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Mercedes Independent School District


Mercedes Independent School District is located in south Texas. Mercedes Independent School District has 44.93 square miles of land area and 0.77 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Mercedes Independent School District population is 21,604. Mercedes Independent School District median household income is $27,258 in 2010-2014. Mercedes Independent School District median house value is $55,600 in 2010-2014. On average, Mercedes Independent School District is worse than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (913 out of 971, bottom 6%)
Elementary/Middle School: (991 out of 1,024, bottom 3%)*
Rank: #998
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:12
Population21,604 (2010-2014), rank #206
Population Growth21.96% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:472.76/sq mi, rank #130
Median Household Income:$27,258 at 2010-2014—19.40% increase since 2005-2009, rank #1006
Median House Price:$55,600 at 2010-2014—12.55% increase since 2005-2009, rank #940
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:44.93 sq mi, rank #913
Water Area:0.77 sq mi (1.69%), rank #586
County:Hidalgo County
City:Mercedes, Relampago, Indian Hills, Heidelberg
Area:McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
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Mercedes Independent School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

206 West 6th St
Mercedes TX, 78570, Hidalgo County
Phone: 956-514-2000

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:5,7615,7055,7065,7345,5455,5165,503
English Language Learner Students:1,4331,5011,4681,4681,4351,462768
Total Teachers:387.35375.17376.58387.35375.87366.70361.90
Total Other Staff:481.96471.25478.14480.94470.49470.60472.20
Instructional Aides:87.6085.2583.7187.7582.6886.4096.30
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:3.502.882.883.713.293.903.90
Total Guidance Counselors:13.8413.8813.2414.8612.8014.7014.80
Elementary Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Secondary Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Other Guidance Counselors:13.8413.8813.2414.8612.8014.70NA
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:9.5011.0011.0010.009.0010.009.00
District Administrative Support:40.4034.8729.2329.9734.9935.0030.40
School Administrators:43.6245.0347.1840.4536.1237.1032.70
School Administrative Support:26.9426.5526.9425.9023.7519.9021.80
Student Support Services:28.0027.8824.8822.7925.1225.8026.20
Other Support Services:219.44213.91227.05231.68228.65222.80222.90
Student-Teacher Ratio:14.8715.2115.1514.8014.7515.0415.21


Jjaep-Southwest Key Program Grade 9 to Grade 10   1313 South 18th St, Edinburg TX 78539
John F KennedyGrade 6 to Grade 6   837 South Ohio, Mercedes TX 78570
Mercedes Academic Academy Grade 9 to Grade 12   719 South Mile 1 East, Mercedes TX 78570
Mercedes Daep Grade 3 to Grade 12   333 South Ohio St, Mercedes TX 78570
Mercedes Early Childhood Center Prekindergarten to Kindergarten   950 West Sixth St, Mercedes TX 78570
Mercedes Early College Academy Grade 9 to Grade 12   837 South Ohio, Mercedes TX 78570
Mercedes High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   1200 South Florida, Mercedes TX 78570
Mercedes Junior High SchoolGrade 7 to Grade 9   1/2 Mi South Of Hwy 83 On Mi O, Mercedes TX 78570
North ElementaryGrade 1 to Grade 5   2528 North Fm 491, Mercedes TX 78570
Ruben Hinojosa ElementaryGrade 1 to Grade 5   500 South Rio Rico Rd, Mercedes TX 78570
Taylor ElementaryGrade 1 to Grade 5   900 North Missouri Ave, Mercedes TX 78570
Travis ElementaryGrade 1 to Grade 5   1551 South Georgia Ave, Mercedes TX 78570

