North Mesquite High School

Summary:

North Mesquite High School is a public high school in Mesquite, Texas, serving 2,087 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Mesquite Independent School District, which is ranked 651 out of 968 districts in Texas and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

North Mesquite High School faces significant academic challenges, with a predominantly Hispanic student population (74.99%) and a high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (78.3% to 84.71%). The school consistently ranks in the bottom half of Texas high schools, with proficiency rates on STAAR EOC exams ranging from 43% to 62% across different subject areas. However, the school's four-year graduation rate is relatively high, ranging from 92.9% to 95.5% over the past five years, though its dropout rate has also been higher than the state average.

When compared to other high schools in the Mesquite Independent School District, North Mesquite High School performs similarly or slightly worse on academic metrics. For example, Mesquite High School and Poteet High School have slightly higher proficiency rates and graduation rates. Comparing North Mesquite High School to schools in the Garland Independent School District and Dallas Independent School District, the academic performance is generally lower, with schools like Lakeview Centennial High School and Sunnyvale High School having significantly higher proficiency and graduation rates.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 18201 Lbj Fwy
       Mesquite, TX  75150-4191


(972) 882-7900

District: Mesquite Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
1200th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,534 Help


Feeder schools for North Mesquite High School:

Elementary:    Florence Elementary
    Lawrence Elementary
    McKenzie Elementary
    Motley Elementary
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Middle:    McDonald Middle
    Vanston Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  2,087

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
75.0%
African American:
14.9%
White:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.7% Help


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Compare Details North Mesquite High School ranks worse than 61.2% of high schools in Texas. It also ranks 2nd among 5 ranked high schools in the Mesquite Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.88. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of North Mesquite 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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (75%), African American (14.9%), White (8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 84.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at North Mesquite High School is 13.7, which is the lowest among 7 high schools in the Mesquite Independent School District (Isd)! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at North Mesquite High School is $8,534, which is the 2nd highest among 5 high schools in the Mesquite Independent School District (Isd).
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

North Mesquite High School:

SchoolDigger ranks North Mesquite High School 1200th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See North Mesquite High School in the ranking list.)

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Mesquite Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Mesquite Independent School District (Isd) 651st of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for North Mesquite High School

