Joshua High School

Summary:

Joshua High School is a public high school serving 1,242 students in grades 9-12 in the Joshua Independent School District in Texas. The school has a predominantly White student population (63.61%), with significant Hispanic representation (30.6%) and smaller percentages of other racial groups.

Joshua High School has several notable strengths, including very high 4-year graduation rates (97.1% to 98.5% over the past 5 years) and low dropout rates (0.2% to 0.5%). However, the school's performance on standardized tests is mixed, with strong results in some subjects like English II Reading and U.S. History, but significant struggles in Algebra I, where only 8% of students were proficient or better in 2022-2023, compared to 45% statewide and 64% for the Joshua ISD. The school also has a relatively high percentage of students (44.28%) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from lower-income families compared to some nearby schools like Burleson High School.

Interestingly, Joshua High School's student population and performance on standardized tests vary significantly from some of the nearby schools, such as Cleburne High School and Burleson Collegiate High School, which have more balanced racial distributions and different academic outcomes. This suggests that the local educational landscape is diverse, with some schools outperforming Joshua High School and others underperforming.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 909 S Broadway
       Joshua, TX  76058-5199


(817) 202-2500

District: Joshua Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
507th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,121 Help


Feeder schools for Joshua High School:

Elementary:    A G Elder Elementary
    Caddo Grove Elementary
    H D Staples Elementary
    North Joshua Elementary
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Middle:    R C Loflin Middle
    Tom And Nita Nichols Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  12.1 Help
Number of students:  1,242

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.6%
Hispanic:
30.6%
Two or more races:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Joshua High School ranks better than 74.1% of high schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.86. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Joshua High School 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 Joshua High School has the largest high school student body size in the Joshua Independent School District (Isd). Racial makeup is: White (63.6%), Hispanic (30.6%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Joshua High School is 12.1. 1 high schools in the Joshua Independent School District (Isd) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Joshua High School employs 101.9 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Joshua High School is $12,121. 1 high schools in the Joshua Independent School District (Isd) spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Joshua High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Joshua High School 507th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Joshua High School in the ranking list.)

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Joshua Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Joshua Independent School District (Isd) 219th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Joshua High School

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Rank History for all students at Joshua High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 58.00 719th 1427 49.6%
2005 64.31 528th 1429 63.1%
2006 72.11 334th 1430 76.6%
2007 75.48 247th 1497 83.5%
2008 65.53 532nd 1510 64.8%
2009 70.79 355th 1539 76.9%
2010 73.16 266th 1568 83.0%
2011 69.44 419th 1672 74.9%
2012 46.00 934th 1603 41.7%
2013 36.61 1177th 1652 28.8%
2014 39.00 1188th 1734 31.5%
2015 52.57 911th 1743 47.7%
2016 43.93 1105th 1762 37.3%
2017 59.00 553rd 1777 68.9%
2018 59.32 586th 1797 67.4%
2019 58.69 659th 1857 64.5%
2021 57.61 710th 1861 61.8%
2022 58.43 649th 1876 65.4%
2023 66.86 507th 1961 74.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Joshua High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.50 396th 582 32.0%
2019 62.08 207th 604 65.7%
2021 61.96 187th 588 68.2%
2022 69.50 156th 664 76.5%
2023 54.45 263rd 677 61.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Joshua High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.48 817th 1113 26.6%
2019 22.92 959th 1136 15.6%
2021 19.71 1066th 1195 10.8%
2022 36.59 699th 1278 45.3%
2023 44.26 585th 1371 57.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Joshua High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.33 1093rd 1347 18.9%
2019 52.82 468th 1357 65.5%
2021 46.79 598th 1382 56.7%
2022 35.52 909th 1418 35.9%
2023 53.30 516th 1478 65.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Joshua High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.91 847th 1794 52.8%
2019 49.24 826th 1818 54.6%
2021 50.90 788th 1848 57.4%
2022 49.58 781st 1847 57.7%
2023 62.05 493rd 1897 74.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Joshua High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.48 531st 1781 70.2%
2019 63.66 549th 1798 69.5%
2021 59.00 667th 1815 63.3%
2022 58.94 631st 1841 65.7%
2023 68.72 435th 1891 77.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Joshua High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.09 634th 1137 44.2%
2019 70.32 287th 1145 74.9%
2021 72.70 287th 1177 75.6%
2022 41.94 897th 1172 23.5%
2023 60.18 632nd 1182 46.5%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Joshua High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.21 989th 1784 44.6%
2019 34.47 1226th 1810 32.3%
2021 43.54 893rd 1829 51.2%
2022 45.79 798th 1837 56.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Joshua High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.27 734th 1803 59.3%
2019 52.39 762nd 1824 58.2%
2021 51.98 792nd 1840 57.0%
2022 57.38 643rd 1853 65.3%
2023 63.16 562nd 1913 70.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Joshua High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.41 93rd 1013 90.8%
2021 20.05 851st 1020 16.6%
2022 29.25 711th 1031 31.0%
2023 43.50 520th 1069 51.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Joshua High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.06 956th 1691 43.5%
2019 45.72 891st 1714 48.0%
2021 36.08 1116th 1743 36.0%
2022 39.18 1035th 1762 41.3%
2023 56.98 616th 1820 66.2%
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Rank History for White students at Joshua High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.64 733rd 1539 52.4%
2019 48.34 785th 1526 48.6%
2021 48.90 769th 1510 49.1%
2022 53.14 629th 1525 58.8%
2023 61.03 533rd 1576 66.2%
See the entire list of Best Texas High Schools for White 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.

