Mercedes High School

1200 S Florida
Mercedes, TX 78570
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Mercedes High School serves 1,096 students in grades 9-12.
Mercedes High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Mercedes High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Mercedes High School's student population of 1,096 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 87 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,096 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Mercedes High School
Total Classroom Teachers87 teachers
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School Comparison

Mercedes High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Mercedes High School is 0.02, 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 Testing Rank
#6354 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
99%
52%
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Black
n/a
13%
White
1%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.020.64
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Graduation Rate
97%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (06-07)
1%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMercedes Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Mercedes High School is Sgt Manuel Chacon Middle School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mercedes Sgt Manuel Chacon Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-9 | 661 students
    0.3 miles
    801 S Mile 1 E
    Mercedes, TX 78570
    (956) 514-2200
    0.3 6-9 661
  • Mercedes Sgt William G Harrell Middle School Math: 35% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-9 | 595 students
    0.3 miles
    2825 N Fm 491
    Mercedes, TX 78570
    (956) 514-2300
    0.3 6-9 595
  • Mercedes Mercedes Academic Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 69 students
    0.6 miles
    720 S Mile 1 E
    Mercedes, TX 78570
    (956) 514-5076
    0.6 9-12 69
  • Mercedes Travis Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 648 students
    0.6 miles
    1551 S Georgia Ave
    Mercedes, TX 78570
    (956) 514-2322
    0.6 PK-5 648
  • Mercedes Midvalley Academy-mercedes Charter High School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: 11-19% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 114 students
    0.7 miles
    103 E 2nd St
    Mercedes, TX 78570
    (956) 565-5417
    0.7 9-12 114

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