Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Mesquite ISD: B

Total students

1,104

Avg. teacher experience

9.5 years

Mesquite ISD: 9.7 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Mesquite ISD: 93%

Statewide: 90%

Berry Middle School is a middle school or junior high school in Mesquite, TX, in the Mesquite ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 1,104 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 61.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 19.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $60,675, which is $3,584 more than the state average.

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Contact information

Website

www.mesquiteisd.org

Address

2675 Bear Dr
Mesquite, TX 75181-1619

Office phone number

(972) 882-5850

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Berry Middle School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

1,104

African American

388 (35.1%)

Mesquite ISD: 24.7%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

8 (0.7%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

14 (1.3%)

Mesquite ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

584 (52.9%)

Mesquite ISD: 59.1%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.1%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

91 (8.2%)

Mesquite ISD: 12%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

18 (1.6%)

Mesquite ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

35.1%

American Indian

0.7%

Asian

1.3%

Hispanic

52.9%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

8.2%

Two or more races

1.6%

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

61.8 %

Mesquite ISD: 60.2%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

69 %

Mesquite ISD: 78.1%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

22.4 %

Mesquite ISD: 28.3%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

61.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

69.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

22.4%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

19.6 %

Mesquite ISD: 27.5%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

28.2 %

Mesquite ISD: 31.7%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

11.9 %

Mesquite ISD: 6.1%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

10.6 %

Mesquite ISD: 11.7%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

19.6%

Career and technical

28.2%

Gifted and talented

11.9%

Special education

10.6%

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 2019-2020 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.

Overall

B

Mesquite ISD: B

Student achievement

C

Mesquite ISD: B

School progress

B

Mesquite ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Mesquite ISD: B

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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

67

African American

22 (32.8%)

Mesquite ISD: 16.4%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

1 (1.5%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (1.5%)

Mesquite ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

6.4 (9.5%)

Mesquite ISD: 20.1%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Mesquite ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

34.2 (51%)

Mesquite ISD: 60.2%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

2.5 (3.7%)

Mesquite ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

1 (1.5%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

45.5 (67.9%)

Mesquite ISD: 54.7%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

20.5 (30.6%)

Mesquite ISD: 43.6%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Mesquite ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

16.5

Mesquite ISD: 15.3

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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

9.5 years

Mesquite ISD: 9.7 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

$60,675

Mesquite ISD: $62,214

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$61,090

Mesquite ISD: $55,530

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$56,722

Mesquite ISD: $57,366

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$59,659

Mesquite ISD: $62,073

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$62,469

Mesquite ISD: $65,916

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$71,498

Mesquite ISD: $72,385

Statewide: $65,449

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