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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
McAllen High School is an above average, public school located in Mcallen, TX. It has 2,303 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
2021 La Vista Ave
Mcallen, TX 78501
Telephone
(956) 632-3100

McAllen High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1080
281 responses
Average ACT
22
125 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$45,568
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$739
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies before football games are very fun.
    32%
  • Alma mater, McHi days
    30%
  • McHi days, but they got rid of it! >:(
    14%
  • Burning of the "M"
    9%
  • Homecoming parade (making floats)
    5%
  • Tailgating before a football game
    4%
  • IB dances and events with the IB program
    2%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,303
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,844
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,123/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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When I step into this high school it gives off a welcoming feeling, in a way where it feels like I’m home. The staff is friendly and helpful in many ways especially our counselors. Our counselors work extremely hard to direct students into the correct path and prepare them into the future. Not only does McAllen have amazing teachers they offer an abundance of great programs from certifying in phlebotomy/Pharmacy to becoming a pro athlete. What I would love to see for a change would be to offer more extracurricular school activities for seniors who are on their way to graduate and want to work on scholarships/ SAT’s registration and simply do not have time during the day, I know for a fact they’ll appreciate it. In conclusion McAllen high school students will not only graduate successfuly but will look back in time and wish to go back.
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McAllen High School is a great learning environment that makes its students feel safe. The administration as well as teachers are amazing and are very involved. They offer a wide selection of clubs and activities which include sports and academic competitions that set the standard for other schools in South Texas. The only setback to the school's success is the poor limitations of the facilities at the school. While the school is well kept, it could use some renovations being almost 60 years of age. One of the biggest flaws it has is the fact that it is simply too small to successfully support the number of students on campus. Some classrooms intended for 25 students or less have 30+ being crammed into them. Overall McAllen High is an excellent school with outstanding faculty and is a great learning environment for any student.
Graduated in the year of 2013, High School for me was such a blast! & everyone is right, high school are the best 4 years of your premature life! The teachers I had during my time would go above and beyond with their students. I loved attending class, learning new concepts and subjects. Our pep rallies were the talk of the week, we would always have the best time.