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Rank History for all students at North Mesquite High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 43.61 1020th 1427 28.5%
2005 36.02 1089th 1429 23.8%
2006 42.70 1009th 1430 29.4%
2007 47.80 971st 1497 35.1%
2008 49.55 942nd 1510 37.6%
2009 45.45 1077th 1539 30.0%
2010 52.86 966th 1568 38.4%
2011 57.07 893rd 1672 46.6%
2012 42.55 1031st 1603 35.7%
2013 51.23 839th 1652 49.2%
2014 45.55 1037th 1734 40.2%
2015 50.21 966th 1743 44.6%
2016 50.28 950th 1762 46.1%
2017 39.24 1030th 1777 42.0%
2018 33.70 1191st 1797 33.7%
2019 36.36 1218th 1857 34.4%
2021 30.63 1300th 1861 30.1%
2022 34.78 1233rd 1876 34.3%
2023 38.88 1200th 1961 38.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at North Mesquite High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.47 508th 582 12.7%
2019 15.84 537th 604 11.1%
2021 11.28 549th 588 6.6%
2022 25.46 512th 664 22.9%
2023 10.20 623rd 677 8.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at North Mesquite High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.22 588th 1113 47.2%
2019 41.12 542nd 1136 52.3%
2021 39.83 641st 1195 46.4%
2022 42.78 566th 1278 55.7%
2023 45.11 574th 1371 58.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at North Mesquite High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.53 753rd 1347 44.1%
2019 36.49 845th 1357 37.7%
2021 28.24 1082nd 1382 21.7%
2022 43.68 684th 1418 51.8%
2023 52.33 537th 1478 63.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at North Mesquite High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.15 1063rd 1794 40.7%
2019 42.70 1020th 1818 43.9%
2021 40.24 1098th 1848 40.6%
2022 43.79 948th 1847 48.7%
2023 44.55 960th 1897 49.4%
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Rank History for Female students at North Mesquite High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.16 1258th 1781 29.4%
2019 32.90 1301st 1798 27.6%
2021 28.71 1338th 1815 26.3%
2022 29.38 1327th 1841 27.9%
2023 36.83 1202nd 1891 36.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at North Mesquite High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.83 281st 1137 75.3%
2019 61.20 557th 1145 51.4%
2021 47.25 827th 1177 29.7%
2022 45.58 845th 1172 27.9%
2023 58.43 675th 1182 42.9%
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Rank History for At Risk students at North Mesquite High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.08 1440th 1784 19.3%
2019 32.75 1287th 1810 28.9%
2021 35.61 1141st 1829 37.6%
2022 42.50 891st 1837 51.5%
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Rank History for Male students at North Mesquite High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.39 1274th 1803 29.3%
2019 36.26 1168th 1824 36.0%
2021 30.01 1294th 1840 29.7%
2022 37.39 1120th 1853 39.6%
2023 37.87 1162nd 1913 39.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at North Mesquite High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.25 431st 486 11.3%
2019 34.79 366th 487 24.8%
2021 47.61 281st 488 42.4%
2022 8.63 470th 507 7.3%
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Rank History for African American students at North Mesquite High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.87 710th 1013 29.9%
2019 30.80 687th 1024 32.9%
2021 32.40 657th 1020 35.6%
2022 38.90 560th 1031 45.7%
2023 36.08 630th 1069 41.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at North Mesquite High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.62 969th 1691 42.7%
2019 43.65 939th 1714 45.2%
2021 37.99 1077th 1743 38.2%
2022 40.13 1008th 1762 42.8%
2023 45.72 911th 1820 49.9%
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Rank History for White students at North Mesquite High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.64 985th 1539 36.0%
2019 35.74 1077th 1526 29.4%
2021 18.68 1286th 1510 14.8%
2022 28.85 1161st 1525 23.9%
2023 39.13 1000th 1576 36.5%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for North Mesquite High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1912 52 70 150 9 n/a n/a 0 2193
1989 1992 71 78 172 16 n/a n/a 0 2329
1990 1678 75 58 191 12 n/a n/a 0 2014
1991 1395 89 49 200 12 n/a n/a 0 1745
1992 1417 90 45 197 11 n/a n/a 0 1760
1993 1482 104 57 237 10 n/a n/a 0 1890
1994 1561 116 58 248 6 n/a n/a 0 1989
1995 1627 176 60 303 6 n/a n/a 0 2172
1996 1627 176 60 303 6 n/a n/a 0 2172
1997 1670 196 57 315 4 n/a n/a 0 2242
1998 1685 235 64 360 6 n/a n/a 0 2350
1999 1738 253 56 376 4 n/a n/a 0 2427
2000 1690 275 62 387 8 n/a n/a 0 2422
2001 1594 304 66 459 9 n/a n/a 0 2432
2002 1407 383 78 561 21 n/a n/a 0 2450
2003 1407 383 78 561 21 n/a n/a 0 2450
2004 1325 428 73 636 24 n/a n/a 0 2486
2005 1178 474 83 690 19 n/a n/a 0 2444
2006 1075 484 82 804 24 n/a n/a 0 2469
2007 967 454 88 883 15 n/a n/a 0 2407
2008 856 477 98 997 22 n/a n/a 0 2450
2009 786 482 76 1022 21 n/a n/a 0 2387
2010 677 521 58 1124 15 n/a n/a 0 2395
2011 515 528 38 1250 18 3 85 0 2437
2012 456 548 28 1361 17 1 78 0 2489
2013 449 594 30 1433 21 2 56 0 2585
2014 424 591 30 1523 17 4 44 0 2633
2015 407 632 24 1632 15 5 39 0 2754
2016 373 632 27 1745 14 5 47 0 2843
2017 333 593 26 1815 15 0 36 0 2818
2018 320 566 25 1851 15 0 31 0 2808
2019 282 441 26 1803 12 0 27 0 2591
2020 261 421 21 1777 13 0 21 0 2514
2021 239 390 18 1725 10 0 19 0 2401
2022 193 330 14 1590 14 3 20 0 2164
2023 166 310 15 1565 15 2 14 0 2087

