Mercedes Early College Academy is an above average, public, alternative school located in Mercedes, TX. It has 328 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Mercedes Early College Academy Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Mercedes Early College Academy Reviews
I enjoyed the teacher’s involvement in their students academics. Almost everyone in my senior class graduated with an associate degree, and the principal cared for her students. I wish there was more diversity, but it’s hard when Mercedes is 98% Hispanic/Latino. I also wish there were more clubs and extracurricular activities that weren’t sports related, it would be nice if there was a theater arts department. Overall, Mercedes Early College Academy strives at academics but lacks diversity and clubs. Of course, the best thing about MECA is that the faculty strives for everyone to be college ready and pushes their students to obtain an associate degree. Although I just graduated, I would recommend MECA to everyone interested in earning college credit hours or an associate degree.
As a departing senior, enjoyed my time at MECA. The student culture there was near utopian. I felt safe and welcome anywhere I walked. The staff and faculty are consistently helping students prepare for the next level of education. Although MECA has been a great school, anything can improve. I believe that there are minor things that could improve such as the student parking lot and the cafeteria tables. Other than that it’s a great learning environment dedicated to helping students reach and exceed their goals.
I enjoyed the freedom that the school gave us throughout the year. They allowed us to take classes at our community college for free and allowed us to choose the classes we wanted. The councilors and principle genuinely cared about the students and went out of their way to make sure we had everything that we needed. The teachers also cared about our education, staying after school for tutoring and kept working with students until they finally learned the task at hand.