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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 2,310 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% 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
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1090
317 responses
Average ACT
22
137 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
$45,057
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$758
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,500
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies before football games are very fun.
    30%
  • Alma mater, McHi days
    29%
  • McHi days, but they got rid of it! >:(
    16%
  • Burning of the "M"
    8%
  • Homecoming parade (making floats)
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,310
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,513
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 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
$9,659/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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My overall experience at McAllen High School has been okay. The friends I have made are some that will last a lifetime. My teachers have been overall good teachers that genuinely care about the wellbeing of their students and their education however there are a couple that can have quite the negative impact on your entire year. Despite the teachers caring about their students, they still tend to assign overwhelming amounts of homework that only allow students that are willing to sleep far less than the recommended 8 hours each night to succeed. The staff is filled with amazing people that are kind, strict, and care.
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I went to Mcallen High School for all 4 years and I have loved every single moment of it! The kind of environment that sprouts there is unbelievable. The mighty bulldogs have such strong spirit and powerful traditions that you can ultimately feel the pride that the school is proud to present. I never felt out of place there and I truly recommend it to anyone who seeks Mcallen High School as an option for school.
Throughout my 4 years of attending McAllen High School I have made endless memories, tons of friendships, bonds with each teacher I've ever had, and I've also learned what it takes to be a true bulldog and a well rounded student. Not only is the campus welcoming with all of its' banners and posters that are hung on the halls, but the staff is also very enthusiastic about seeing everyone's faces every single day. Our principal especially is always on top of his game, and even puts the safety of his students before his own. Being a student, athlete and musician all at once was not easy of course, but the teachers and everyone else in the same clubs and activities as I made the over all experience a fun and memorable one. McAllen High School will forever have a place in my heart, and I will truly make the most of my remainder here as a senior.