Yoakum High School

Summary:

Yoakum High School is a public high school in Yoakum, Texas, serving 482 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Yoakum Independent School District, which is ranked 402 out of 968 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating.

Yoakum High School stands out for its consistently high graduation rates, ranging from 96% to 99.2% over the past five years, well above the state average. The school also maintains very low dropout rates, from 0% to 0.4%. However, the school's performance on STAAR EOC tests varies, with stronger results in English language arts but lower scores in Algebra I and Biology compared to state averages. Notably, the school has seen a significant improvement in its ranking for Gifted and Talented students, moving from 42nd out of 1,177 Texas high schools in 2020-2021 to 126th out of 1,172 in 2021-2022.

Compared to nearby high schools like Moulton High School, Hallettsville High School, Cuero High School, and Shiner High School, Yoakum High School generally performs at a lower level in terms of statewide rankings and test scores, despite its higher graduation rates and lower dropout rates. This suggests the school may have room for improvement to catch up to the performance of its neighboring schools, even as it continues to make progress in its overall ranking and student achievement.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 104 Poth St
       Yoakum, TX  77995-1627


(361) 293-3442

District: Yoakum Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
804th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,655 Help


Feeder schools for Yoakum High School:

Elementary:    Yoakum Annex
    Yoakum Intermediate
    Yoakum Pri
Middle:    Yoakum J H

Student/teacher ratio:  10.5 Help
Number of students:  482

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
62.2%
White:
30.7%
African American:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  69.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Yoakum High School ranks better than 59% of high schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.8. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Yoakum 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: Hispanic (62.2%), White (30.7%), African American (5.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 69.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Yoakum High School is 10.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Yoakum High School is $15,655.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Yoakum High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Yoakum High School 804th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Yoakum High School in the ranking list.)

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Yoakum Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Yoakum Independent School District (Isd) 402nd of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Yoakum High School

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Rank History for all students at Yoakum High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 55.53 770th 1427 46.0%
2005 55.50 746th 1429 47.8%
2006 65.57 523rd 1430 63.4%
2007 68.73 457th 1497 69.5%
2008 51.51 899th 1510 40.5%
2009 49.26 997th 1539 35.2%
2010 54.79 896th 1568 42.9%
2011 60.03 802nd 1672 52.0%
2012 43.99 989th 1603 38.3%
2013 44.45 1033rd 1652 37.5%
2014 53.70 826th 1734 52.4%
2015 53.50 881st 1743 49.5%
2016 52.65 892nd 1762 49.4%
2017 33.65 1162nd 1777 34.6%
2018 32.32 1226th 1797 31.8%
2019 30.88 1325th 1857 28.6%
2021 45.19 999th 1861 46.3%
2022 50.70 861st 1876 54.1%
2023 54.80 804th 1961 59.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Yoakum High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.47 818th 1113 26.5%
2019 38.18 610th 1136 46.3%
2021 45.25 516th 1195 56.8%
2022 49.88 427th 1278 66.6%
2023 50.84 475th 1371 65.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Yoakum High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.68 614th 1347 54.4%
2019 16.95 1304th 1357 3.9%
2021 49.84 524th 1382 62.1%
2022 32.24 986th 1418 30.5%
2023 35.88 920th 1478 37.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Yoakum High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.20 1355th 1794 24.5%
2019 33.32 1306th 1818 28.2%
2021 46.30 920th 1848 50.2%
2022 53.51 671st 1847 63.7%
2023 57.53 598th 1897 68.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Yoakum High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.73 1359th 1781 23.7%
2019 30.88 1332nd 1798 25.9%
2021 46.53 969th 1815 46.6%
2022 49.82 884th 1841 52.0%
2023 55.78 764th 1891 59.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Yoakum High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.38 185th 1137 83.7%
2019 52.25 729th 1145 36.3%
2021 75.77 42nd 1177 96.4%
2022 72.60 126th 1172 89.2%
2023 56.45 711th 1182 39.8%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Yoakum High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.83 1494th 1784 16.3%
2019 26.19 1471st 1810 18.7%
2021 24.54 1457th 1829 20.3%
2022 34.84 1174th 1837 36.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Yoakum High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.82 1237th 1803 31.4%
2019 28.52 1340th 1824 26.5%
2021 41.12 1039th 1840 43.5%
2022 49.90 797th 1853 57.0%
2023 52.21 795th 1913 58.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Yoakum High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.34 883rd 1013 12.8%
2019 27.47 739th 1024 27.8%
2021 14.15 911th 1020 10.7%
2022 47.59 437th 1031 57.6%
2023 42.79 539th 1069 49.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Yoakum High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.32 1263rd 1691 25.3%
2019 30.16 1265th 1714 26.2%
2021 41.25 998th 1743 42.7%
2022 48.11 780th 1762 55.7%
2023 51.07 767th 1820 57.9%
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Rank History for White students at Yoakum High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.02 944th 1539 38.7%
2019 28.24 1192nd 1526 21.9%
2021 55.39 618th 1510 59.1%
2022 50.90 679th 1525 55.5%
2023 63.20 468th 1576 70.3%
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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.

