Merkel High School



Merkel High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Merkel 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 74
10 93
11 71
12 82

Merkel High School is a public high school of the Merkel Independent School District located in Merkel, TX. It has 320 students in grades 9th through 12th. Merkel High School is the 1,091st largest public high school in Texas and the 14,260th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 9.2 to 1.

Total Students: 320
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 9.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 34.85
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 14,260th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 1,091st out of 2,323
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 497th out of 2,121
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 899th out of 2,121

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Merkel High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 165
(52%)
245
(52%)
 Male 155
(48%)
224
(48%)

Merkel High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 225
(70%)
325
(69%)
 Hispanic 76
(24%)
119
(25%)
 Two or More 8
(3%)
11
(2%)
 Black 6
(2%)
7
(1%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
6
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Merkel High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 155
(48%)
217
(46%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 135
(42%)
206
(44%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 30
(9%)
46
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Merkel High School is ranked 1,065th out of 2,141 ranked schools in Texas, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Merkel High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (51.6%) is slightly lower than the state average of 53.3%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Merkel High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 408
2006 379
2007 355
2008 334
2009 306
2010 304
2011 319
2012 334
2013 326
2014 328
2015 320

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 10.6
2006 10.5
2007 10
2008 10.2
2009 8.5
2010 8.9
2011 9.8
2012 10.1
2013 9.8
2014 9.8
2015 9.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.41666666666667
2006 0.37730870712401
2007 0.35774647887324
2008 0.36826347305389
2009 0.47712418300654
2010 0.46381578947368
2011 0.47648902821317
2012 0.47904191616766
2013 0.46625766871166
2014 0.46951219512195
2015 0.515625

Compare Merkel High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
920.0% 9.2:1
 
1,419.0% 14.2:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 51.6%
 
State Average 53.3%
 

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