Accountability rating (2018-2019)

C

Mercedes ISD: B

Total students

538

Avg. teacher experience

12.4 years

Mercedes ISD: 13.5 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Mercedes ISD: 94.4%

Statewide: 90.3%

Sgt William G Harrell Middle School is a middle school or junior high school in Mercedes, TX, in the Mercedes ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 538 students. 79% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 37.9% 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 C for the 2018-2019 school year.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $55,396, which is $2,245 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 12.4 years of experience.

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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 Sgt William G Harrell Middle 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

538

African American

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

533 (99.1%)

Mercedes ISD: 98.6%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

5 (0.9%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

99.1%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

0.9%

Two or more races

N/A

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

79 %

Mercedes ISD: 71.1%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

92.8 %

Mercedes ISD: 91.2%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

38.7 %

Mercedes ISD: 28.1%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

79.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

92.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

38.7%

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

37.9 %

Mercedes ISD: 27.1%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

15.8 %

Mercedes ISD: 12.5%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

8.7 %

Mercedes ISD: 10.2%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

37.9%

Gifted and talented

15.8%

Special education

8.7%

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)

C

Mercedes ISD: B

Student achievement (2018-2019)

D

Mercedes ISD: B

School progress (2018-2019)

C

Mercedes ISD: A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

D

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.

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

11.8 %

Mercedes ISD: 9.4%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

N/A

Mercedes ISD: Masked

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

N/A

Mercedes ISD: 33.3%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

N/A

Mercedes ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

11.8 %

Mercedes ISD: 9.3%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Mercedes ISD: N/A

Statewide: 7.2%

White

20 %

Mercedes ISD: 15.2%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

N/A

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 6.7%

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

43.7

African American

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (2.3%)

Mercedes ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

39.4 (90.1%)

Mercedes ISD: 93.9%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Mercedes ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

3.3 (7.6%)

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

3 (6.8%)

Mercedes ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

35.9 (82.1%)

Mercedes ISD: 86.6%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

4.9 (11.1%)

Mercedes ISD: 10.6%

Statewide: 25%

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 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

12.3

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

12.4 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

$55,396

Mercedes ISD: $55,603

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$51,605

Mercedes ISD: $52,188

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$51,233

Mercedes ISD: $51,104

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$52,924

Mercedes ISD: $52,143

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$56,612

Mercedes ISD: $56,401

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$62,743

Mercedes ISD: $61,941

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$63,981

Mercedes ISD: $62,604

Statewide: $69,974

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