10100 Independence Pkwy
Frisco, TX 75035
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Nelson Middle School serves 1,016 students in grades 6-8.
Nelson Middle School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 84% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Nelson Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

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School Overview

Nelson Middle School's student population of 1,016 students has grown by 59% over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 29% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,016 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
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School Rankings

Nelson Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 8,043 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Nelson Middle School is 0.58, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#185 out of 8043 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
60%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
53%
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Black
8%
13%
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White
23%
26%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,016 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in TX
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58

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