Tolar High School

Summary:

Tolar High School is a public high school in Tolar, Texas, serving 284 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Tolar Independent School District, which is ranked 291 out of 968 districts in Texas and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Tolar High School stands out for its exceptional performance, with consistently high graduation rates ranging from 97.8% to 100% over the past five years, significantly outpacing the state average. The school also boasts remarkably low dropout rates, with 0% in most years and a maximum of 0.4% in 2017-2018, far below the state average. Academically, Tolar High School students consistently outperform their peers in the state and district on STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) exams, particularly in Biology, English I and II Reading, and U.S. History. The school's special education students have also excelled, ranking 171 out of 1,478 Texas high schools in 2022-2023, the highest among the subgroups analyzed.

Compared to nearby schools, Tolar High School's performance is generally stronger than Brock High School and Glen Rose High School, which are also highly ranked in the state. However, the charter schools in the area, such as Brazos River Charter School and Premier H S Of Granbury, have lower overall performance compared to Tolar High School. The school's consistent funding and resources, ranging from $10,898 to $11,451 per student, suggest that it has the necessary support to maintain its high-quality educational programs.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 301 Rock Church Hwy
       Tolar, TX  76476-4603


(254) 835-4316

District: Tolar Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
339th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,898 Help


Feeder schools for Tolar High School:

Elementary:    Tolar Elementary
Middle:    Tolar J H

Student/teacher ratio:  11.3 Help
Number of students:  284

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.5%
Hispanic:
6.7%
Two or more races:
1.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Tolar High School ranks better than 82.7% of high schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.43. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Tolar 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 Racial makeup is: White (91.5%), Hispanic (6.7%), two or more races (1.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 30.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Tolar High School is 11.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Tolar High School is $10,898.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Tolar High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Tolar High School 339th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Tolar High School in the ranking list.)

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Tolar Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Tolar Independent School District (Isd) 291st of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Tolar High School

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Rank History for all students at Tolar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 76.94 182nd 1427 87.2%
2005 76.88 204th 1429 85.7%
2006 70.50 375th 1430 73.8%
2007 70.16 414th 1497 72.3%
2008 70.00 396th 1510 73.8%
2009 72.26 320th 1539 79.2%
2010 75.13 202nd 1568 87.1%
2011 71.54 350th 1672 79.1%
2012 68.08 334th 1603 79.2%
2013 68.63 395th 1652 76.1%
2014 57.02 734th 1734 57.7%
2015 62.40 635th 1743 63.6%
2016 63.16 589th 1762 66.6%
2017 74.38 274th 1777 84.6%
2018 64.31 453rd 1797 74.8%
2019 78.03 225th 1857 87.9%
2021 75.24 306th 1861 83.6%
2022 68.88 408th 1876 78.3%
2023 73.43 339th 1961 82.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Tolar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 6.83 1333rd 1347 1.0%
2021 30.84 1018th 1382 26.3%
2022 54.59 455th 1418 67.9%
2023 76.97 171st 1478 88.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Tolar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.00 458th 1794 74.5%
2019 74.29 239th 1818 86.9%
2021 72.01 283rd 1848 84.7%
2022 65.11 383rd 1847 79.3%
2023 71.09 308th 1897 83.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Tolar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.86 434th 1781 75.6%
2019 74.75 293rd 1798 83.7%
2021 70.64 393rd 1815 78.3%
2022 75.18 268th 1841 85.4%
2023 75.37 277th 1891 85.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Tolar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.47 919th 1137 19.2%
2019 66.97 385th 1145 66.4%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Tolar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.65 778th 1784 56.4%
2019 83.56 121st 1810 93.3%
2021 54.34 621st 1829 66.0%
2022 32.21 1242nd 1837 32.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Tolar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.12 620th 1803 65.6%
2019 78.78 223rd 1824 87.8%
2021 76.86 251st 1840 86.4%
2022 60.12 575th 1853 69.0%
2023 67.28 469th 1913 75.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Tolar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.67 864th 1691 48.9%
2019 76.85 219th 1714 87.2%
2021 71.86 307th 1743 82.4%
2022 62.37 448th 1762 74.6%
2023 53.16 723rd 1820 60.3%
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Rank History for White students at Tolar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.75 754th 1539 51.0%
2019 68.58 367th 1526 76.0%
2021 57.65 563rd 1510 62.7%
2022 53.91 611th 1525 59.9%
2023 63.89 453rd 1576 71.3%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Tolar High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 93 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 97
1990 320 0 0 16 0 n/a n/a 0 336
1991 305 0 0 8 0 n/a n/a -23 290
1992 314 0 0 9 0 n/a n/a 0 323
1993 356 0 0 20 1 n/a n/a 0 377
1994 333 0 0 20 0 n/a n/a 0 353
1995 193 0 2 9 1 n/a n/a 0 205
1996 193 0 2 9 1 n/a n/a 0 205
1997 198 0 1 12 2 n/a n/a 0 213
1998 219 0 1 15 2 n/a n/a 0 237
1999 224 0 1 13 0 n/a n/a 0 238
2000 226 0 1 16 0 n/a n/a 0 243
2001 241 0 1 13 0 n/a n/a 0 255
2002 292 0 0 10 1 n/a n/a 0 303
2003 292 0 0 10 1 n/a n/a 0 303
2004 302 0 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 310
2005 313 1 0 9 0 n/a n/a 0 323
2006 317 1 1 16 2 n/a n/a 0 337
2007 325 2 1 19 2 n/a n/a 0 349
2008 317 4 1 20 3 n/a n/a 0 345
2009 182 1 0 11 2 n/a n/a 0 196
2010 209 1 0 12 3 n/a n/a 0 225
2011 209 1 0 11 1 0 3 0 225
2012 206 0 0 16 2 0 3 0 227
2013 200 0 0 10 3 0 2 0 215
2014 189 1 0 8 3 0 2 0 203
2015 227 2 0 6 1 0 3 0 239
2016 231 1 0 7 1 0 0 0 240
2017 244 1 3 13 0 0 0 0 261
2018 223 3 3 12 0 0 0 0 241
2019 203 2 2 17 0 0 2 0 226
2020 208 2 0 13 0 0 4 0 227
2021 226 4 0 17 1 0 2 0 250
2022 228 2 0 17 1 0 5 0 253
2023 260 1 0 19 1 0 3 0 284