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 Joshua High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 797 3 1 28 1 n/a n/a 0 830
1989 770 4 5 22 3 n/a n/a 0 804
1990 753 4 2 42 3 n/a n/a 0 804
1991 769 1 2 26 6 n/a n/a -262 542
1992 777 4 5 31 5 n/a n/a 0 822
1993 786 4 2 44 5 n/a n/a 0 841
1994 806 7 3 42 7 n/a n/a 0 865
1995 845 6 1 63 3 n/a n/a 0 918
1996 845 6 1 63 3 n/a n/a 0 918
1997 926 5 0 71 2 n/a n/a 0 1004
1998 929 6 1 68 3 n/a n/a 0 1007
1999 912 8 6 75 1 n/a n/a 0 1002
2000 995 12 7 107 5 n/a n/a 0 1126
2001 1027 10 7 90 5 n/a n/a 0 1139
2002 1075 10 5 111 5 n/a n/a 0 1206
2003 1075 10 5 111 5 n/a n/a 0 1206
2004 1055 13 5 117 3 n/a n/a 0 1193
2005 1063 19 4 141 3 n/a n/a 0 1230
2006 1096 17 4 139 7 n/a n/a 0 1263
2007 1065 13 7 156 5 n/a n/a 0 1246
2008 1053 11 8 169 5 n/a n/a 0 1246
2009 1010 16 6 178 7 n/a n/a 0 1217
2010 993 28 7 196 4 n/a n/a 0 1228
2011 671 10 5 176 10 1 27 0 900
2012 676 9 4 183 7 1 26 0 906
2013 727 10 4 192 7 1 19 0 960
2014 740 13 11 191 5 0 18 0 978
2015 739 12 8 203 2 2 29 0 995
2016 714 16 11 221 6 1 27 0 996
2017 768 16 7 257 5 1 24 0 1078
2018 781 16 6 268 6 1 23 0 1101
2019 778 16 6 276 6 1 25 0 1108
2020 759 16 3 282 4 1 33 0 1098
2021 753 14 5 318 3 0 35 0 1128
2022 792 22 9 341 2 0 38 0 1204
2023 790 30 6 380 5 0 31 0 1242

