Weslaco High School

1005 West Pk Ave

Weslaco, TX 78596-4699

Tel: (956)969-6700
Grades: 8-12

2,438 students

Weslaco High School serves 2,438 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Weslaco High School operates within the Weslaco Independent School District.
The school district's 68% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 2438 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 149 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 2,438 students
Weslaco High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 149 teachers
Weslaco High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Weslaco High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Weslaco High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
96%
50%
Weslaco High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
13%
White
2%
31%
Weslaco High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Weslaco High School Sch Ethnicity Weslaco 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.
0.08 0.41
Weslaco 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.
2%
44%
Weslaco 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.
n/a
7%
Weslaco High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,805 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Weslaco Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
21
4
Number of Students Managed 17,805 730
Weslaco Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 68% 80%
Weslaco Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $164 MM $9 MM
Weslaco Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $186 MM $9 MM
Weslaco Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,886 $11,947
Weslaco Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,178 $12,666
Weslaco 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 Horton Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Horton Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Idea Quest Academy (0.4 miles away)
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Did You Know?
Weslaco, TX public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.04, which is lower than the Texas average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Weslaco is Idea Quest Academy. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Texas or national school diversity statistics.