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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Mercedes High School is a public school located in Mercedes, TX. It has 1,109 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
1200 S Florida
Mercedes, TX 78570
Telephone
(956) 514-2100
Website

Mercedes High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
67 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$29,706
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$559
National
$949
Median Home Value
$57,900
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Homecoming and prom
    29%
  • Vacation
    21%
  • Graduation
    15%
  • Pep Rallies
    12%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,109
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,377
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,630/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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My experience at Mercedes Hogh School was so unexplainable. The administration was more concerned about what you wore and how you look instead of focusing on getting s student to class. The lunch food was disgusting. I found nails and hairs and when I would report it to the principal all they would do was say, "I can get you another one". Like okay no, I'm sure that one has the same thing. I know everyone makes mistakes but Mercedes administration wasn't concerned if it wasn't trying to send a kid home. The principals always said that we need to be in attendance with class but if you wore comfortable shoes as in sandals right away you were sent home or to ISS. Honestly Mercedes High has so many things it needs to change considering that they're one of the lowest ranked, sorry to say.
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During my 4 years of high school, I have witnessed corruption in the school board administration, favorability for sports and school facilities being misused and broken down. However, my school has offered AP courses, which have benefited me for my future in college. I wish I can say I am thankful for my high school experience but I am not.
My name is Felicia Garza and I am a senior at Mercedes High school. My experience at Mercedes high school has led not only me, but the rest of my senior class into the right path after graduation. The school administration is very prestigious and they aspire for us to become what we want to be. They have prepared us for college all what is necessary life after graduation.
Being a student at Mercedes high school has made me realize what a privilege it will be to become an alumni. I’ve loved all my four years at Mercedes High School and every student who attends MHS is extremely grateful.