Mercedes High School

Public 8-12

 1200 S Florida
       Mercedes, TX  78570-3999


(956) 514-2100

District: Mercedes Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
1762nd of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,860 Help


Feeder schools for Mercedes High School:

Elementary:    John F Kennedy Elementary
    Ruben Hinojosa Elementary
    Taylor Elementary
    Travis Elementary
Middle:    Sgt Manuel Chacon Middle
    Sgt William G Harrell Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  974

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
97.9%
White:
1.1%
African American:
0.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91.1% Help


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Compare Details Mercedes High School ranks worse than 89.9% of high schools in Texas. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked high schools in the Mercedes Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.42. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Mercedes High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Mercedes High School has the largest high school student body size in the Mercedes Independent School District (Isd). Racial makeup is: Hispanic (97.9%), White (1.1%), African American (0.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 91.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mercedes High School is 13.6, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Mercedes Independent School District (Isd)! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mercedes High School is $13,860. 1 high schools in the Mercedes Independent School District (Isd) spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mercedes High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mercedes High School 1762nd of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Mercedes High School in the ranking list.)

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Mercedes Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Mercedes Independent School District (Isd) 796th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mercedes High School

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Rank History for all students at Mercedes High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 36.72 1112th 1427 22.1%
2005 49.08 892nd 1429 37.6%
2006 43.47 998th 1430 30.2%
2007 39.14 1103rd 1497 26.3%
2008 35.29 1188th 1510 21.3%
2009 41.91 1145th 1539 25.6%
2010 37.00 1273rd 1568 18.8%
2011 38.99 1318th 1672 21.2%
2012 29.95 1274th 1603 20.5%
2013 28.60 1301st 1652 21.2%
2014 28.02 1372nd 1734 20.9%
2015 25.13 1421st 1743 18.5%
2016 37.95 1220th 1762 30.8%
2017 25.48 1342nd 1777 24.5%
2018 24.09 1407th 1797 21.7%
2019 20.74 1523rd 1857 18.0%
2021 10.03 1690th 1861 9.2%
2022 6.84 1758th 1876 6.3%
2023 9.42 1762nd 1961 10.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Mercedes High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.98 881st 1113 20.8%
2019 19.93 1013th 1136 10.8%
2021 20.90 1043rd 1195 12.7%
2022 13.08 1204th 1278 5.8%
2023 16.74 1206th 1371 12.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Mercedes High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.49 1118th 1347 17.0%
2019 25.28 1131st 1357 16.7%
2021 28.16 1086th 1382 21.4%
2022 25.44 1169th 1418 17.6%
2023 22.73 1291st 1478 12.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Mercedes High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.83 1412th 1794 21.3%
2019 25.80 1485th 1818 18.3%
2021 12.12 1685th 1848 8.8%
2022 9.15 1722nd 1847 6.8%
2023 11.60 1706th 1897 10.1%
See the entire list of Best Texas High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Migrant students at Mercedes High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.71 78th 131 40.5%
2019 21.91 100th 113 11.5%
2021 39.76 61st 97 37.1%
2022 48.02 55th 114 51.8%
2023 48.32 45th 93 51.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Mercedes High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.52 1462nd 1781 17.9%
2019 16.06 1563rd 1798 13.1%
2021 7.02 1702nd 1815 6.2%
2022 4.80 1756th 1841 4.6%
2023 7.99 1727th 1891 8.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Mercedes High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.56 958th 1137 15.7%
2019 15.22 1081st 1145 5.6%
2021 3.86 1151st 1177 2.2%
2022 2.39 1144th 1172 2.4%
2023 1.22 1158th 1182 2.0%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Mercedes High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.81 1315th 1784 26.3%
2019 25.93 1479th 1810 18.3%
2021 16.03 1670th 1829 8.7%
2022 12.32 1730th 1837 5.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Mercedes High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.51 1467th 1803 18.6%
2019 23.70 1447th 1824 20.7%
2021 12.92 1642nd 1840 10.8%
2022 8.32 1722nd 1853 7.1%
2023 9.91 1722nd 1913 10.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Mercedes High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.04 1303rd 1691 22.9%
2019 24.40 1404th 1714 18.1%
2021 12.10 1574th 1743 9.7%
2022 8.20 1641st 1762 6.9%
2023 11.70 1615th 1820 11.3%
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Rank History for White students at Mercedes High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 2.03 1525th 1576 3.2%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Mercedes High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 27 0 0 1247 0 n/a n/a 0 1274
1990 22 0 0 1204 0 n/a n/a 0 1226
1991 16 0 0 1239 0 n/a n/a -453 802
1992 25 0 0 1244 0 n/a n/a 0 1269
1993 23 0 2 1284 0 n/a n/a 0 1309
1994 15 0 1 1320 0 n/a n/a 0 1336
1995 17 4 1 1283 0 n/a n/a 0 1305
1996 17 4 1 1283 0 n/a n/a 0 1305
1997 19 3 0 1226 0 n/a n/a 0 1248
1998 22 1 1 1275 0 n/a n/a 0 1299
1999 36 2 0 1209 0 n/a n/a 0 1247
2000 23 2 0 1200 0 n/a n/a 0 1225
2001 18 2 0 1124 0 n/a n/a 0 1144
2002 12 3 1 1147 0 n/a n/a 0 1163
2003 12 3 1 1147 0 n/a n/a 0 1163
2004 14 3 0 1180 0 n/a n/a 0 1197
2005 16 5 1 1235 0 n/a n/a 0 1257
2006 13 2 0 1273 0 n/a n/a 0 1288
2007 10 2 0 1205 0 n/a n/a 0 1217
2008 13 1 0 1319 0 n/a n/a 0 1333
2009 11 0 0 1268 0 n/a n/a 0 1279
2010 11 0 0 1121 0 n/a n/a 0 1132
2011 7 0 0 1137 0 0 0 0 1144
2012 6 0 0 1115 2 0 0 0 1123
2013 4 0 2 1067 1 0 0 0 1074
2014 5 0 1 1019 3 0 0 0 1028
2015 7 0 1 1103 4 0 0 0 1115
2016 9 1 1 1094 3 0 1 0 1109
2017 12 0 1 1079 3 0 1 0 1096
2018 6 2 0 1085 2 0 1 0 1096
2019 7 0 0 1011 2 0 2 0 1022
2020 8 1 0 1001 0 0 0 0 1010
2021 6 0 1 1011 0 0 1 0 1019
2022 11 1 1 992 0 0 2 0 1007
2023 11 5 0 954 1 0 3 0 974