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 Tolar High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 97 n/a n/a n/a
1990 336 22.0 15.2 n/a
1991 290 22.1 13.1 n/a
1992 323 24.1 13.4 11.1
1993 377 25.0 15.1 18.3
1994 353 28.0 12.6 18.7
1995 205 16.9 12.1 14.6
1996 205 16.9 12.1 14.6
1997 213 17.9 11.9 18.3
1998 237 20.9 11.3 19
1999 238 23.0 10.3 19.3
2000 243 23.1 10.5 17.3
2001 255 24.0 10.6 16.1
2002 303 28.1 10.8 17.8
2003 303 28.1 10.8 17.8
2004 310 28.2 11.0 21.6
2005 323 29.0 11.1 19.8
2006 337 29.0 11.6 20.2
2007 349 29.3 11.9 17.5
2008 345 29.5 11.7 19.7
2009 196 19.2 10.2 12.8
2010 225 20.6 10.9 15.1
2011 225 21.1 10.6 16.4
2012 227 21.0 10.7 18.5
2013 215 22.4 9.5 12.6
2014 203 21.7 9.3 15.3
2015 239 21.0 11.3 19.2
2016 240 23.0 10.4 24.6
2017 261 23.9 10.9 22.2
2018 241 22.7 10.6 31.1
2019 226 24.3 9.2 33.2
2020 227 25.5 8.8 31.3
2021 250 24.8 10.0 36
2022 253 23.9 10.5 41.1
2023 284 24.9 11.3 30.3

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 Tolar High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 97 n/a n/a n/a
1990 336 22.0 15.2 n/a
1991 290 22.1 13.1 n/a
1992 323 24.1 13.4 11.1
1993 377 25.0 15.1 18.3
1994 353 28.0 12.6 18.7
1995 205 16.9 12.1 14.6
1996 205 16.9 12.1 14.6
1997 213 17.9 11.9 18.3
1998 237 20.9 11.3 19
1999 238 23.0 10.3 19.3
2000 243 23.1 10.5 17.3
2001 255 24.0 10.6 16.1
2002 303 28.1 10.8 17.8
2003 303 28.1 10.8 17.8
2004 310 28.2 11.0 21.6
2005 323 29.0 11.1 19.8
2006 337 29.0 11.6 20.2
2007 349 29.3 11.9 17.5
2008 345 29.5 11.7 19.7
2009 196 19.2 10.2 12.8
2010 225 20.6 10.9 15.1
2011 225 21.1 10.6 16.4
2012 227 21.0 10.7 18.5
2013 215 22.4 9.5 12.6
2014 203 21.7 9.3 15.3
2015 239 21.0 11.3 19.2
2016 240 23.0 10.4 24.6
2017 261 23.9 10.9 22.2
2018 241 22.7 10.6 31.1
2019 226 24.3 9.2 33.2
2020 227 25.5 8.8 31.3
2021 250 24.8 10.0 36
2022 253 23.9 10.5 41.1
2023 284 24.9 11.3 30.3

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 Tolar High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $484 (4.3%) $10,668 (95.7%) $11,153
2020 $659 (5.8%) $10,792 (94.2%) $11,451
2021 $945 (8.7%) $9,953 (91.3%) $10,898

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Tolar High School

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 225th of 1857 High schoolsRanks 339th of 1961 High schools
 5.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Tolar High School)9136
 55%
   End of Course Algebra I (Tolar Independent School District (Isd))9151
 40%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Tolar High School)8191
 10%
   End of Course Biology (Tolar Independent School District (Isd))8191
 10%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Tolar High School)7571
 4%
   End of Course English I Reading (Tolar Independent School District (Isd))7571
 4%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Tolar High School)6977
 8%
   End of Course English II Reading (Tolar Independent School District (Isd))6977
 8%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Tolar High School)7687
 11%
   End of Course U.S. History (Tolar Independent School District (Isd))7687
 11%
   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 Students226284
 25.7%
African American21
 50%
American Indian01
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic1719
 11.8%
Pacific Islander00
White203260
 28.1%
Two or More Races23
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33.2%30.3%
 2.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Tolar High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 284 students attended Tolar High School.

Tolar High School ranks 339th of 1961 Texas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Tolar High School are 92% White, 7% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races.

Tolar High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Tolar Elementary
Middle : Tolar J H


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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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