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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Melissa High School is a highly rated, public school located in Melissa, TX. It has 659 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
3150 Cardinal Dr
Melissa, TX 75454
Telephone
(972) 837-4216
Website

Melissa High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1160
48 responses
Average ACT
25
47 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$101,518
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,066
National
$949
Median Home Value
$193,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Friday Night Football Games
    35%
  • Band Competitions
    24%
  • Black Light Pep Rally
    24%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
659
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,408
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
$16,937/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Melissa High School Reviews

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At Melissa High School, the staff, students, and overall community is welcoming with open arms. From the new school building to mega lunch, this school is the place to be! Many clubs and organiziations make the school diverse and the sports and extra-curriculars are as competetive as they could be. The teachers and administration at Melissa are defininetly setting the students up for success in college!
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Melissa is a very educational and extra circular based school district. The community is wonderful when it comes to supporting our sports teams, theater groups, UIL groups, band, and even clubs. The teachers are kind, extremely good at teaching, and want to be involved in the student's education. The counselors at Melissa are some of the most under appreciated workers at Melissa. They are never too busy to sit down with students about anything; college, homework, family troubles, or even just students who just want to talk. And lastly, the most important people at the school, the students . The students at Melissa High School are known to be extremely respectful, loyal, and open to new friendships. Unlike other schools, Melissa's students make it their number one priority to interact and make new residents and students feel welcome.
Melissa High School has a great community vibe and strong sense of school pride! It is so encouraging to see students of all different walks of life supporting each other and pushing each other to do their best, and I get to see it every day. All the teachers are brilliant and really care about their students. Because of the small size, I have had the same English teacher for the past 3 years and she has been such an inspiration to me. I have lived in Melissa my entire life and have always attended Melissa schools and I have been so blessed by all of my teachers, principles, and classmates. Any student or faculty member would consider themselves blessed to be a part of the Melissa Independent School District