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Garcia Middle School

693 students in grades 6 ‐ 8

Rated: Improvement Required

Garcia Middle School is an urban school in Austin with 693 students. Many students are economically disadvantaged. Students perform well below the state average in passing TAKS scores.

Teachers have less experience than the state average and are paid about the same as the state average.

The school spends $6,335 per student for academic programs and $10,209 per student for all school functions.

Garcia Middle School is located in Congressional District 35, State Board of Education District 5 represented by Ken Mercer, Texas House District 46 represented by Dawnna Dukes and Texas Senate District 14 represented by Kirk Watson.


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Mean SAT score (math and critical reading) for all students who took the test

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Percent of high school seniors who graduate by ethnicity

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Teachers by ethnicity and gender (percent/number of teachers)

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These campuses are identified as peers for Garcia Middle School by the comptroller's FAST report based on factors – like "regional wages, district size and student characteristics" – that affect the cost of education.

Name Enrollment Accountability Rating City
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Attucks Middle School M 581 Improvement Required Houston
Billy Earl Dade Middle School 473 Improvement Required Dallas
Black Middle School 547 Met Standard Houston
Brazos Middle School 400 Academically Unacceptable Waco
Cesar Chavez Middle School 517 Improvement Required Waco
Cullen Middle School 639 Met Standard Houston
Dobie Middle School 597 Improvement Required Austin
Elmore Middle School 443 Improvement Required Houston
Fleming Middle School M 528 Met Standard Houston
Girls & Boys Prep Academy Middle School C 171 Improvement Required Houston
Hearne Junior High School 138 Met Standard Hearne
Johnny N Allen 6th Grade Campus 218 Met Standard Amarillo
Jose Borrego Middle School 196 Met Standard Monte Alto
Kaleidoscope/Caleidoscopio Middle School 110 Exemplary Houston
Keene Junior High School 186 Met Standard Keene
KIPP Academy Middle School C 262 Met Standard Houston
KIPP Austin College Preparatory School C 361 Met Standard Austin
Martin Middle School 677 Improvement Required Austin
McReynolds Middle School 602 Met Standard Houston
Page Middle School 416 Met Standard San Antonio
Pearce Middle School 457 Improvement Required Austin
Pearl C Anderson Middle School Learning Center 464 Met Standard Dallas
Project Chrysalis Middle School 157 Met Standard Houston
Sarah Zumwalt Middle School 493 Improvement Required Dallas
Thomas Middle School 570 Met Standard Houston
Webb Middle School 572 Met Standard Austin
Woodland Acres Middle School 509 Met Standard Houston