Urb. Jose Mercado Calle Woodro
Caguas, PR 00725
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Jose Mercado (especializada) serves 215 students in grades Kindergarten-9.
Jose Mercado (especializada) placed in the top 20% of all schools in Puerto Rico for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Puerto Rico state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Puerto Rico state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Puerto Rico state level of 12:1.

Top Rankings

Jose Mercado (especializada) ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Puerto Rico for:

School Overview

Jose Mercado (especializada)'s student population of 215 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-9
Total Students
215 students
This chart display total students of Jose Mercado (especializada) by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Jose Mercado (especializada)
Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Jose Mercado (especializada) by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Jose Mercado (especializada) by grade.

School Rankings

Jose Mercado (especializada) is ranked within the top 20% of all 836 schools in Puerto Rico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Jose Mercado (especializada) is 0.00, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.00. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PR)
Overall Testing Rank
#150 out of 836 schools
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Jose Mercado (especializada), with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Jose Mercado (especializada) and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Puerto Rico by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Jose Mercado (especializada) and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Puerto Rico by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Jose Mercado (especializada) and the public school average student teacher ratio of Puerto Rico by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
n/a
Hispanic
100%
100%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Jose Mercado (especializada) and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Puerto Rico by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
n/a
White
n/a
n/a
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
n/a
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Jose Mercado (especializada).
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PR.
Diversity Score
0.00
Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
83%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Jose Mercado (especializada) and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Puerto Rico by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Jose Mercado (especializada) and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Puerto Rico by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PR Dept. of Education

School Reviews

Review Jose Mercado (especializada). Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Should Sixth Grade Be in Elementary School or Middle School?
Should sixth graders be placed in elementary or middle school? We explore the pros and cons of the issue.
Parental Involvement is Key to Student Success
Parental involvement plays an important role in student success.
Single-Sex Public Schools
Single-Sex Public Schools
Learn about single-sex education in public schools.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-9
  • Students: 215 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in PR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.00 (Top 10%)

Quick Links