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Mercedes High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1274 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1226 77.0 15.9 n/a
1991 802 77.7 10.3 n/a
1992 1269 79.2 16.0 64.8
1993 1309 82.0 16.0 74.9
1994 1336 88.1 15.2 72.8
1995 1305 87.0 15.0 69.1
1996 1305 87.0 15.0 69.1
1997 1248 86.8 14.4 68.3
1998 1299 91.2 14.2 68.8
1999 1247 95.4 13.1 75.6
2000 1225 95.8 12.8 73.1
2001 1144 91.3 12.5 69.3
2002 1163 88.5 13.1 63
2003 1163 88.5 13.1 63
2004 1197 95.4 12.5 61.5
2005 1257 91.1 13.8 54.7
2006 1288 96.5 13.3 38.9
2007 1217 95.9 12.7 8.8
2008 1333 91.6 14.6 1.1
2009 1279 96.4 13.3 0.3
2010 1132 94.5 11.9 0.1
2011 1144 89.4 12.7 0
2012 1123 81.5 13.7 0
2013 1074 77.8 13.7 88.2
2014 1028 79.8 12.8 91.8
2015 1115 84.0 13.2 57
2016 1109 81.0 13.6 82.5
2017 1096 84.4 12.9 89.7
2018 1096 87.4 12.5 86.1
2019 1022 82.2 12.4 88.9
2020 1010 75.0 13.4 91.7
2021 1019 71.6 14.2 91.8
2022 1007 75.3 13.3 92.9
2023 974 71.1 13.6 91.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Mercedes High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1274 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1226 77.0 15.9 n/a
1991 802 77.7 10.3 n/a
1992 1269 79.2 16.0 64.8
1993 1309 82.0 16.0 74.9
1994 1336 88.1 15.2 72.8
1995 1305 87.0 15.0 69.1
1996 1305 87.0 15.0 69.1
1997 1248 86.8 14.4 68.3
1998 1299 91.2 14.2 68.8
1999 1247 95.4 13.1 75.6
2000 1225 95.8 12.8 73.1
2001 1144 91.3 12.5 69.3
2002 1163 88.5 13.1 63
2003 1163 88.5 13.1 63
2004 1197 95.4 12.5 61.5
2005 1257 91.1 13.8 54.7
2006 1288 96.5 13.3 38.9
2007 1217 95.9 12.7 8.8
2008 1333 91.6 14.6 1.1
2009 1279 96.4 13.3 0.3
2010 1132 94.5 11.9 0.1
2011 1144 89.4 12.7 0
2012 1123 81.5 13.7 0
2013 1074 77.8 13.7 88.2
2014 1028 79.8 12.8 91.8
2015 1115 84.0 13.2 57
2016 1109 81.0 13.6 82.5
2017 1096 84.4 12.9 89.7
2018 1096 87.4 12.5 86.1
2019 1022 82.2 12.4 88.9
2020 1010 75.0 13.4 91.7
2021 1019 71.6 14.2 91.8
2022 1007 75.3 13.3 92.9
2023 974 71.1 13.6 91.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Mercedes High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,239 (9.0%) $12,556 (91.0%) $13,795
2020 $1,562 (12.1%) $11,357 (87.9%) $12,919
2021 $3,250 (23.4%) $10,610 (76.6%) $13,860

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Mercedes High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1523rd of 1857 High schoolsRanks 1762nd of 1961 High schools
 7.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Mercedes High School)2311
 12%
   End of Course Algebra I (Mercedes Independent School District (Isd))4423
 21%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Mercedes High School)3526
 9%
   End of Course Biology (Mercedes Independent School District (Isd))4635
 11%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Mercedes High School)2420
 4%
   End of Course English I Reading (Mercedes Independent School District (Isd))3636
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Mercedes High School)3318
 15%
   End of Course English II Reading (Mercedes Independent School District (Isd))4534
 11%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Mercedes High School)6450
 14%
   End of Course U.S. History (Mercedes Independent School District (Isd))6453
 11%
   End of Course U.S. History (Texas)7571
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1022974
 4.7%
African American05
American Indian21
 50%
Asian00
Hispanic1011954
 5.6%
Pacific Islander00
White711
 57.1%
Two or More Races23
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients88.9%91.1%
 2.1%


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Students at Mercedes High School are 98% Hispanic, 1% White.

Mercedes High School ranks in the bottom 10.1% of Texas high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 974 students attended Mercedes High School.


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