Mercedes High School

1200 South Florida, Mercedes, TX 78570 | (956) 514-2100
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,132
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School Description

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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1200 S Florida, Mercedes, TX 78570
  • Principal or Admin: Mrs Liz De La Rosa
  • Fax: (956) 514-2111
  • Website: www.misdtx.net
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,132
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 94.6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 591 (52.2%)
  • Females: 541 (47.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: - (-)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1 (0.09%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1 (0.09%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Mercedes High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black--
Asian--
Hispanic1,12199.0%
White111.0%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Mercedes High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade30526.9%
10th Grade25622.6%
11th Grade30927.3%
12th Grade26223.1%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
60.0%
District:
60.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
49.0%
District:
49.0%
State:
60.0%
Graduation & Dropout Rates (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
83.5%
District:
74.7%
State:
80.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
9.0%
District:
11.5%
State:
9.4%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
11.3
District:
10.5
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
33.0%
District:
32.6%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
18.7%
District:
22.0%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
19.5%
District:
20.5%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
19.7%
District:
16.6%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$62,892
District:
$63,461
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$46,472
District:
$45,348
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$39,698
District:
$39,416
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$41,320
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$42,967
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$50,472
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$57,575
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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2 reviews for Mercedes High School

  • Reviewed by Student on April 16, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this school is not even fun. it's boring because there is no PRIDE and No SPIRIT. AND IT NEEDS AN UPGRADE.

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Mercedes High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on TAKS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
AYP and Performance (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes
SAT & ACT Exam Details (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT or ACT Exam
School:
85.0%
District:
80.1%
State:
61.5%
Percent of Test Takers Above Exam Criteria
School:
3.9%
District:
3.9%
State:
26.9%
SAT Average Score
School:
1,012.0
District:
1,012.0
State:
985.0
ACT Average Score
School:
17.0
District:
17.0
State:
20.5

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201045.0%46.0%70.0%
200953.0%51.0%67.0%
200840.0%39.0%60.0%
 
Reading Test
201089.0%88.0%92.0%
200981.0%78.0%87.0%
200874.0%73.0%84.0%
 
Science Test
200827.0%--
 
Social Studies Test
200829.0%--
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201087.0%86.0%90.0%
200985.0%83.0%88.0%
200884.0%83.0%86.0%
 
Math Test
201061.0%61.0%74.0%
200944.0%42.0%65.0%
200843.0%42.0%63.0%
 
Science Test
201051.0%54.0%74.0%
200941.0%40.0%66.0%
200846.0%45.0%64.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201086.0%87.0%93.0%
200983.0%80.0%90.0%
200878.0%77.0%88.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201093.0%92.0%93.0%
200993.0%92.0%92.0%
200890.0%90.0%90.0%
 
Math Test
201083.0%81.0%89.0%
200977.0%75.0%81.0%
200878.0%77.0%79.0%
 
Science Test
201080.0%78.0%91.0%
200981.0%79.0%85.0%
200869.0%69.0%80.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201095.0%94.0%98.0%
200997.0%96.0%97.0%
200889.0%89.0%95.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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