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 North Mesquite High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2193 102.0 21.5 n/a
1989 2329 n/a n/a n/a
1990 2014 105.0 19.1 n/a
1991 1745 104.8 16.6 n/a
1992 1760 101.9 17.2 5.5
1993 1890 102.0 18.5 10.6
1994 1989 110.7 18.0 5
1995 2172 121.5 17.9 8.6
1996 2172 121.5 17.9 8.6
1997 2242 123.7 18.1 8.7
1998 2350 128.0 18.4 9.3
1999 2427 135.3 17.9 13.8
2000 2422 137.2 17.7 15
2001 2432 138.1 17.6 13.5
2002 2450 149.9 16.3 18.4
2003 2450 149.9 16.3 18.4
2004 2486 150.0 16.6 21.3
2005 2444 148.9 16.4 27.3
2006 2469 148.9 16.6 33.7
2007 2407 150.7 16.0 34.9
2008 2450 150.3 16.3 38.4
2009 2387 155.7 15.3 45.2
2010 2395 155.6 15.3 56.4
2011 2437 162.3 15.0 59.8
2012 2489 164.3 15.1 64.2
2013 2585 165.0 15.6 66.8
2014 2633 165.8 15.8 68.9
2015 2754 169.0 16.2 72.2
2016 2843 170.0 16.7 71.5
2017 2818 178.6 15.7 72.5
2018 2808 176.6 15.9 71.1
2019 2591 178.3 14.5 76.7
2020 2514 171.2 14.6 76.8
2021 2401 166.3 14.4 78.3
2022 2164 153.6 14.0 78.6
2023 2087 152.1 13.7 84.7

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 North Mesquite High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2193 102.0 21.5 n/a
1989 2329 n/a n/a n/a
1990 2014 105.0 19.1 n/a
1991 1745 104.8 16.6 n/a
1992 1760 101.9 17.2 5.5
1993 1890 102.0 18.5 10.6
1994 1989 110.7 18.0 5
1995 2172 121.5 17.9 8.6
1996 2172 121.5 17.9 8.6
1997 2242 123.7 18.1 8.7
1998 2350 128.0 18.4 9.3
1999 2427 135.3 17.9 13.8
2000 2422 137.2 17.7 15
2001 2432 138.1 17.6 13.5
2002 2450 149.9 16.3 18.4
2003 2450 149.9 16.3 18.4
2004 2486 150.0 16.6 21.3
2005 2444 148.9 16.4 27.3
2006 2469 148.9 16.6 33.7
2007 2407 150.7 16.0 34.9
2008 2450 150.3 16.3 38.4
2009 2387 155.7 15.3 45.2
2010 2395 155.6 15.3 56.4
2011 2437 162.3 15.0 59.8
2012 2489 164.3 15.1 64.2
2013 2585 165.0 15.6 66.8
2014 2633 165.8 15.8 68.9
2015 2754 169.0 16.2 72.2
2016 2843 170.0 16.7 71.5
2017 2818 178.6 15.7 72.5
2018 2808 176.6 15.9 71.1
2019 2591 178.3 14.5 76.7
2020 2514 171.2 14.6 76.8
2021 2401 166.3 14.4 78.3
2022 2164 153.6 14.0 78.6
2023 2087 152.1 13.7 84.7

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 North Mesquite High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $873 (9.3%) $8,527 (90.7%) $9,400
2020 $1,148 (11.9%) $8,493 (88.1%) $9,641
2021 $671 (7.9%) $7,864 (92.1%) $8,534

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

Impact of COVID-19 on North Mesquite High School

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
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Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1218th of 1857 High schoolsRanks 1200th of 1961 High schools
 4.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (North Mesquite High School)5750
 7%
   End of Course Algebra I (Mesquite Independent School District (Isd))6556
 9%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (North Mesquite High School)6460
 4%
   End of Course Biology (Mesquite Independent School District (Isd))6258
 4%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (North Mesquite High School)2143
 22%
   End of Course English I Reading (Mesquite Independent School District (Isd))2545
 20%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (North Mesquite High School)3743
 6%
   End of Course English II Reading (Mesquite Independent School District (Isd))4445
 1%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (North Mesquite High School)6562
 3%
   End of Course U.S. History (Mesquite Independent School District (Isd))6560
 5%
   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 Students25912087
 19.5%
African American441310
 29.7%
American Indian1215
 25%
Asian2615
 42.3%
Hispanic18031565
 13.2%
Pacific Islander02
White282166
 41.1%
Two or More Races2714
 48.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.7%84.7%
 8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about North Mesquite High School

Students at North Mesquite High School are 75% Hispanic, 15% African American, 8% White.

North Mesquite High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Florence Elementary
Elementary : Lawrence Elementary
Elementary : McKenzie Elementary
Elementary : Motley Elementary
Elementary : Price Elementary
Elementary : Range Elementary
Elementary : Rugel Elementary
Elementary : Shands Elementary
Elementary : Tosch Elementary
Middle : McDonald Middle
Middle : Vanston Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,087 students attended North Mesquite High School.

North Mesquite High School ranks 1200th of 1961 Texas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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