Guidance Center



Guidance Center Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Guidance Center Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 3
7 2
8 5
9 11
10 4
11 1
12 0

Guidance Center is a public high school of the Weslaco Independent School District located in Mercedes, TX. It has 26 students in grades 6th through 11th. Guidance Center is the 1,971st largest public high school in Texas and the 23,906th largest nationally.

Total Students: 26
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: -1:1
Full Time Teachers: -1

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Guidance Center Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 20
(77%)
2,480
(51%)
 Female 6
(23%)
2,424
(49%)

Guidance Center Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 26
(100%)
4,794
(98%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Black 0
(0%)
3
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
13
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 White 0
(0%)
88
(2%)

Guidance Center Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 23
(88%)
4,237
(86%)
 Not Eligible 3
(12%)
663
(14%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
4
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Guidance Center is ranked 1,888th out of 0 ranked schools in Texas, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Guidance Center students on free and reduced lunch assistance (88.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 53.4%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Guidance Center Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 9
2006 11
2007 6
2008 7
2009 14
2010 17
2011 N/A
2012 26

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 1.5
2006 1.7
2007 0.8
2008 1.3
2009 4.7
2010 3.4
2011 N/A
2012 N/A

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.66666666666667
2006 0.63636363636364
2007 0.33333333333333
2008 0.57142857142857
2009 0.28571428571429
2010 0.17647058823529
2011
2012 0.88461538461538

Compare Guidance Center to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
N/A 0.0:1
 
1,418.4% 14.2:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 53.4%
 
This School 88.5%
 

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