Merkel High School

2000 South 7th St, Merkel, TX 79536 | (325) 928-4667
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 306
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: P O Box 430, Merkel, TX 79536
  • Principal or Admin: Ronny Ray Wright
  • Fax: (325) 928-4684
  • Website: www.merkel.esc14.net
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 306
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 35.9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 8.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 152 (49.7%)
  • Females: 154 (50.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 30 (9.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 116 (37.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 146 (47.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Merkel High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian31.0%
Black51.6%
Asian20.7%
Hispanic5116.7%
White24580.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Merkel High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade8026.1%
10th Grade8026.1%
11th Grade6922.5%
12th Grade7725.2%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
59.0%
District:
60.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
55.0%
District:
39.0%
State:
60.0%
Graduation & Dropout Rates (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
97.4%
District:
97.4%
State:
80.6%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
11.6
District:
13.9
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
23.3%
District:
17.7%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
15.7%
District:
15.7%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
26.4%
District:
29.8%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
19.5%
District:
27.0%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$62,692
District:
$57,301
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$39,925
District:
$40,918
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$34,544
District:
$32,493
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$31,993
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$38,675
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$44,932
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$47,798
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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