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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 2,892 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Address
300 E Davis St
Mesquite, TX 75149
Telephone
(972) 882-7800

Mesquite High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1030
294 responses
Average ACT
22
81 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,804
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$977
National
$949
Median Home Value
$112,400
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.53 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 170 responses
Report
  • Football games
    21%
  • Pep rallies
    21%
  • Senior Activities
    19%
  • Senior lip dub
    11%
  • Basketball games
    8%
  • Drill Team Spring Show
    7%
  • Talent show
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,892
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.58 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.58 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.58 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,866
Teachers in First/Second Year
15%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.72 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 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
$9,258/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.93 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.93 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.93 responses
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If you are looking for a place to call home, then enroll in Mesquite high school. Not only are the teachers caring, but the principal is like a caring father to us all. Many initiatives have been given to provide the students with more than enough reasons to participate in the school. The schools UIL teams, academic and musical education, has ranked high every year compared to others in the district. The school is home to Stormy the Skeeter, the mascot who welcomes you on your way into the school. The school also goes above and beyond to assure a transition to higher education or trade school of sorts. So why join Mesquite High School, because we have the best school spirit win or lose. We bleed maroon!
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Most kids at my school would say that Mesquite High school is okay,but for me it was a lifetime experience that I will cherish in my heart forever. The memories I created, the teachers I met, and friendships that were made are just a small part of what Mesquite high gave me. I will always be proud to be a skeeter and forever will show school spirit! Love this school so much can only thank God for this opportunity!
My four years at Mesquite High School, have been the most unique experiences in my life. It has shaped me into the very person I am today.
Mesquite High School has great academics, and teachers how genuinely care about their students well being, and especially in honors, and AP classes. Sure they were the most difficult thing about high school, but I learned how to manage the work load.
There are also plenty of clubs and organizations which you can expect in a typical high school environment. I joined multiplr clubs in my senior year, and my only regret is not joining when I was a freshman.
The school as a whole is old, but they began to remodel and add new facilities and buildings. It is a large school with around 3000 students. You can get lost in the croud and be unnoticed, but eventually you will find a group which you can feel comtorble with