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1351 E Polk St
Brownsville, TX 78520-7034
p. 956-982-2860

Alter Center
in Brownsville, TX &ndash; <span class="closed">Closed</span>

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Brownsville Isd
State Agency:
Texas Education Agency

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeOther/alternative school
Grades offeredNo students reported – No students reported
Teacher FTEsN/A
Surrounding communityN/A
Title I EligibleN/A
School-wide Title IN/A
Magnet SchoolN/A
Charter SchoolN/A
Shared-time SchoolN/A

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Brownsville, TX 78520-7034
Total Population48,601 (45,951 urban / 2,650 rural)
Households13,934 (3.38 people per house)
Median Household Income$21,715
Families11,118 (3.86 people per family)
Pop. — African American239
Pop. — Asian264
Pop. — Pacific Islander35
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native271
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)41,733
Pop. — Other7,074

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students  
Low-Cost Lunch Students  
Migrant Students 1%
Special Ed. Students     11%
English Language Learners     20%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A85%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A63%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A65%
White Non-HispanicN/A81%
All Students<57%72%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 1,958 88.07%
GED Recipients     3.79%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Alter Center?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-HispanicN/A<N/A14%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A<N/A3%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/AN/AN/A
White Non-HispanicN/A<N/A34%

Brownsville Isd – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Alter Center's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides840.7>21%19%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors6.0<0%1%
Library / Media Specialist54.0<1%2%
Library / Media Support49.0>1%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)N/A1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)N/A2%
Guidance Staff Total139.5>3%3%
District Admins54.5<1%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt225.1<6%6%
School Admins234.5<6%6%
School Admin/Sppt305.8>8%7%
Other Support1,943.4>48%43%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Brownsville Isd Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$94,865,000<$1,942$7,261
 Issued During Fiscal Year$129,985,000<$2,661$7,548
 Retired During Fiscal Year$129,985,000<$2,661$7,548
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$212,550,000<$4,352$9,402
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$3,250,000<$66$352
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$6,990,000<$143$445
 Sinking Fund  $375
 Bond Fund$140,100,000<$2,868$5,594
 Other Funds$347,392,000>$7,113$6,544
Total Revenues$465,961,000<$9,541$11,849
Total Expenses$448,122,000<$9,175$11,471

Brownsville Isd Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs  
Special Education Programs  
Vocational Education Programs  
Other Education Programs  
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$180,936,000$37,492,000$13,116,584$2,122,929
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$17,309,000$3,421,000$1,059,688$179,671
 General Administration$378,000$69,000$154,525$24,596
 School Administration$14,755,000$3,638,000$1,335,135$222,021
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$16,289,000$4,729,000$1,255,109$281,048
 Student Transportation$7,460,000$2,492,000$523,250$125,291
 Business / Central / Other$6,637,000$1,456,000$595,649$94,142
Food Services$8,806,000$3,557,000$577,088$178,123

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Brownsville Isd.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$25,060,000>$513$296
  General Administration$1,999,000<$40$415
  School Administration$19,882,000<$407$516
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$46,187,000<$945$1,086
  Student Transportation$12,472,000<$255$275
  Business / Central / Other$11,934,000<$244$378
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$25,442,000>$520$447
  Enterprise Operations   
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$4,043,000>$82$75
 Adult Education$639,000<$13$40
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures$6,483,000<$132$162
 Instructional Equipment$4,911,000>$100$70
 Other Equipment$4,875,000<$99$194
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's  $9,127
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$465,000<$9$104
Debt Interest$7,866,000<$161$337

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Brownsville Isd.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$26,267,000>$537$330
  Children with Disabilities Idea$10,794,000>$221$174
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$5,467,000>$111$62
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$371,000>$7$7
  Title V, Part A$179,000<$3$3
  Vocational and Tech Education$708,000>$14$14
  Bilingual Education$114,000<$2$7
  Child Nutrition Act$23,280,000>$476$258
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $467
  Indian Education   
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$274,396,000>$5,618$4,454
 Staff Improvement Programs   
 Special Education Programs   
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs   
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs   
 School Lunch Programs$211,000>$4$4
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$12,993,000>$266$235
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$3,729,000<$76$213
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits$12,855,000<$263$328
  Not Employee Benefits$2,219,000<$45$48
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$58,735,000<$1,202$5,859
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes   
 From Other School Systems  $83
 From Cities and Counties$90,000<$1$71
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$496,000<$10$18
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents   
 School Lunch$1,354,000<$27$132
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$357,000<$7$47
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $51
 Interest Earnings$17,281,000<$353$356

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