16.9 Help
Number of students:  41

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
58.5%
White:
26.8%
African American:
12.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  85.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Edna Alternative ranks worse than 90.9% of high schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 8.23. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Edna Alternative 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 Student population at Edna Alternative is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (58.5%), White (26.8%), African American (12.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 85.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Edna Alternative is 16.9. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Edna Alternative is $10,943.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Edna Alternative:

SchoolDigger ranks Edna Alternative 1783rd of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Edna Alternative in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Edna Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Edna Independent School District (Isd) 545th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Edna Alternative

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Rank History for all students at Edna Alternative

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 2.27 1774th 1777 0.2%
2018 2.06 1794th 1797 0.2%
2019 6.34 1720th 1857 7.4%
2021 6.12 1759th 1861 5.5%
2022 1.57 1871st 1876 0.3%
2023 8.23 1783rd 1961 9.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Edna Alternative

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 24.70 1195th 1418 15.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Edna Alternative

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.25 1786th 1794 0.4%
2019 7.76 1709th 1818 6.0%
2021 9.26 1733rd 1848 6.2%
2022 1.33 1844th 1847 0.2%
2023 2.27 1880th 1897 0.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Edna Alternative

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 8.36 1659th 1798 7.7%
2021 57.76 709th 1815 60.9%
2022 5.17 1747th 1841 5.1%
2023 0.92 1881st 1891 0.5%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Edna Alternative

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 6.34 1780th 1784 0.2%
2019 20.24 1609th 1810 11.1%
2021 12.56 1741st 1829 4.8%
2022 7.48 1795th 1837 2.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Edna Alternative

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 2.94 1800th 1803 0.2%
2019 9.71 1687th 1824 7.5%
2021 0.79 1838th 1840 0.1%
2022 1.39 1848th 1853 0.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Edna Alternative

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.16 1679th 1691 0.7%
2019 10.68 1583rd 1714 7.6%
2021 6.05 1658th 1743 4.9%
2022 1.50 1757th 1762 0.3%
2023 23.12 1437th 1820 21.0%
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Rank History for White students at Edna Alternative

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 0.00 1575th 1576 0.1%
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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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Data source: Texas Education Agency

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Enrollment information for Edna Alternative

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 6 8 0 13 1 0 0 0 28
2016 5 5 0 8 1 0 0 0 19
2017 2 5 0 6 0 0 0 0 13
2018 8 3 0 9 0 0 0 0 20
2019 6 6 0 17 0 0 1 0 30
2020 6 5 0 20 0 0 0 0 31
2021 5 4 0 16 0 0 0 0 25
2022 10 10 0 23 0 0 3 0 46
2023 11 5 0 24 0 0 1 0 41

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 Edna Alternative

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 28 1.0 28.0 71.4
2016 19 1.0 19.0 84.2
2017 13 1.6 8.0 76.9
2018 20 2.0 10.0 75
2019 30 2.6 11.2 76.7
2020 31 0.9 32.9 67.7
2021 25 1.4 17.2 76
2022 46 2.4 19.0 67.4
2023 41 2.4 16.9 85.4

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 Edna Alternative

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 28 1.0 28.0 71.4
2016 19 1.0 19.0 84.2
2017 13 1.6 8.0 76.9
2018 20 2.0 10.0 75
2019 30 2.6 11.2 76.7
2020 31 0.9 32.9 67.7
2021 25 1.4 17.2 76
2022 46 2.4 19.0 67.4
2023 41 2.4 16.9 85.4

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 Edna Alternative

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,315 (23.1%) $7,718 (76.9%) $10,033
2020 $2,454 (21.7%) $8,880 (78.3%) $11,334
2021 $2,552 (23.3%) $8,390 (76.7%) $10,943

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Edna Alternative

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1720th of 1857 High schoolsRanks 1783rd of 1961 High schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Edna Alternative)00
   End of Course Biology (Edna Independent School District (Isd))6966
 3%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English II Reading (Edna Alternative)2315
 8%
   End of Course English II Reading (Edna Independent School District (Isd))5158
 7%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5157
 6%
End of Course U.S. History (Edna Alternative)2523
 2%
   End of Course U.S. History (Edna Independent School District (Isd))5964
 5%
   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 Students3041
 36.7%
African American65
 16.7%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic1724
 41.2%
Pacific Islander00
White611
 83.3%
Two or More Races11
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.7%85.4%
 8.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Edna Alternative

In the 2022-23 school year, 41 students attended Edna Alternative.

Edna Alternative ranks in the bottom 9.1% of Texas high schools.

Students at Edna Alternative are 59% Hispanic, 27% White, 12% African American, 2% Two or more races.


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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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