Achieve Academy

Summary:

Achieve Academy is an alternative public school located in Wylie, Texas, serving grades 4-12 with a total enrollment of 127 students. The school is part of the Wylie Independent School District, which is ranked 63rd out of 968 districts in Texas and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Achieve Academy stands out for its consistently high graduation rates, ranging from 84.2% to 95.9% over the past 5 years, significantly outperforming the state average. The school also has very low dropout rates, ranging from 0.0% to 1.4%, much lower than the state average. However, Achieve Academy's test scores on the STAAR assessments are generally lower than the district and state averages, particularly in reading, math, and social studies for 8th grade. The school performs better on some end-of-course (EOC) exams, such as Biology and U.S. History. Compared to nearby schools like Harmony Science Academy - Dallas, Vines High School, and Clark High School, Achieve Academy has a more diverse student population, with a higher percentage of White and Hispanic students, as well as a higher proportion of economically disadvantaged students.

Despite the lower test scores, Achieve Academy's high graduation and low dropout rates suggest that the school is effectively supporting and retaining its students. The higher spending per student at Achieve Academy, at $25,817 in the 2020-2021 school year, could indicate a focus on providing additional resources and support for the students, which may be contributing to the school's strong performance in these areas. Overall, Achieve Academy appears to be a unique alternative public school in the Wylie, Texas area, with a diverse student population and a strong focus on student success, as evidenced by its impressive graduation and dropout rates.


Detail:

Public, Alternative 4-12

 300 Pirate Dr
       Wylie, TX  75098


(972) 429-2395

District: Wylie Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
1556th of 2,330 Texas Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $25,817 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  7.7 Help
Number of students:  127

Racial breakdown:

White:
38.6%
Hispanic:
36.2%
African American:
15.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Achieve Academy ranks worse than 66.8% of middle schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.36. (See more...)
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Compare Details Achieve Academy ranks worse than 67.8% of high schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.82. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Achieve Academy 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 Achieve Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (38.6%), Hispanic (36.2%), African American (15%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 46.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Achieve Academy is 7.7. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Achieve Academy is $25,817.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Achieve Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Achieve Academy 1556th of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See Achieve Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Achieve Academy 1329th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Achieve Academy in the ranking list.)

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Wylie Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Wylie Independent School District (Isd) 63rd of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Achieve Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Achieve Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 35.36 1556th 2330 33.2%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Achieve Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 46.56 1154th 2251 48.7%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Achieve Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.02 1621st 2245 27.8%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Achieve Academy

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Rank History for all high school students at Achieve Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 22.12 1404th 1652 15.0%
2014 45.24 1046th 1734 39.7%
2015 21.71 1465th 1743 15.9%
2016 16.16 1543rd 1762 12.4%
2017 16.78 1498th 1777 15.7%
2018 21.36 1450th 1797 19.3%
2019 23.25 1473rd 1857 20.7%
2021 24.55 1437th 1861 22.8%
2022 42.67 1053rd 1876 43.9%
2023 32.82 1329th 1961 32.2%
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Rank History for high school English Language Learner students at Achieve Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.36 169th 1113 84.8%
2022 35.47 726th 1278 43.2%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Achieve Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.64 214th 1347 84.1%
2021 71.39 205th 1382 85.2%
2023 81.71 124th 1478 91.6%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Achieve Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.01 1616th 1794 9.9%
2019 11.99 1669th 1818 8.2%
2021 16.25 1619th 1848 12.4%
2022 36.07 1186th 1847 35.8%
2023 16.98 1628th 1897 14.2%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Achieve Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.16 1470th 1781 17.5%
2019 30.33 1345th 1798 25.2%
2021 37.16 1167th 1815 35.7%
2022 30.68 1293rd 1841 29.8%
2023 16.81 1590th 1891 15.9%
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Rank History for high school At Risk students at Achieve Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.44 1213th 1784 32.0%
2019 38.43 1092nd 1810 39.7%
2021 42.88 916th 1829 49.9%
2022 52.85 606th 1837 67.0%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Achieve Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.93 1491st 1803 17.3%
2019 26.66 1383rd 1824 24.2%
2021 14.12 1622nd 1840 11.8%
2022 63.33 502nd 1853 72.9%
2023 59.79 632nd 1913 67.0%
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Rank History for high school African American students at Achieve Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.00 923rd 1013 8.9%
2021 23.86 790th 1020 22.5%
2022 69.76 197th 1031 80.9%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Achieve Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.48 1451st 1691 14.2%
2019 17.29 1507th 1714 12.1%
2021 17.51 1484th 1743 14.9%
2022 23.56 1391st 1762 21.1%
2023 17.86 1542nd 1820 15.3%
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Rank History for high school White students at Achieve Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.33 1355th 1539 12.0%
2019 9.64 1425th 1526 6.6%
2021 25.61 1200th 1510 20.5%
2022 80.02 142nd 1525 90.7%
2023 15.12 1380th 1576 12.4%
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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 Achieve Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 12 1 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 16
2008 21 3 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 26
2009 14 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 16
2010 19 2 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 26
2011 27 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 33
2012 38 5 0 11 2 0 1 0 57
2013 34 6 1 14 0 0 2 0 57
2014 34 4 1 11 1 0 1 0 52
2015 58 29 7 43 1 0 2 0 140
2016 66 25 2 41 0 1 6 0 141
2017 69 14 2 43 0 1 4 0 133
2018 72 11 2 40 1 1 8 0 135
2019 87 21 8 39 0 0 1 0 156
2020 65 8 5 32 0 0 11 0 121
2021 54 5 3 29 2 0 6 0 99
2022 60 16 3 46 0 0 5 0 130
2023 49 19 7 46 3 0 3 0 127

