Accountability rating

C

Mercedes ISD: B

Total students

551

Avg. teacher experience

11.8 years

Mercedes ISD: 12.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Mercedes ISD: 96.2%

Statewide: 90%

John F Kennedy Elementary School is an elementary school in Mercedes, TX, in the Mercedes ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 551 students. The school received an accountability rating of C. 78.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 49.2% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $51,840, which is $2,282 less than the state average.

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Contact information

Website

www.misdtx.net

Address

P O Box 419
Mercedes, TX 78570-0419

Office phone number

(956) 514-2300

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in John F Kennedy Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

551

African American

1 (0.2%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.2%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

540 (98%)

Mercedes ISD: 98.5%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

4 (0.7%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

5 (0.9%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

0.2%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

98.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

0.7%

Two or more races

0.9%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

78.2 %

Mercedes ISD: 68.5%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

95.3 %

Mercedes ISD: 90.8%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

49.7 %

Mercedes ISD: 27.3%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

78.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

95.3%

Limited Eng. proficiency

49.7%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

49.2 %

Mercedes ISD: 25.9%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

0 %

Mercedes ISD: 32.6%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

11.1 %

Mercedes ISD: 13.1%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

10.3 %

Mercedes ISD: 7.6%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

49.2%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

11.1%

Special education

10.3%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Overall

C

Mercedes ISD: B

Student achievement

D

Mercedes ISD: B

School progress

C

Mercedes ISD: A

Closing the gaps

C

Mercedes ISD: C

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2019 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

36

African American

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

34.9 (97.1%)

Mercedes ISD: 94.2%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

1 (2.9%)

Mercedes ISD: 5%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

33.1 (91.9%)

Mercedes ISD: 88.6%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

2.9 (8.1%)

Mercedes ISD: 10.2%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

15.3

Mercedes ISD: 14.1

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

11.8 years

Mercedes ISD: 12.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$51,840

Mercedes ISD: $52,530

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

N/A

Mercedes ISD: $51,873

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$48,065

Mercedes ISD: $48,122

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$48,879

Mercedes ISD: $49,160

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$53,883

Mercedes ISD: $54,203

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$59,056

Mercedes ISD: $59,171

Statewide: $62,039

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