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Big Sandy High School

185 students in grades 9 ‐ 12

Rated: Met Standard

Big Sandy High School is a school in Big Sandy with 185 students. Students perform well below the state average in passing TAKS scores. A majority of students are prepared for college in both English Language Arts and Math.

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

The school spends $5,379 per student for academic programs and $7,543 per student for all school functions.

Big Sandy High School is located in Congressional District 1, State Board of Education District 9 represented by Thomas Ratliff, Texas House District 7 represented by David Simpson and Texas Senate District 1 represented by Kevin P. Eltife.


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Mean ACT score for all students who took the test

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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Percent of teachers by years of experience in the field

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These campuses are identified as peers for Big Sandy High 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
Broaddus High School 217 Met Standard Broaddus
Brownsboro High School 812 Met Standard Brownsboro
Burkburnett High School 845 Met Standard Burkburnett
Byron P Steele II High School 2,112 Met Standard Schertz
Center Point High School 169 Met Standard Center Point
Crane High School 294 Met Standard Crane
Dumas High School 1,076 Met Standard Dumas
El Campo High School 997 Met Standard El Campo
Falfurrias High School 422 Met Standard Falfurrias
Freer High School 232 Met Standard Freer
Hale Center High School 160 Met Standard Hale Center
Harlingen High School South 2,040 Met Standard Harlingen
Harper High School 223 Met Standard Harper
Hart Junior/Senior High School 119 Met Standard Hart
Hebbronville High School 293 Met Standard Hebbronville
Hemphill High School 280 Met Standard Hemphill
Ingram-Tom Moore High School 406 Met Standard Ingram
Jacksboro High School 251 Met Standard Jacksboro
Kermit High School 343 Met Standard Kermit
Marfa Junior High School/Senior High School 175 Met Standard Marfa
Neches High School 87 Met Standard Neches
New Braunfels High School 2,158 Met Standard New Braunfels
New Diana High School 317 Met Standard Diana
Newton High School 308 Improvement Required Newton
Nocona High School 227 Met Standard Nocona
North Zulch High School 142 Met Standard North Zulch
Olney High School 194 Met Standard Olney
Ore City High School 231 Met Standard Ore City
Palestine High School 830 Met Standard Palestine
Rains High School 472 Met Standard Emory
Refugio High School 347 Met Standard Refugio
Roxton High School 104 Improvement Required Roxton
Santa Anna Secondary School 112 Met Standard Santa Anna
Skidmore-Tynan High School 250 Met Standard Skidmore
Smyer High School 164 Met Standard Smyer
Texas High School 1,866 Met Standard Texarkana
West Sabine High School 281 Met Standard Pineland
Woodville High School 346 Met Standard Woodville