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

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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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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Merkel High School performed on average about the same as 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:
75.0%
District:
73.8%
State:
61.5%
Percent of Test Takers Above Exam Criteria
School:
12.5%
District:
12.5%
State:
26.9%
SAT Average Score
School:
1,036.0
District:
1,036.0
State:
985.0
ACT Average Score
School:
19.7
District:
19.7
State:
20.5

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201079.0%79.0%70.0%
200963.0%63.0%67.0%
200856.0%54.0%60.0%
 
Reading Test
201097.0%96.0%92.0%
200987.0%86.0%87.0%
200885.0%85.0%84.0%
 
Science Test
200831.0%--
 
Social Studies Test
20087.0%--
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201090.0%90.0%90.0%
200976.0%76.0%88.0%
200871.0%71.0%86.0%
 
Math Test
201077.0%77.0%74.0%
200951.0%51.0%65.0%
200855.0%55.0%63.0%
 
Science Test
201069.0%68.0%74.0%
200949.0%49.0%66.0%
200857.0%57.0%64.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201089.0%89.0%93.0%
200988.0%88.0%90.0%
200878.0%78.0%88.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201095.0%95.0%93.0%
200981.0%81.0%92.0%
200888.0%88.0%90.0%
 
Math Test
201091.0%91.0%89.0%
200979.0%79.0%81.0%
200880.0%80.0%79.0%
 
Science Test
201088.0%88.0%91.0%
200976.0%76.0%85.0%
200889.0%89.0%80.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201097.0%97.0%98.0%
200994.0%94.0%97.0%
200891.0%91.0%95.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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