Donna High School

1/2 Mile East Wood Ave, Donna, TX 78537 | (956) 464-1700
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,197
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 116 N 10th St, Donna, TX 78537
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Fernando Castillo
  • Fax: (956) 464-1629
  • Website: www.donnaisd.net
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,197
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 166.6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,104 (50.3%)
  • Females: 1,093 (49.7%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 114 (5.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,350 (61.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,464 (66.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Donna High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black10.05%
Asian20.09%
Hispanic2,16798.6%
White271.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Donna High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade512.3%
10th Grade74233.8%
11th Grade70632.1%
12th Grade69831.8%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
41.0%
District:
40.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
52.0%
District:
27.0%
State:
60.0%
Graduation & Dropout Rates (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
79.0%
District:
67.5%
State:
80.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
11.8%
District:
15.4%
State:
9.4%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
10.5
District:
8.8
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
42.1%
District:
40.8%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
13.5%
District:
21.3%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
16.0%
District:
14.9%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
21.8%
District:
13.7%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$75,737
District:
$68,867
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$48,448
District:
$46,748
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$40,036
District:
$40,363
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$42,562
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$46,688
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$53,398
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$59,751
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 4

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4 out of 5 | 6 Reviews
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6 reviews for Donna High School

  • Reviewed by Student on September 08, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Endured it through into my senior year. Had alot of fun, my teachers were cool. Just gotta know the right people. I had a lot of tolerance with the "ghettos" since i knew some of them.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on July 09, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i dot wanna de in this school no dont ven wanna go to todd i wanna go to edinburg but idk wht schools in edinburg........but donna iss gthoo ive been in donna 2 nd grade through 8 th hope i dont go into 9thhhh
  • Reviewed by Student on May 04, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • its a great scool with awsome teachers...
  • Reviewed by Former Student on September 19, 2008
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i had a lot of fun but a lot of trouble makers

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Donna High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on TAKS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
AYP and Performance (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes
SAT & ACT Exam Details (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT or ACT Exam
School:
74.2%
District:
57.7%
State:
61.5%
Percent of Test Takers Above Exam Criteria
School:
5.5%
District:
5.5%
State:
26.9%
SAT Average Score
School:
913.0
District:
913.0
State:
985.0
ACT Average Score
School:
16.7
District:
16.7
State:
20.5

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201013.0%62.0%70.0%
200929.0%58.0%67.0%
200824.0%51.0%60.0%
 
Reading Test
201061.0%78.0%92.0%
200967.0%72.0%87.0%
200864.0%71.0%84.0%
 
Science Test
200811.0%--
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201088.0%88.0%90.0%
200987.0%87.0%88.0%
200881.0%81.0%86.0%
 
Math Test
201075.0%75.0%74.0%
200974.0%74.0%65.0%
200867.0%67.0%63.0%
 
Science Test
201063.0%63.0%74.0%
200961.0%61.0%66.0%
200854.0%54.0%64.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201093.0%93.0%93.0%
200992.0%92.0%90.0%
200890.0%90.0%88.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201090.0%90.0%93.0%
200987.0%87.0%92.0%
200879.0%79.0%90.0%
 
Math Test
201088.0%88.0%89.0%
200979.0%79.0%81.0%
200875.0%75.0%79.0%
 
Science Test
201085.0%85.0%91.0%
200977.0%77.0%85.0%
200873.0%73.0%80.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201096.0%96.0%98.0%
200994.0%94.0%97.0%
200892.0%92.0%95.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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