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 Yoakum High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 352 41 0 98 0 n/a n/a 0 491
1990 361 52 0 103 0 n/a n/a 0 516
1991 352 50 0 101 0 n/a n/a 0 503
1992 362 50 0 115 0 n/a n/a 0 527
1993 365 59 0 105 0 n/a n/a 0 529
1994 376 60 0 106 0 n/a n/a 0 542
1995 342 51 0 104 0 n/a n/a 0 497
1996 342 51 0 104 0 n/a n/a 0 497
1997 369 48 0 110 0 n/a n/a 0 527
1998 366 57 0 117 0 n/a n/a 0 540
1999 344 63 0 109 0 n/a n/a 0 516
2000 350 67 0 125 0 n/a n/a 0 542
2001 339 48 0 131 0 n/a n/a 0 518
2002 340 46 0 140 0 n/a n/a 0 526
2003 340 46 0 140 0 n/a n/a 0 526
2004 316 52 0 135 0 n/a n/a 0 503
2005 305 56 0 139 0 n/a n/a 0 500
2006 302 51 1 154 0 n/a n/a 0 508
2007 281 45 2 142 0 n/a n/a 0 470
2008 265 42 1 139 0 n/a n/a 0 447
2009 237 43 2 151 0 n/a n/a 0 433
2010 240 44 1 168 0 n/a n/a 0 453
2011 225 37 1 184 0 1 8 0 456
2012 219 39 2 212 0 0 3 0 475
2013 225 37 1 215 1 0 7 0 486
2014 215 32 1 219 0 0 3 0 470
2015 193 35 3 226 1 0 3 0 461
2016 182 43 3 224 0 0 3 0 455
2017 163 45 3 247 0 0 5 0 463
2018 165 53 3 274 0 0 4 0 499
2019 165 44 3 291 0 0 3 0 506
2020 153 27 2 309 0 0 3 0 494
2021 152 26 3 302 0 0 1 0 484
2022 153 26 1 287 0 0 3 0 470
2023 148 26 2 300 0 0 6 0 482

