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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Transmountain Early College High School is a highly rated, public school located in El Paso, TX. It has 416 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
9570 Gateway Blvd N
El Paso, TX 79924
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Transmountain Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
94 responses
Average ACT
24
25 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$45,656
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$814
National
$949
Median Home Value
$123,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 97 responses
  • Spirit Week
    23%
  • Mu Alpha Theta Pie Day
    19%
  • Winter Formal
    13%
  • Talent Show
    11%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Sport Inter murals
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
416
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,033
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
$10,162/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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I loved Transmountain Early College, or TMECHS on campus. Thanks to smaller class sizes, we had more detailed and closer relationships not only with our teachers but also with our classmates. A close-knit group of friends made the high school experience unforgettable. The campus has no buildings, and instead is made up of portables, so students were able to enjoy the outdoors all day, every day. There is a great deal of diversity, with students and teachers from all over the place and with very different backgrounds, sexual orientations, and ethnicities. Everyone is so open and compassionate and caring. Although sometimes academics can get a bit competitive, we are all friends in the end and encourage teamwork. Now I can go to university and really dive into the college experience knowing what to expect thanks to the dual enrollment at TMECHS.
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It was an incredible experience to have attended such tiny school and yet we had many things that usually come with a traditional high school. There's some downsides, such s being out in the desert and being in portable classrooms meaning that in bad weather we were always getting sunburn or wet by the rain. None the less, graduating with a diploma and college degree was the greatest experience ever!
This high school is probably the best school you could ever attend if you live in the El Paso area and are looking to have an early start at your college education and future career. While you might have to sacrifice the overall feel of typical high school football games, there is no other experience that compares to the experience of being a maverick here at TMECHS. The teachers are fantastic, the students are all goal-oriented, and with the smaller capacity, you build relationships unlike any other. There's no pressure here to do anything you wouldn't want to do and the community here only motivates you to work even harder than you did before. I would recommend this school to anyone who asks and I'll truly never forget the memories made in the small portables filled with students eager to make a change in the world around them.