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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Memorial High School is an above average, public school located in McAllen, TX. It has 2,256 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

Memorial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1160
262 responses
Average ACT
25
101 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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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
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
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  • Football games
    33%
  • Sport banquets
    11%
  • Homecoming week
    11%
  • Competition
    9%
  • School dances
    9%
  • Peperallis
    9%
  • Band Compeitions
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,256
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,513
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,659/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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It was definitely the four greatest years of my life and I wouldn’t have traded it for the world! You’re probably thinking I’m over-exaggerating, but my school has upheld traditions making our school unique and alive. One of the most popular traditions is “Kicker”, which is a huge graduation dance party where the seniors perform a country dance as a reward for completing all 4 years of high school! In addition to this, Memorial’s sports team have gone undefeated for years!! We, the students, come together to cheer on any team!!
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Something that I thoroughly enjoy about Memorial is that I feel constantly motivated to do my best and work harder for my goals. I consider it to be a healthy and compeptitive envoirnment that everyone takes part in. The classes offered are also great and it's really nice that our school provides them for us. It is also rewarding for those who work hard and it is nice to feel appreciated. There are also great extracurricular programs to keep us busy and having fun along with rigorous school work. All in all, there are many great things about my high school and I love the memories and the skills it has helped my developed.
The academics offered at Memorial High School was a substantial guide to my education. The help offered at the high school was everything us students could have asked for in order to push us to strive to become what we are capable of. For instance, the help offered after school gave us extra time to better our academic performance. Additionally, the diversity among the school allowed us to be open-minded to different cultures and absorb the differences and work hand in hand to better one another.