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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Mesquite Independent School District is an above average, public school district located in Mesquite, TX. It has 40,805 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Address
405 E Davis St
Mesquite, TX 75149
Telephone
(972) 288-6411

Mesquite Independent School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1040
1,102 responses
Average ACT
22
381 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
40,805
Free or Reduced Lunch
75.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,866
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$353,926,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,258/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    6%

Mesquite Independent School District Reviews

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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 The district has strongly shown their interest in creating new buildings as the present schools get outdated and possibly even dangerous for the well being of students and faculty.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.
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Mesquite School District is a good district even though it is very large. The teacher in the district are very encouraging, tolerant, dedicated to helping their students do their best even after they graduate.
What I would like to see change is the support that football get. But I want all the sports to get the same support. For example volleyball is the same season as volleyball and on Friday nights a lot of the people and students go to the football game. Even for the sports that are not that popular for instance swim team, bowling team, Band, chior, orchestra . All of these sports represent Mesquite School District. And don’t get that enough credit for all the hard work that they do.
Mesquite Independent school district has been great for myself as well as my family. I would not want to have gone to another school district. The staff really cares and are always involved in their students lives. They encourage parents to participate in events and get the whole community involved. Mesquite independent school district keeps their students safe and away from trouble, always wishing the best for all students. They offer wonderful programs at the high school level such as welding or cosmetology and many more options for students to specialize in. Mesquite school district could not have been any better for a student wanting to succeed.