Mesquite High School

300 E Davis St
Mesquite, TX 75149
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Mesquite High School serves 2,904 students in grades 9-12.
Mesquite 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 34% (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 33% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Mesquite High School's student population of 2,904 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 181 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,904 students
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Total Classroom Teachers181 teachers
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School Comparison

Mesquite 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 Mesquite High School is 0.59, 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
#6296 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
58%
52%
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Black
26%
13%
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White
12%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.590.64
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Graduation Rate
90%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMesquite Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Mesquite High School is Agnew Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dr Linda Henrie Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mesquite Dr Linda Henrie Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 961 students
    0.1 miles
    253 W Lawson Rd
    Mesquite, TX 75149
    (972) 290-4200
    0.1 PK-6 961
  • Mesquite Black Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 639 students
    0.3 miles
    328 E Newsom St
    Mesquite, TX 75149
    (972) 882-7240
    0.3 PK-6 639
  • Mesquite Agnew Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-9 | 831 students
    0.5 miles
    729 Wilkinson Dr
    Mesquite, TX 75149
    (972) 882-5750
    0.5 7-9 831
  • Mesquite Shaw Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 884 students
    1.0 miles
    707 Purple Sage Trl
    Mesquite, TX 75150
    (972) 882-7060
    1 PK-6 884
  • Mesquite Hanby Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 929 students
    1.1 miles
    912 Cascade St
    Mesquite, TX 75149
    (972) 882-5040
    1.1 PK-5 929

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