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Merkel High School
  • Public
  • MERKEL, TX

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B
  7. Administration
    grade C+
  8. Sports
    grade unavailable
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Merkel High School is a public school located in MERKEL, TX. It has 328 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

About

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1090
15 responses
Average ACT
22
26 responses
AP Enrollment
6%

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Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade A
  2. Good for Families
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$44,153
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$633
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$63,100
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Poll
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Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 4 responses
  • Prep-Rallys
    50%
  • Football Games
    25%
  • Pep rallies
    25%
  • Stockshows
    25%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
328
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
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,276
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.1%
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
grade 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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