Mesquite High School



Mesquite High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Mesquite 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
9 860
10 772
11 649
12 611

Mesquite High School is a public high school of the Mesquite Independent School District located in Mesquite, TX. It has 2,892 students in grades 9th through 12th. Mesquite High School is the 76th largest public high school in Texas and the 320th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.2 to 1.

Total Students: 2,892
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 168.48
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 320th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 76th out of 2,323
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 1,799th out of 2,121
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 99th out of 2,121

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Mesquite High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,490
(52%)
8,287
(51%)
 Female 1,402
(48%)
8,030
(49%)

Mesquite High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,590
(55%)
8,750
(54%)
 Black 765
(26%)
4,268
(26%)
 White 425
(15%)
2,593
(16%)
 Asian 57
(2%)
319
(2%)
 Two or More 43
(1%)
288
(2%)
 American Indian 9
(0%)
75
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
24
(0%)

Mesquite High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,825
(63%)
9,768
(60%)
 Not Eligible 827
(29%)
4,988
(31%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 240
(8%)
1,561
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Mesquite High School is ranked 37th out of 2,141 ranked schools in Texas, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Mesquite High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (71.4%) is 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.

Mesquite High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2509
2006 2629
2007 2707
2008 2773
2009 2746
2010 2708
2011 2804
2012 2844
2013 2842
2014 2851
2015 2892

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.8
2006 17.2
2007 18
2008 17.9
2009 18.3
2010 17.1
2011 17.4
2012 17.2
2013 17.2
2014 16.9
2015 17.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.41530490235153
2006 0.3917839482693
2007 0.44070927225711
2008 0.4890010818608
2009 0.54151493080845
2010 0.59675036927622
2011 0.61412268188302
2012 0.63255977496484
2013 0.65024630541872
2014 0.68081374956156
2015 0.7140387275242

Compare Mesquite High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,419.0% 14.2:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,720.0% 17.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 53.3%
 
This School 71.4%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Mesquite High School
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Public 09 - 12 2,892 17.2:1  
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Public 07 - 08 1,030 14.9:1 4 miles
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North Mesquite High School
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Public 09 - 12 2,843 16.7:1 4 miles
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