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 Yoakum High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 491 n/a n/a n/a
1990 516 35.0 14.7 n/a
1991 503 35.0 14.3 n/a
1992 527 37.3 14.1 23.3
1993 529 38.0 13.9 28.2
1994 542 40.2 13.5 23.6
1995 497 41.9 11.9 21.7
1996 497 41.9 11.9 21.7
1997 527 42.6 12.4 21.8
1998 540 44.0 12.3 19.1
1999 516 45.5 11.3 18.8
2000 542 45.3 12.0 21.6
2001 518 43.5 11.9 14.1
2002 526 42.9 12.3 24.3
2003 526 42.9 12.3 24.3
2004 503 41.3 12.2 28.6
2005 500 37.7 13.3 35.8
2006 508 39.6 12.8 34.4
2007 470 40.1 11.7 41.3
2008 447 41.1 10.9 39.8
2009 433 42.5 10.2 43
2010 453 39.1 11.5 50.8
2011 456 42.2 10.7 48.7
2012 475 40.2 11.8 50.7
2013 486 39.5 12.3 48.6
2014 470 42.9 10.9 52.6
2015 461 46.0 10.0 48.8
2016 455 46.0 9.8 51.4
2017 463 44.3 10.4 59.6
2018 499 47.2 10.5 66.1
2019 506 45.5 11.1 52
2020 494 49.5 9.9 65.6
2021 484 46.7 10.3 70.2
2022 470 46.7 10.0 63.4
2023 482 45.5 10.5 69.9

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 Yoakum High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 491 n/a n/a n/a
1990 516 35.0 14.7 n/a
1991 503 35.0 14.3 n/a
1992 527 37.3 14.1 23.3
1993 529 38.0 13.9 28.2
1994 542 40.2 13.5 23.6
1995 497 41.9 11.9 21.7
1996 497 41.9 11.9 21.7
1997 527 42.6 12.4 21.8
1998 540 44.0 12.3 19.1
1999 516 45.5 11.3 18.8
2000 542 45.3 12.0 21.6
2001 518 43.5 11.9 14.1
2002 526 42.9 12.3 24.3
2003 526 42.9 12.3 24.3
2004 503 41.3 12.2 28.6
2005 500 37.7 13.3 35.8
2006 508 39.6 12.8 34.4
2007 470 40.1 11.7 41.3
2008 447 41.1 10.9 39.8
2009 433 42.5 10.2 43
2010 453 39.1 11.5 50.8
2011 456 42.2 10.7 48.7
2012 475 40.2 11.8 50.7
2013 486 39.5 12.3 48.6
2014 470 42.9 10.9 52.6
2015 461 46.0 10.0 48.8
2016 455 46.0 9.8 51.4
2017 463 44.3 10.4 59.6
2018 499 47.2 10.5 66.1
2019 506 45.5 11.1 52
2020 494 49.5 9.9 65.6
2021 484 46.7 10.3 70.2
2022 470 46.7 10.0 63.4
2023 482 45.5 10.5 69.9

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 Yoakum High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,565 (10.3%) $13,589 (89.7%) $15,154
2020 $2,483 (16.2%) $12,803 (83.8%) $15,286
2021 $2,822 (18.0%) $12,833 (82.0%) $15,655

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Yoakum High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1325th of 1857 High schoolsRanks 804th of 1961 High schools
 30.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Yoakum High School)3060
 30%
   End of Course Algebra I (Yoakum Independent School District (Isd))3467
 33%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Yoakum High School)4652
 6%
   End of Course Biology (Yoakum Independent School District (Isd))4652
 6%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Yoakum High School)4363
 20%
   End of Course English I Reading (Yoakum Independent School District (Isd))4363
 20%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Yoakum High School)4566
 21%
   End of Course English II Reading (Yoakum Independent School District (Isd))4566
 21%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Yoakum High School)5565
 10%
   End of Course U.S. History (Yoakum Independent School District (Isd))5565
 10%
   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 Students506482
 4.7%
African American4426
 40.9%
American Indian00
Asian32
 33.3%
Hispanic291300
 3.1%
Pacific Islander00
White165148
 10.3%
Two or More Races36
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients52%69.9%
 17.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Yoakum High School

Yoakum High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Yoakum Annex
Elementary : Yoakum Intermediate
Elementary : Yoakum Pri
Middle : Yoakum J H

Students at Yoakum High School are 62% Hispanic, 31% White, 5% African American, 1% Two or more races.

Yoakum High School ranks 804th of 1961 Texas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 482 students attended Yoakum High School.


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