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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Mesquite Independent School District is an above average, public school district located in Mesquite, TX. It has 41,038 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
About Mesquite Independent School District...
Address
405 E Davis St
Mesquite, TX 75149
Telephone
(972) 288-6411

Mesquite Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1050
1,334 responses
Average ACT
22
433 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
41,038
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,666
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$353,926,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,854/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    6%

Mesquite Independent School District Reviews

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Mesquite ISD is a very good school district that is involved in the community. It has growing resources for the students and improves each year.
Its academic program is above average, however, it lacks consistency school to school, as well as class to class.
Most of the teachers do their absolute best to provide the best education possible to the students of Mesquite ISD. Again, the effort amongst teachers lacks consistency as a few teachers do not.
There is a large emphasis on sports throughout the district, taking away from fine arts and other programs. If you value sports, this district is for you, as you get majority of funding.
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Not a bad place right now, but in recent years there has been changed to the Mesquite community. Not all bad changes, but not all good. Although we have become extremely diverse, this diversity has increased the number of people in the poor parts of town. Along with this bring drugs and violence to schools. In my 17 years of living in Mesquite, I have never felt threatened for my life, scared for my future, or worried about my friends. I love Mesquite, but change is happening because of the income of people living off of government welfare. Overall, Mesquite is my hometown, and I love to brag about my adventures running the streets with my group of friends that were more like family than anything growing up.
Overall Mesquite Independent School District forms a great part of the bright future that is in store for me. Since I started kindergarten all I have seen in the district is a pure dedication to teach and inspire the students. Every single teacher I have had the pleasure of teaching me have demonstrated their concern for my peers and me. As a matter of fact, a day would not go by that they would not display their efforts in teaching us the material needed. Inclusively, the facilities also exhibit a clean safe environment that allows students to enjoy and focus during the lessons. The district has strongly shown their interest in creating new buildings as the present schools get outdated and possibly even dangerous for the well being of students and faculty. Every individual will have their own experiences and opinions; nevertheless, in my eyes, the Mesquite Independent School District was a magnificent place to grow up in and mature my senses for the future.