Mercedes High School



Mercedes High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Mercedes High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 365
10 317
11 215
12 212

Mercedes High School is a public high school of the Mercedes Independent School District located in Mercedes, TX. It has 1,109 students in grades 9th through 12th. Mercedes High School is the 511th largest public high school in Texas and the 5,304th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.6 to 1.

Total Students: 1,109
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 81.26
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 5,304th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 511th out of 2,323
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 1,168th out of 2,121
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 480th out of 2,121

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Mercedes High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 566
(51%)
778
(51%)
 Female 543
(49%)
752
(49%)

Mercedes High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,094
(99%)
1,509
(99%)
 White 9
(1%)
12
(1%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Black 1
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Mercedes High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 915
(83%)
1,189
(78%)
 Not Eligible 194
(17%)
341
(22%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Mercedes High School is ranked 297th out of 2,141 ranked schools in Texas, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Mercedes High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (82.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 53.3%. 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.

Mercedes High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1288
2006 1217
2007 1333
2008 1279
2009 1132
2010 1144
2011 1123
2012 1074
2013 1028
2014 1115
2015 1109

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.3
2006 12.7
2007 14.6
2008 13.3
2009 12
2010 12.8
2011 13.8
2012 13.8
2013 12.9
2014 13.2
2015 13.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.3889751552795
2006 0.087921117502054
2007 0.010502625656414
2008 0.0031274433150899
2009 0.00088339222614841
2010 N/A
2011 N/A
2012 0.88175046554935
2013 0.91828793774319
2014 0.5695067264574
2015 0.82506762849414

Compare Mercedes High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,360.0% 13.6:1
 
1,419.0% 14.2:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 53.3%
 
This School 82.5%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Mercedes High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,109 13.6:1  
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