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 Joshua High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 830 48.0 17.2 n/a
1989 804 n/a n/a n/a
1990 804 42.0 19.1 n/a
1991 542 42.2 12.8 n/a
1992 822 46.5 17.6 12.3
1993 841 49.0 17.2 16.9
1994 865 53.6 16.1 10.4
1995 918 64.6 14.2 14.7
1996 918 64.6 14.2 14.7
1997 1004 65.6 15.3 18.4
1998 1007 67.3 15.0 15.4
1999 1002 72.1 13.9 20.2
2000 1126 75.3 15.0 16.1
2001 1139 83.6 13.6 23.3
2002 1206 90.6 13.3 28.3
2003 1206 90.6 13.3 28.3
2004 1193 93.3 12.8 27.9
2005 1230 90.6 13.6 30.6
2006 1263 92.6 13.6 29.5
2007 1246 92.0 13.5 29.8
2008 1246 97.3 12.8 31.3
2009 1217 96.6 12.6 32
2010 1228 100.8 12.1 36.9
2011 900 73.1 12.2 38.1
2012 906 70.5 12.8 38.5
2013 960 74.2 12.9 36.9
2014 978 74.8 13.0 35.3
2015 995 76.0 13.0 35.4
2016 996 79.0 12.6 37.6
2017 1078 79.2 13.6 36.1
2018 1101 81.0 13.5 37.5
2019 1108 89.8 12.3 40.8
2020 1098 94.4 11.6 40
2021 1128 93.4 12.0 37.9
2022 1204 95.4 12.6 47.3
2023 1242 101.9 12.1 44.3

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 Joshua High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 830 48.0 17.2 n/a
1989 804 n/a n/a n/a
1990 804 42.0 19.1 n/a
1991 542 42.2 12.8 n/a
1992 822 46.5 17.6 12.3
1993 841 49.0 17.2 16.9
1994 865 53.6 16.1 10.4
1995 918 64.6 14.2 14.7
1996 918 64.6 14.2 14.7
1997 1004 65.6 15.3 18.4
1998 1007 67.3 15.0 15.4
1999 1002 72.1 13.9 20.2
2000 1126 75.3 15.0 16.1
2001 1139 83.6 13.6 23.3
2002 1206 90.6 13.3 28.3
2003 1206 90.6 13.3 28.3
2004 1193 93.3 12.8 27.9
2005 1230 90.6 13.6 30.6
2006 1263 92.6 13.6 29.5
2007 1246 92.0 13.5 29.8
2008 1246 97.3 12.8 31.3
2009 1217 96.6 12.6 32
2010 1228 100.8 12.1 36.9
2011 900 73.1 12.2 38.1
2012 906 70.5 12.8 38.5
2013 960 74.2 12.9 36.9
2014 978 74.8 13.0 35.3
2015 995 76.0 13.0 35.4
2016 996 79.0 12.6 37.6
2017 1078 79.2 13.6 36.1
2018 1101 81.0 13.5 37.5
2019 1108 89.8 12.3 40.8
2020 1098 94.4 11.6 40
2021 1128 93.4 12.0 37.9
2022 1204 95.4 12.6 47.3
2023 1242 101.9 12.1 44.3

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 Joshua High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $665 (6.0%) $10,447 (94.0%) $11,112
2020 $746 (6.3%) $11,006 (93.7%) $11,752
2021 $921 (7.6%) $11,200 (92.4%) $12,121

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Joshua High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 659th of 1857 High schoolsRanks 507th of 1961 High schools
 9.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Joshua High School)118
 3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Joshua Independent School District (Isd))8464
 20%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Joshua High School)6062
 2%
   End of Course Biology (Joshua Independent School District (Isd))7475
 1%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Joshua High School)015
 15%
   End of Course English I Reading (Joshua Independent School District (Isd))5866
 8%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Joshua High School)5870
 12%
   End of Course English II Reading (Joshua Independent School District (Isd))5669
 13%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Joshua High School)7781
 4%
   End of Course U.S. History (Joshua Independent School District (Isd))7680
 4%
   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 Students11081242
 12.1%
African American1630
 87.5%
American Indian65
 16.7%
Asian66
Hispanic276380
 37.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White778790
 1.5%
Two or More Races2531
 24%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients40.8%44.3%
 3.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Joshua High School

Joshua High School ranks 507th of 1961 Texas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,242 students attended Joshua High School.

Students at Joshua High School are 64% White, 31% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Joshua High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : A G Elder Elementary
Elementary : Caddo Grove Elementary
Elementary : H D Staples Elementary
Elementary : North Joshua Elementary
Elementary : Plum Creek Elementary
Middle : R C Loflin Middle
Middle : Tom And Nita Nichols Middle


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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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