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

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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 Achieve Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 16 4.0 4.0 18.8
2008 26 9.0 2.9 15.4
2009 16 8.8 1.8 31.3
2010 26 9.6 2.6 23.1
2011 33 10.3 3.1 24.2
2012 57 11.3 5.0 35.1
2013 57 12.9 4.4 36.8
2014 52 11.9 4.3 25
2015 140 16.0 8.7 37.9
2016 141 17.0 8.2 33.3
2017 133 15.3 8.6 36.1
2018 135 14.8 9.1 33.3
2019 156 14.7 10.5 40.4
2020 121 13.3 9.0 39.7
2021 99 13.2 7.5 41.4
2022 130 13.7 9.4 53.8
2023 127 16.3 7.7 46.5

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 Achieve Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 16 4.0 4.0 18.8
2008 26 9.0 2.9 15.4
2009 16 8.8 1.8 31.3
2010 26 9.6 2.6 23.1
2011 33 10.3 3.1 24.2
2012 57 11.3 5.0 35.1
2013 57 12.9 4.4 36.8
2014 52 11.9 4.3 25
2015 140 16.0 8.7 37.9
2016 141 17.0 8.2 33.3
2017 133 15.3 8.6 36.1
2018 135 14.8 9.1 33.3
2019 156 14.7 10.5 40.4
2020 121 13.3 9.0 39.7
2021 99 13.2 7.5 41.4
2022 130 13.7 9.4 53.8
2023 127 16.3 7.7 46.5

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 Achieve Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,508 (15.8%) $13,384 (84.2%) $15,892
2020 $2,480 (12.7%) $17,045 (87.3%) $19,525
2021 $2,399 (9.3%) $23,418 (90.7%) $25,817

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Achieve Academy

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 1473rd of 1857 High schoolsRanks 1329th of 1961 High schools
 11.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course English I Reading (Achieve Academy)2017
 3%
   End of Course English I Reading (Wylie Independent School District (Isd))7579
 4%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Achieve Academy)2631
 5%
   End of Course English II Reading (Wylie Independent School District (Isd))7379
 6%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Achieve Academy)6063
 3%
   End of Course U.S. History (Wylie Independent School District (Isd))9185
 6%
   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 Students156127
 18.6%
African American2119
 9.5%
American Indian03
Asian87
 12.5%
Hispanic3946
 17.9%
Pacific Islander00
White8749
 43.7%
Two or More Races13
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients40.4%46.5%
 6.1%


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Achieve Academy ranks 1556th of 2330 Texas alternative schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Achieve Academy are 39% White, 36% Hispanic, 15% African American, 6% Asian, 2% American Indian, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 127 students attended Achieve Academy.


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