Mexico High School

639 N Wade
Mexico, MO 65265
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Mexico High School serves 720 students in grades 9-12.
Mexico High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 720 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Mexico High School's student population of 720 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
720 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

Mexico High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Mexico High School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1261 out of 2092 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
9%
8%
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Black
6%
15%
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White
76%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mexico High School's ranking?
Mexico High School is ranked #1261 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What schools are Mexico High School often compared to?
Mexico High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Moberly Sr. High School, Fulton Sr. High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
What is the graduation rate of Mexico High School?
The graduation rate of Mexico High School is 85-89%, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 89%.
How many students attend Mexico High School?
720 students attend Mexico High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Mexico High School students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, and 6% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mexico High School?
Mexico High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Mexico High School offer ?
Mexico High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Mexico High School part of?
Mexico High School is part of Mexico 59 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 720 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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