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Mesquite High School
  • Public
  • MESQUITE, TX

Report Card

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

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Mesquite High School is an above average, public school located in MESQUITE, TX. It has 2,627 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1040
396 responses
Average ACT
22
94 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

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Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$57,824
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,104
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$143,000
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.
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
  • 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
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,627
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
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,680
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.8%
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
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
$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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