Merkel High School

  • Merkel High School serves 314 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Merkel 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Merkel High School's student population of 314 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students314 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Merkel High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 10:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Merkel High School is 0.48, 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)#6414 out of 7953 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
78%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
27%
52%
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Black
3%
13%
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White
67%
28%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.480.64
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Graduation Rate90-94%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMerkel Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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