Atascosa County

C-

How well are we preparing our students?

The capacity of Texas schools to prepare students for college varies significantly by community. The Texas Education Scorecard uses the most recent data available on the key milestones in a student’s journey through the “education pipeline,” from their first days in school to higher education. The Scorecard assigns letter grades using five key indicators of “leaks” in the education pipeline that signal challenges in student preparation or transitions between educational stages. A letter grade of “C” indicates that a county is close to the statewide and county average.

Most recent data on Atascosa County students

School Readiness

C-

69% Do not meet 3rd grade reading standards

Transition to High School

B

3.8% Must repeat the 9th Grade

High School Success

C

6.1% Drop out of high school

Transition to College

C-

54.4% of high school graduates don't enroll in Texas colleges*

College Success

C-

57.3% of students enrolled in Texas colleges don’t graduate**

How can we improve?

Many policies and practices have proven to be effective in moving students from their first steps in school to higher education. See how your county compares on the following policy and practice indicators that affect school readiness, education funding, transitions to college, and adult and postsecondary students.

Policies and practices to help Atascosa County…

Set up youngest and neediest students for success

Pre-K Participation Rates

Estimated percentage of eligible children enrolling in public Pre-K

Adequately & equitably fund schools

Average Funding Per Student

Average funding per student, adjusted for student and district characteristics

Range of Per-Student Funding Within County

Districts within county with lowest and highest revenue per student, adjusted for student and district characteristics

CHARLOTTE ISD

$5,158

Lowest Revenue Per Student

- POTEET ISD

$5,596

Highest Revenue Per Student

Prepare students for successful transitions to college

Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate Enrollment Rate

Percentage of 9th-12th graders enrolled in AP or IB courses

Dual Credit Enrollment Rate

Percentage of 9th-12th graders enrolled in courses offering both high school and college credit

FAFSA Completion Rate

Percentage of 12th graders completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (application for college financial aid) by June of their senior year

College Readiness Rate

Percentage of students entering post-secondary education deemed “college-ready”

Help adult students advance in their education goals with financial security

GED Testing Rate
GED test takers in county No GED test center in county
Adults >25 without a HS diploma N/A
Testing Rate N/A%
Top County Rate 3.2%
Texas Overall Rate N/A%
Share of students at community colleges who take out loans they are unable to repay
Coastal Bend College22.5%
Alamo Colleges14.7%
Texas 20.1%
Avg of Top 6 Colleges 12%
Avg of Bottom 6 Colleges 26.1%
Share of students in Adult Basic Education programs making educational gains
ESC Region 2058.8%
Texas 72%
Avg of Top 6 Grant Recipients 77%
Avg of Bottom 6 Grant Recipients 33%
Number of students enrolled in Career Pathways Programs (integrated education and job training)
ESC Region 20161
Texas 25,000

How well are we preparing all our students?

Texas must prepare all students for future success. Data show schools struggle to be successful with all of their students, particularly those who are low-income or students of color.

School Readiness

Transition to High School

High School Success

Transition to College

College Success

Economically Disadvantaged Students

School Readiness

79%

Do not meet 3rd grade reading standards

Transition to High School

5.2%

Must repeat the 9th Grade

High School Success

8.8%

Drop out of high school

Transition to College

63%

Of high school graduates don't enroll in Texas Colleges*

College Success

68.8%

Of enrolled Texas College Students don't graduate**

Latino Students

School Readiness

74%

Do not meet 3rd grade reading standards

Transition to High School

3.7%

Must repeat the 9th Grade

High School Success

7.2%

Drop out of high school

Transition to College

56.7%

Of high school graduates don't enroll in Texas Colleges*

College Success

60%

Of enrolled Texas College Students don't graduate**

White Students

School Readiness

55%

Do not meet 3rd grade reading standards

Transition to High School

4.2%

Must repeat the 9th Grade

High School Success

2.9%

Drop out of high school

Transition to College

48.6%

Of high school graduates don't enroll in Texas Colleges*

College Success

45.7%

Of enrolled Texas College Students don't graduate**

Black/African American Students

School Readiness

N/A%

Do not meet 3rd grade reading standards

Transition to High School

0%

Must repeat the 9th Grade

High School Success

0%

Drop out of high school

Transition to College

32.4%

Of high school graduates don't enroll in Texas Colleges*

College Success

67.1%

Of enrolled Texas College Students don't graduate**

Public School Enrollment in Atascosa County (PreK-12)

Economically Disadvantaged Hispanic/Latino Black/African-American White Other+
Atascosa County: 9,190 total students 61.6% 73.3% 0.6% 24.8% 1.2%
Texas: 5,232,065 total students 58.7% 52% 12.6% 29% 6.4%

For more information on the data and grade calculations, download the Methodology and Sources.
Contact updates@cppp.org for more information on the Texas Education Scorecard

*Data for Education Service Center

**Data for Higher Ed Region

+ "Other" includes students who identify as Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multi-racial.