Cathey Middle School

  • Cathey Middle School serves 1,003 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 88% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 86% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Cathey Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

Top Placements

Cathey Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

  • Cathey Middle School's student population of 1,003 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,003 students
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Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cathey Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 7,953 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cathey Middle School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1352 out of 7953 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
78%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
91%
52%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
7%
28%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cathey Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.170.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cathey Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMcallen Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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    0.5 miles
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  • Mcallen Jackson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 731 students
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  • Mcallen Lamar Academy Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 124 students
    0.9 miles
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  • Mcallen Wilson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 478 students
    1.1 miles
    1200 Hackberry Ave
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