Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Mercedes ISD: B

Total students

1,019

Avg. teacher experience

10.8 years

Mercedes ISD: 13.5 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

94.4 %

Mercedes ISD: 94.4%

Statewide: 90.3%

Mercedes High School is a high school in Mercedes, TX, in the Mercedes ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 1,019 students. 80.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 22.5% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. The school received an accountability rating of B for the 2018-2019 school year.

In the Class of 2020, 94.4% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 1.3% during the 2019-2020 school year.

The average ACT score was 16.7.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $55,354, which is $2,287 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 10.8 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.misdtx.net

Address

1200 S Florida
Mercedes, TX 78570-3999

Office phone number

(956) 514-2100

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Mercedes High 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 23.5 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

1,019

African American

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (0.1%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

1,011 (99.2%)

Mercedes ISD: 98.6%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

6 (0.6%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

1 (0.1%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.1%

Hispanic

99.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

0.6%

Two or more races

0.1%

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

80.9 %

Mercedes ISD: 71.1%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

91.8 %

Mercedes ISD: 91.2%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

23.2 %

Mercedes ISD: 28.1%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

80.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

91.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

23.2%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2020-2021 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

22.5 %

Mercedes ISD: 27.1%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

10.2 %

Mercedes ISD: 12.5%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

11.7 %

Mercedes ISD: 10.2%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

22.5%

Gifted and talented

10.2%

Special education

11.7%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year when available.

Overall (2018-2019)

B

Mercedes ISD: B

Student achievement (2018-2019)

B

Mercedes ISD: B

School progress (2018-2019)

B

Mercedes ISD: A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

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 2021 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2016-2017 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2021. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

94.4 %

Mercedes ISD: 94.4%

Statewide: 90.3%

African American

N/A

Mercedes ISD: Masked

Statewide: 87%

American Indian

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96.7%

Hispanic

94.3 %

Mercedes ISD: 94.4%

Statewide: 88.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 89.2%

White

Masked

Mercedes ISD: Masked

Statewide: 94%

Two or more races

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 91.1%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

94.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

Masked

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2019-2020 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

1.3 %

Mercedes ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.6%

American Indian

N/A

Mercedes ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

Masked

Mercedes ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.5%

Asian

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 0.3%

Hispanic

1.3 %

Mercedes ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 1.5%

White

0 %

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.9%

Two or more races

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 1.5%

Chronic absenteeism

The chronic absenteeism rate for students during the 2019-2020 school year. It measures the number of students who were absent for at least ten percent of the school year.

All students

15.5 %

Mercedes ISD: 9.4%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

N/A

Mercedes ISD: Masked

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

Masked

Mercedes ISD: 33.3%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

N/A

Mercedes ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

15.3 %

Mercedes ISD: 9.3%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 7.2%

White

22.2 %

Mercedes ISD: 15.2%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

N/A

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 6.7%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2019-2020 school year.

All students

7.9 %

Mercedes ISD: 8.3%

Statewide: 22%

African American

Masked

Mercedes ISD: Masked

Statewide: 13.3%

American Indian

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 17.2%

Asian

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 59.1%

Hispanic

7.9 %

Mercedes ISD: 8.4%

Statewide: 18.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 19.5%

White

Masked

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 25.4%

Two or more races

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 25.8%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2019-2020 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

29.4 %

Mercedes ISD: 53.4%

Statewide: 59%

African American

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 40.4%

American Indian

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 57.6%

Asian

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 81.2%

Hispanic

29.4 %

Mercedes ISD: 53.4%

Statewide: 47.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 58.9%

White

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 69%

Two or more races

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 69.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2019-2020, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

N/A

Mercedes ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2019-2020. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

16.7

Mercedes ISD: 18.3

Statewide: 20.2

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for students graduating in 2019-2020.

Reading

40.5 %

Mercedes ISD: 49.4%

Statewide: 59.7%

Math

20 %

Mercedes ISD: 32.8%

Statewide: 47.9%

Reading + Math

19 %

Mercedes ISD: 31.1%

Statewide: 43.2%

Reading

40.5%

Math

20.0%

Reading + Math

19.0%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2020-2021 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

71.6

African American

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (1.4%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

65.5 (91.5%)

Mercedes ISD: 93.9%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

5.1 (7.1%)

Mercedes ISD: 5.4%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

4 (5.6%)

Mercedes ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

57.1 (79.8%)

Mercedes ISD: 86.6%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

9.5 (13.2%)

Mercedes ISD: 10.6%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

1 (1.4%)

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 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

14.2

Mercedes ISD: 14.4

Statewide: 14.5

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2020-2021 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

10.8 years

Mercedes ISD: 13.5 years

Statewide: 11.2 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

$55,354

Mercedes ISD: $55,603

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$53,158

Mercedes ISD: $52,188

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$51,552

Mercedes ISD: $51,104

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$52,932

Mercedes ISD: $52,143

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$58,713

Mercedes ISD: $56,401

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$62,287

Mercedes ISD: $61,941

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$65,189

Mercedes ISD: $62,604

Statewide: $69,974

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