Memorial High School

101 East Hackberry Ave,

Mcallen, TX, 78501-9221

Tel: (956)632-5201
Grades: 9-12

2,187 students

Memorial High School serves 2,187 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Memorial High School operates within the Mcallen Independent School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 2187 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 141 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,187 students
Memorial High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 141 teachers
Memorial High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Memorial High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Memorial High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
Memorial High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
91%
50%
Memorial High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
13%
Memorial High School Black (2002-2010)
White
5%
31%
Memorial High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Memorial High School Sch Ethnicity Memorial High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.17 0.64
Memorial High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
44%
Memorial High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2008)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
7%
Memorial High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2008)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 26,122 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 68% over five years.
School District Name Mcallen Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
34
3
Number of Students Managed 26,122 799
Mcallen Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 69% 80%
Mcallen Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $226 MM $9 MM
Mcallen Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $242 MM $9 MM
Mcallen Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,028 $11,947
Mcallen Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,642 $12,666
Mcallen Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lamar Academy (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Cathey Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wilson Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Mcallen Cathey Middle School
    1800 North Cynthia
    Mcallen , TX , 78501
    (956)971-4300
    0.5  mi  |  1051  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Mcallen Lamar Academy
    Alternative School
    1009 North 10th St
    Mcallen , TX , 78501
    (956)632-3222
    Alternative School
    0.7  mi  |  117  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Mcallen Wilson Elementary School
    1200 Hackberry Ave
    Mcallen , TX , 78501
    (956)971-4525
    0.9  mi  |  582  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Mcallen Fields Elementary School
    500 Dallas Ave
    Mcallen , TX , 78501
    (956)971-4344
    0.9  mi  |  645  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Mcallen Horizon Montessori
    Charter School
    221 North Main St
    Mcallen , TX , 78501
    (956)668-1400
    Charter School
    1.1  mi  |  435  students  |  Gr.  PK-7

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