Mineral Wells High School

Tel: (940)325-4408
Grades: 9-12

958 students

Mineral Wells High School serves 958 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 69%.
Mineral Wells High School operates within the Mineral Wells Independent School District.
The school district's 76% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 958 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 958 students
Mineral Wells High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 69 teachers
Mineral Wells High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Mineral Wells High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 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 14:1 14:1
Mineral Wells High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Mineral Wells High School Asian (1988-2011)
Hispanic
33%
50%
Mineral Wells High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
4%
13%
Mineral Wells High School Black (1988-2012)
White
59%
31%
Mineral Wells High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Mineral Wells High School Sch Ethnicity Mineral Wells 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.
0.55 0.64
Mineral Wells 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.
54%
44%
Mineral Wells High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
8%
7%
Mineral Wells High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,556 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 76% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Mineral Wells Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 3,556 799
Mineral Wells Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 76% 80%
Mineral Wells Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $39 MM $9 MM
Mineral Wells Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $35 MM $9 MM
Mineral Wells Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,790 $11,947
Mineral Wells Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,507 $12,666
Mineral Wells 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 Mineral Wells Academy (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Mineral Wells J High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lamar Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Mineral Wells Mineral Wells Academy
    Alternative School
    3801 Ram Blvd
    Mineral Wells , TX , 76067
    (940)325-3303
    Alternative School
    0  mi  |  16  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Mineral Wells Lamar Elementary School
    2012 South East 12th St
    Mineral Wells , TX , 76067
    (940)325-5303
    1.2  mi  |  740  students  |  Gr.  PK-1
  • Mineral Wells Mineral Wells J High School
    1301 South East 14th Ave
    Mineral Wells , TX , 76067
    (940)325-0711
    1.4  mi  |  534  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Mineral Wells Travis Elementary School
    1001 South East 7th St
    Mineral Wells , TX , 76067
    (940)325-7801
    1.5  mi  |  795  students  |  Gr.  4-6
  • Mineral Wells Houston Elementary School
    300 South West 13th St
    Mineral Wells , TX , 76067
    (940)325-3427
    2.1  mi  |  513  students  |  Gr.  2-3

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