Welch Middle School

11544 S Gessner
Houston, TX 77071
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 617 students in grades 6-8, Welch Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 617 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50% in TX
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Welch Middle School's student population of 617 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
617 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Welch Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 8,079 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Welch Middle School is 0.53, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TX)
#7598 out of 8079 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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11%
37%
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21%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
58%
53%
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Black
37%
13%
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White
2%
26%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.53
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
95%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
6%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Welch Middle School's ranking?
Welch Middle School is ranked #7598 out of 8,079 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Texas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% TX state average), while 21% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% TX state average).
How many students attend Welch Middle School?
617 students attend Welch Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of Welch Middle School students are Hispanic, 37% of students are Black, 2% of students are Asian, 2% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Welch Middle School?
Welch Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Texas state average of 14:1.
What grades does Welch Middle School offer ?
Welch Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Welch Middle School part of?
Welch Middle School is part of Houston ISD School District.

School Reviews

1   2/28/2020
The cooks in the cafeteria at Welch need to be fired and replaced for providing horrible food to people and the horrible food there needs to be confiscated rather the people at Welch like it or not. I had to go without my lunch most of time at summer school there as a result and I was not permitted to take my own lunch. The school rules also needs to change because it is not fair to not let students wear shorts, skirts or capris there. I had to wear shorts there because it was summer when I went to summer school there.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Elaine Roberts

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 617 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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