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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  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 320 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
Address
2000 S 7th St
Merkel, TX 79536
Telephone
(325) 928-4667
Website

Merkel High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1120
11 responses
Average ACT
22
17 responses
AP Enrollment
6%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,481
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$738
National
$949
Median Home Value
$56,700
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
320
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,647
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.7%
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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
$10,228/ 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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I liked Merkel because it is small and you know everyone in the high school. I also like how some of the teachers really do care about your future and try to help in every way they can!
MHS is a great school to be at, it may be public but the staff and teachers are so kind and generous. They want the best only for you and will help you out in anyway possible. I recommend MHS.