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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Mesquite High School is a public school located in Mesquite, TX. It has 2,642 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% in reading.

Mesquite High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1040
374 responses
Average ACT
22
93 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$56,074
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,065
National
$949
Median Home Value
$129,100
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.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.61 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.61 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 197 responses
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  • Football games
    21%
  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • Senior Activities
    17%
  • Senior lip dub
    10%
  • Basketball games
    7%
  • Talent show
    7%
  • Drill Team Spring Show
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,642
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.66 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.66 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.66 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,680
Teachers in First/Second Year
15%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.80 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.80 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.80 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
$12,025/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.101 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.101 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.101 responses
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My experience at Mesquite High School over the past three years has been quite dull. The days are all the same, even the special days like pep rally days are uneventful. However, they do know how to have live football games. The only things that keep me positive are my friends and teachers, and sometimes they can't even lighten the bad mood being at school puts me in. But still, my relationships with my teachers is one of my favorite things about the school. If there's one thing Mesquite High is good at, it's picking relatable teachers. Our personalities just click, which makes class a lot easier to go through. In my opinion, they should change the cafeteria food, classroom locations, some teachers, and classes in general. In addition, creating new clubs, increasing funding on sports other than football, and adding classes specifically for college preparation would be a necessary improvement to the school.
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I have to say, my experience at Mesquite High School has been wonderful. I am now on my senior year and i'm very excited to meet new teachers make new friends and learn more about different subjects. The endorsement programs that my school offers allows students to choose a path for their future career, which is kinda awesome considering the fact I never knew what I wanted to do after I graduated high school. All juniors and seniors become prepped for the life outside of high school, there are career days, counseling, and motivation speaker. The faculty is phenomenal, most of them offer 1 hour morning and after school tutoring sessions and allow students to work on the areas they need help with even if it means reteaching the topic from scratch. The diversity is is also great, all students of color, religion, and background feel welcomed and accepted including myself, I always feel safe when I walk through the hallways everyone is kind to each other and it is a bully free school.
My experience at Mesquite High School was a moderate busy life of a good high school student. I had an easy procedure for school days while attending classes. The environment was filled with teenagers in a lively, busy and school spirit. Students had fun with their friends while having fun learning sometimes. The class agendas were simple to carry out and for most of the time made learning easy. In my opinion the teachers I had were good and helped me learn the material, which applies to the Ap, pre-ap, and credit needed classes in order to graduate such as professional communication(speech) and health class.