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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Merkel High School is a public school located in Merkel, TX. It has 307 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1080
14 responses
Average ACT
22
22 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$40,096
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$684
National
$949
Median Home Value
$59,100
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.
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  • Prep-Rallys
    40%
  • Football Games
    20%
  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • Stockshows
    20%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
307
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.3 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,276
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.7%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.3 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,547/ year
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Merkel High School was decent. Although not the best school, definitely not the worst. I would allow my children to go there. However, I would pay close attention to the information being taught. The teachers aren't terrible-- many of them are pretty average. There are a view not so good ones and a few brilliant ones. The school really tries to be innovative. However the ideas usually fall flat or are not properly done.
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My experience is extremely great. When my father passed the facility stood by my family and my side through it all. I really do love Merkel High School, it's a great place to be and as always it is a great day to be a Merkel Badger
Merkel High School challenges and pushes their students to strive for excellence. The parents stay involved with the school and children. The sports program does not have many kinds but is good at what they have.