Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Mesquite ISD: B

Total students

2,162

Avg. teacher experience

10.2 years

Mesquite ISD: 9.7 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

90.7 %

Mesquite ISD: 93%

Statewide: 90%

West Mesquite High School is a high school in Mesquite, TX, in the Mesquite ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 2,162 students. 58.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 16.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

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

In the Class of 2019, 90.7% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 1.5% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at West Mesquite High School was 968 for 2018-2019 graduates. The average ACT score was 18.5.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $64,327, which is $7,236 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 10.2 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.mesquiteisd.org

Address

2500 Memorial Pkwy
Mesquite, TX 75149-3799

Office phone number

(972) 882-7600

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in West 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

Race and ethnicity

Total students

2,162

African American

478 (22.1%)

Mesquite ISD: 24.7%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

8 (0.4%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

8 (0.4%)

Mesquite ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

1,470 (68%)

Mesquite ISD: 59.1%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

1 (0%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

156 (7.2%)

Mesquite ISD: 12%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

41 (1.9%)

Mesquite ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

22.1%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

0.4%

Hispanic

68.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

7.2%

Two or more races

1.9%

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

58.8 %

Mesquite ISD: 60.2%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

80.1 %

Mesquite ISD: 78.1%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

17.4 %

Mesquite ISD: 28.3%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

58.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

80.1%

Limited Eng. proficiency

17.4%

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

16.7 %

Mesquite ISD: 27.5%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

84.6 %

Mesquite ISD: 31.7%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

6.1 %

Mesquite ISD: 6.1%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

9.1 %

Mesquite ISD: 11.7%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

16.7%

Career and technical

84.6%

Gifted and talented

6.1%

Special education

9.1%

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

B

Mesquite ISD: B

School progress

B

Mesquite ISD: B

Closing the gaps

B

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.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

90.7 %

Mesquite ISD: 93%

Statewide: 90%

African American

92.5 %

Mesquite ISD: 93.9%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

Masked

Mesquite ISD: 76.2%

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

100 %

Mesquite ISD: 98.3%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

90.5 %

Mesquite ISD: 93.3%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Mesquite ISD: Masked

Statewide: 88%

White

88.2 %

Mesquite ISD: 89.8%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

80 %

Mesquite ISD: 92.7%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

92.5%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

90.5%

Pacific Islander

Masked

White

88.2%

Two or more races

80.0%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 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

1.5 %

Mesquite ISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Mesquite ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

1.1 %

Mesquite ISD: 1%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0 %

Mesquite ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

1.5 %

Mesquite ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Mesquite ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.1%

White

1.8 %

Mesquite ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

2.4 %

Mesquite ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 1.7%

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 2018-2019 school year.

All students

27 %

Mesquite ISD: 22.8%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

15.8 %

Mesquite ISD: 13.2%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

14.3 %

Mesquite ISD: 18.9%

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

71.4 %

Mesquite ISD: 54.5%

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

30.4 %

Mesquite ISD: 25.1%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Mesquite ISD: 20%

Statewide: 21.2%

White

29.4 %

Mesquite ISD: 27.5%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

23.1 %

Mesquite ISD: 22.1%

Statewide: 28.4%

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 2018-2019 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

32.1 %

Mesquite ISD: 41.6%

Statewide: 51%

African American

20 %

Mesquite ISD: 29.1%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

Masked

Mesquite ISD: 42.9%

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

60 %

Mesquite ISD: 66.7%

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

34.3 %

Mesquite ISD: 40.3%

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Mesquite ISD: Masked

Statewide: 48.6%

White

25 %

Mesquite ISD: 49.8%

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

Masked

Mesquite ISD: 63.2%

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, 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

968

Mesquite ISD: 975

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

18.5

Mesquite ISD: 18.5

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 students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

39 %

Mesquite ISD: 50.5%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

45.4 %

Mesquite ISD: 43.1%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

30.3 %

Mesquite ISD: 32.1%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

39.0%

Math

45.4%

Reading + Math

30.3%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

141.9

African American

25.2 (17.7%)

Mesquite ISD: 16.4%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (1.4%)

Mesquite ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

14.4 (10.2%)

Mesquite ISD: 20.1%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Mesquite ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

97.3 (68.6%)

Mesquite ISD: 60.2%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

3 (2.1%)

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

3.1 (2.2%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

61 (43%)

Mesquite ISD: 54.7%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

71.2 (50.2%)

Mesquite ISD: 43.6%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

6.5 (4.6%)

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

15.2

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

10.2 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

$64,327

Mesquite ISD: $62,214

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$56,829

Mesquite ISD: $55,530

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$58,794

Mesquite ISD: $57,366

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$64,984

Mesquite ISD: $62,073

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$66,651

Mesquite ISD: $65,916

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$74,499

Mesquite ISD: $72,385

Statewide: $65,449

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