Accountability rating

B

Mesquite ISD: B

Total students

2,634

Avg. teacher experience

10.8 years

Mesquite ISD: 9.7 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

91.9 %

Mesquite ISD: 91.3%

Statewide: 90%

Mesquite High School is a high school in Mesquite, TX, in the Mesquite ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 2,634 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 45.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 11.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $60,322, which is $6,200 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Mesquite High School was 1004. The average ACT score was 19.4. In the Class of 2018, 91.9% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 1.1%.

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Contact information

Website

www.mesquiteisd.org

Address

300 E Davis St
Mesquite, TX 75149-4699

Office phone number

(972) 882-7800

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Mesquite High 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

2,634

African American

705 (26.8%)

Mesquite ISD: 24.6%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

10 (0.4%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

39 (1.5%)

Mesquite ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

1,521 (57.7%)

Mesquite ISD: 58.1%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

3 (0.1%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

314 (11.9%)

Mesquite ISD: 13%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

42 (1.6%)

Mesquite ISD: 2%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

26.8%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

1.5%

Hispanic

57.7%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

11.9%

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

45.8 %

Mesquite ISD: 55.7%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

72.9 %

Mesquite ISD: 78%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

11.7 %

Mesquite ISD: 26.6%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

45.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

72.9%

Limited Eng. proficiency

11.7%

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

11.3 %

Mesquite ISD: 25.9%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

85.7 %

Mesquite ISD: 28.3%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

6.1 %

Mesquite ISD: 6%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

10.3 %

Mesquite ISD: 10.6%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

11.3%

Career and technical

85.7%

Gifted and talented

6.1%

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

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 2019 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2014-2015 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2018. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

91.9 %

Mesquite ISD: 91.3%

Statewide: 90%

African American

95.5 %

Mesquite ISD: 91.9%

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

Masked

Mesquite ISD: 80%

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

100 %

Mesquite ISD: 98.6%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

89.9 %

Mesquite ISD: 90.9%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Mesquite ISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.4%

White

91.7 %

Mesquite ISD: 91.2%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

88.9 %

Mesquite ISD: 90%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

95.5%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

89.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

91.7%

Two or more races

88.9%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2017-2018 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

1.1 %

Mesquite ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Mesquite ISD: 6.4%

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

1 %

Mesquite ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Mesquite ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

1.2 %

Mesquite ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Mesquite ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.7%

White

0.8 %

Mesquite ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

4.3 %

Mesquite ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 1.6%

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 2017-2018 school year.

All students

20.3 %

Mesquite ISD: 21.2%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

14.9 %

Mesquite ISD: 13.2%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

Masked

Mesquite ISD: 13.9%

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

64.5 %

Mesquite ISD: 59.4%

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

20.4 %

Mesquite ISD: 22.8%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Mesquite ISD: Masked

Statewide: 20.2%

White

22.9 %

Mesquite ISD: 24.1%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

14.3 %

Mesquite ISD: 22.9%

Statewide: 28.9%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2017-2018 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

51.4 %

Mesquite ISD: 41.3%

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

40.4 %

Mesquite ISD: 33.8%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Mesquite ISD: 40%

Statewide: 51%

Asian

75 %

Mesquite ISD: 65.8%

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

47.6 %

Mesquite ISD: 37%

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Mesquite ISD: Masked

Statewide: 52.5%

White

69.2 %

Mesquite ISD: 55.3%

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

Masked

Mesquite ISD: 45.5%

Statewide: 62.8%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2018, 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

1004

Mesquite ISD: 1005

Statewide: 1036

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2018. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

19.4

Mesquite ISD: 18.8

Statewide: 20.6

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 the Class of 2018.

Reading

42.7 %

Mesquite ISD: 44.1%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

28.7 %

Mesquite ISD: 35.1%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

25.7 %

Mesquite ISD: 28.3%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

42.7%

Math

28.7%

Reading + Math

25.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

178.1

African American

29.7 (16.7%)

Mesquite ISD: 15.7%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0.1 (0.1%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (0.6%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

17.4 (9.8%)

Mesquite ISD: 19%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Mesquite ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

124.8 (70.1%)

Mesquite ISD: 62.2%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

5 (2.8%)

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

1.4 (0.8%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

84.2 (47.3%)

Mesquite ISD: 52.6%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

92.5 (51.9%)

Mesquite ISD: 46.1%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.9%

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

14.8

Mesquite ISD: 15.3

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

10.8 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

$60,322

Mesquite ISD: $57,833

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$53,698

Mesquite ISD: $52,638

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$56,066

Mesquite ISD: $54,511

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$58,613

Mesquite ISD: $57,413

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$62,247

Mesquite ISD: $59,999

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$72,819

Mesquite ISD: $67,451

Statewide: $62,039

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