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Achieve Early College High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
408
Best High School in Texas
#31
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District MCALLEN ISD
Type Public
 Phone (956)618-6048
 Location 2000 N 23RD ST
MCALLEN, TX 78501
Charter School No

Achieve Early College High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Texas high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 31st in the best public high schools in Texas.

Demographics

Race

The Achieve Early College High School student body is almost exclusively Hispanic with a small White population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White2.2%9
Black0.5%2
Hispanic95.3%389
Asian Pacific1.5%6
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.5%2

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Lower 11.2%

75.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Texas high school median of 41.7%. By this measure, ACHIEVE EARLY COLLEGE H S students are largely lower income and rank 1057th in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman112
Sophomore104
Junior100
Senior92
Total408

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 15th in Texas

Students at Achieve Early College High School scored an average 95% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 1.8% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls95% or more*95% or more*
Boys90% or more*95% or more*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander.%suppressed*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic95% or more*95% or more*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White-suppressed*
With Disabilitessuppressed*suppressed*
Limited Englishsuppressed*50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
941

The average SAT score for Achieve Early College High School students in 2015 was 941.

College Admission Test Participation

6 out of 10

Rank: 433rd in Texas

77 out of 192 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (40%). College admission testing participation is slightly above the Texas median rate of 33% and in the top 37% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

6 out of 10

Rank: 227th in Texas

Achieve Early College High School offers 6 AP courses. 75 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 99% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. Achieve Early College High School had 100 taking AP exams with a 53 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 64% percentile and slightly above the state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 53% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 75% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate -4%
AP Science Enrollment Rate -4%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 75%
AP Courses Offered 6

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate4%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median11.7%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.4%6
Boys2.4%4
Girls1.2%2

Location

Achieve Early College High School
2000 N 23RD ST
MCALLEN, TX
78501
(956)618-6048

10 out of 10 1

District

MCALLEN ISD
MCALLEN, TX