Mesquite Independent School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 48 public schools serving 41,016 students in Mesquite Independent School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Texas.
Public Schools in Mesquite Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the Texas public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 47% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Mesquite Independent School District are Kimball Elementary School, Porter Elementary School and Austin Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Mesquite Independent School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Texas.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public school average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Mesquite Independent School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Mesquite Independent School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TX)
# Schools
48 Schools
8,949 Schools
# Students
41,016 Students
5,396,088 Students
# Teachers
2,586 Teachers
355,245 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Mesquite Independent School District, which is ranked #710 of all 1,199 school districts in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 90% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (TX)
Overall District Rank
#703 out of 1201 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Mesquite Independent   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mesquite Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mesquite Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Mesquite Independent   School District and public school graduation rate of TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.60
0.64
# American Indian Students
377 Students
20,584 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
624 Students
235,497 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
23,196 Students
2,825,284 Students
% Hispanic Students
57%
52%
# Black Students
10,229 Students
679,951 Students
% Black Students
25%
13%
# White Students
5,767 Students
1,504,261 Students
% White Students
14%
28%
# Hawaiian Students
35 Students
8,027 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
788 Students
122,398 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,453
254,591
# Students in K Grade:
2,484
371,386
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,682
388,423
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,849
394,203
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,162
409,772
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,268
413,303
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,301
413,848
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,258
402,103
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,257
402,169
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,111
398,308
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,231
433,429
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,148
397,433
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,937
371,955
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,875
345,165
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,797 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,528. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,032 is less than the state median of $12,308. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (TX)
Total Revenue
$443 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total revenue of Mesquite Independent   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$494 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Mesquite Independent   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,797
$12,528
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Mesquite Independent   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,032
$12,308
This chart display average spending per public school student in Mesquite Independent   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Mesquite Independent School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Kimball Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4010 Coryell Way
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 290-4120
Grades: K-6
| 242 students
Rank: #22.
Porter Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
517 Via Avenida
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 290-4000
Grades: PK-6
| 605 students
Rank: #33.
Austin Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3020 Poteet Dr
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 882-7220
Grades: PK-6
| 471 students
Rank: #44.
Motley Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3719 Moon Dr
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 882-5080
Grades: PK-6
| 455 students
Rank: #55.
Dr Linda Henrie Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
253 W Lawson Rd
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 290-4200
Grades: PK-6
| 961 students
Rank: #66.
North Mesquite High School
Math: 59% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
18201 Lbj Fwy
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 882-7900
Grades: 9-12
| 2,808 students
Rank: #77.
Horn High School
Math: 60% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3300 E Cartwright Rd
Mesquite, TX 75181
(972) 882-5200
Grades: 9-12
| 2,386 students
Rank: #88.
Poteet High School
Math: 56% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3300 Poteet Dr
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 882-5300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,848 students
Rank: #99.
Lawrence Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3811 Richman Dr
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 882-7000
Grades: PK-6
| 440 students
Rank: #1010.
Gentry Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1901 Twin Oaks Dr
Mesquite, TX 75181
(972) 290-4140
Grades: PK-6
| 916 students
Rank: #1111.
Wilkinson Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2100 Crest Park Dr
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 882-5950
Grades: 6-9
| 974 students
Rank: #1212.
Mesquite High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
300 E Davis St
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 882-7800
Grades: 9-12
| 2,904 students
Rank: #1313.
West Mesquite High School
Math: 56% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2500 Memorial Pkwy
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 882-7600
Grades: 9-12
| 2,077 students
Rank: #1414.
Florence Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4621 Gleneagle St
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 290-4080
Grades: PK-6
| 654 students
Rank: #1515.
Berry Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
2675 Bear Dr
Mesquite, TX 75181
(972) 882-5850
Grades: 6-9
| 904 students
Rank: #1616.
Shands Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4836 Shands Dr
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 290-4020
Grades: K-6
| 825 students
Rank: #1717.
Kimbrough Middle School
Math: 50% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
3900 N Galloway Ave
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 882-5900
Grades: 7-9
| 825 students
Rank: #1818.
Rutherford Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1607 Sierra Dr
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 290-4060
Grades: PK-5
| 474 students
Rank: #1919.
Gray Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3500 Pioneer Rd
Balch Springs, TX 75180
(972) 882-7280
Grades: PK-6
| 634 students
Rank: #2020.
Achziger Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3300 Ridgeranch Rd
Mesquite, TX 75181
(972) 290-4180
Grades: PK-5
| 971 students
Rank: #2121.
Galloway Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Clary Dr
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 882-5101
Grades: PK-6
| 732 students
Rank: #2222.
Hanby Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
912 Cascade St
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 882-5040
Grades: PK-5
| 929 students
Rank: #2323.
Mckenzie Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3535 Stephens Green
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 882-5140
Grades: K-6
| 538 students
Rank: #2424.
Moss Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1208 New Market Rd
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 882-7130
Grades: K-6
| 434 students
Rank: #2525.
Smith Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 Mesquite Valley Rd
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 882-7080
Grades: PK-5
| 494 students
Rank: #2626.
Seabourn Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 Sandy Ln
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 882-7040
Grades: PK-6
| 724 students
Rank: #2727.
Shaw Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
707 Purple Sage Trl
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 882-7060
Grades: PK-6
| 884 students
Rank: #2828.
Pirrung Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 Creek Vly
Mesquite, TX 75181
(972) 882-7170
Grades: PK-5
| 434 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Black Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
328 E Newsom St
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 882-7240
Grades: PK-6
| 639 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Tosch Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2424 Larchmont Dr
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 882-5000
Grades: PK-6
| 872 students
Rank: #3131.
Mackey Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
14900 N Spring Ridge Cir
Balch Springs, TX 75180
(972) 290-4160
Grades: K-6
| 788 students
Rank: #3232.
Beasley Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
919 Green Canyon Dr
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 882-5160
Grades: PK-6
| 467 students
Rank: #3333.
Vanston Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3230 Karla Dr
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 882-5801
Grades: 7-8
| 805 students
Rank: #3434.
Mcwhorter Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1700 Hickory Tree Rd
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 882-7020
Grades: PK-6
| 870 students
Rank: #3535.
Agnew Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
729 Wilkinson Dr
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 882-5750
Grades: 7-9
| 831 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 41,016 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 50% in TX)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60

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