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std57%68%
2013Mathematics3rd Grade% met std65%69%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std65%76%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std66%79%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std62%68%
2013Mathematics4th Grade% met std57%68%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std61%77%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std53%72%
2012Writing4th Grade% met std64%71%
2013Writing4th Grade% met std55%71%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std74%77%
2013Mathematics5th Grade% met std70%75%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std59%77%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std62%77%
2012Science5th Grade% met std60%73%
2013Science5th Grade% met std67%73%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std73%77%
2013Mathematics6th Grade% met std66%74%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std63%75%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std47%71%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std52%71%
2013Mathematics7th Grade% met std70%71%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std63%76%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std66%77%
2012Writing7th Grade% met std63%71%
2013Writing7th Grade% met std60%70%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std50%76%
2013Mathematics8th Grade% met std61%77%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std61%80%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std77%84%
2012Science8th Grade% met std50%70%
2013Science8th Grade% met std55%75%
2012Social Studies8th Grade% met std37%59%
2013Social Studies8th Grade% met std45%63%
2012Algebra IEnd of course% met std74%83%
2013Algebra IEnd of course% met std62%78%
2013Algebra IIEnd of course% met std100%97%
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std77%87%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std75%85%
2012ChemistryEnd of course% met std24%54%
2013ChemistryEnd of course% met std71%84%
2012English I ReadingEnd of course% met std52%68%
2013English I ReadingEnd of course% met std50%65%
2012English I WritingEnd of course% met std39%55%
2013English I WritingEnd of course% met std36%48%
2013English II ReadingEnd of course% met std70%78%
2013English II WritingEnd of course% met std40%52%
2012GeometryEnd of course% met std100%98%
2013GeometryEnd of course% met std80%86%
2012PhysicsEnd of course% met std40%61%
2012U.S. HistoryEnd of course% met std58%63%
2012World GeographyEnd of course% met std74%81%
2013World GeographyEnd of course% met std62%75%
2012World HistoryEnd of course% met std46%43%
2013World HistoryEnd of course% met std58%70%
STAAR Spanish Test
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std53%65%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std47%68%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std35%60%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std50%57%
2012Writing4th Grade% met std40%64%
2013Writing4th Grade% met std56%59%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std60%69%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std50%70%
2004Mathematics10th Grade% met std45%N/A
2005Mathematics10th Grade% met std52%N/A
2006Mathematics10th Grade% met std45%N/A
2007Mathematics10th Grade% met std52%N/A
2008Mathematics10th Grade% met std42%N/A
2009Mathematics10th Grade% met std42%N/A
2010Mathematics10th Grade% met std61%N/A
2011Mathematics10th Grade% met std63%N/A
2004Reading10th Grade% met std77%N/A
2005Reading10th Grade% met std77%N/A
2006Reading10th Grade% met std86%N/A
2007Reading10th Grade% met std84%N/A
2008Reading10th Grade% met std83%N/A
2009Reading10th Grade% met std83%N/A
2010Reading10th Grade% met std86%N/A
2011Reading10th Grade% met std89%N/A
2004Science10th Grade% met std44%N/A
2005Science10th Grade% met std38%N/A
2006Science10th Grade% met std40%N/A
2007Science10th Grade% met std47%N/A
2008Science10th Grade% met std45%N/A
2009Science10th Grade% met std40%N/A
2010Science10th Grade% met std54%N/A
2011Science10th Grade% met std53%N/A
2004Social Studies10th Grade% met std75%N/A
2005Social Studies10th Grade% met std80%N/A
2006Social Studies10th Grade% met std75%N/A
2007Social Studies10th Grade% met std82%N/A
2008Social Studies10th Grade% met std77%N/A
2009Social Studies10th Grade% met std80%N/A
2010Social Studies10th Grade% met std87%N/A
2011Social Studies10th Grade% met std87%N/A
2004Mathematics11th Grade% met std76%N/A
2005Mathematics11th Grade% met std82%N/A
2006Mathematics11th Grade% met std77%N/A
2007Mathematics11th Grade% met std70%N/A
2008Mathematics11th Grade% met std77%N/A
2009Mathematics11th Grade% met std75%N/A
2010Mathematics11th Grade% met std81%N/A
2011Mathematics11th Grade% met std87%N/A
2004Reading11th Grade% met std85%N/A
2005Reading11th Grade% met std90%N/A
2006Reading11th Grade% met std91%N/A
2007Reading11th Grade% met std88%N/A
2008Reading11th Grade% met std90%N/A
2009Reading11th Grade% met std92%N/A
2010Reading11th Grade% met std92%N/A
2011Reading11th Grade% met std95%N/A
2004Science11th Grade% met std70%N/A
2005Science11th Grade% met std79%N/A
2006Science11th Grade% met std71%N/A
2007Science11th Grade% met std68%N/A
2008Science11th Grade% met std69%N/A
2009Science11th Grade% met std79%N/A
2010Science11th Grade% met std78%N/A
2011Science11th Grade% met std85%N/A
2004Social Studies11th Grade% met std96%N/A
2005Social Studies11th Grade% met std95%N/A
2006Social Studies11th Grade% met std93%N/A
2007Social Studies11th Grade% met std89%N/A
2008Social Studies11th Grade% met std89%N/A
2009Social Studies11th Grade% met std96%N/A
2010Social Studies11th Grade% met std94%N/A
2011Social Studies11th Grade% met std98%N/A
2004Mathematics3rd Grade% met std76%N/A
2005Mathematics3rd Grade% met std64%N/A
2006Mathematics3rd Grade% met std59%N/A
2007Mathematics3rd Grade% met std73%N/A
2008Mathematics3rd Grade% met std85%N/A
2009Mathematics3rd Grade% met std76%N/A
2010Mathematics3rd Grade% met std78%N/A
2011Mathematics3rd Grade% met std83%N/A
2004Reading3rd Grade% met std84%N/A
2005Reading3rd Grade% met std86%N/A
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std88%N/A
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std88%N/A
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std89%N/A
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std90%N/A
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std80%N/A
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std85%N/A
2004Mathematics4th Grade% met std76%N/A
2005Mathematics4th Grade% met std72%N/A
2006Mathematics4th Grade% met std72%N/A
2007Mathematics4th Grade% met std75%N/A
2008Mathematics4th Grade% met std74%N/A
2009Mathematics4th Grade% met std84%N/A
2010Mathematics4th Grade% met std80%N/A
2011Mathematics4th Grade% met std81%N/A
2004Reading4th Grade% met std77%N/A
2005Reading4th Grade% met std68%N/A
2006Reading4th Grade% met std72%N/A
2007Reading4th Grade% met std75%N/A
2008Reading4th Grade% met std69%N/A
2009Reading4th Grade% met std77%N/A
2010Reading4th Grade% met std75%N/A
2011Reading4th Grade% met std66%N/A
2004Writing4th Grade% met std86%N/A
2005Writing4th Grade% met std90%N/A
2006Writing4th Grade% met std89%N/A
2007Writing4th Grade% met std92%N/A
2008Writing4th Grade% met std88%N/A
2009Writing4th Grade% met std86%N/A
2010Writing4th Grade% met std89%N/A
2011Writing4th Grade% met std84%N/A
2004Mathematics5th Grade% met std67%N/A
2005Mathematics5th Grade% met std74%N/A
2006Mathematics5th Grade% met std72%N/A
2007Mathematics5th Grade% met std81%N/A
2008Mathematics5th Grade% met std80%N/A
2009Mathematics5th Grade% met std74%N/A
2010Mathematics5th Grade% met std84%N/A
2011Mathematics5th Grade% met std86%N/A
2004Reading5th Grade% met std58%N/A
2005Reading5th Grade% met std75%N/A
2006Reading5th Grade% met std68%N/A
2007Reading5th Grade% met std75%N/A
2008Reading5th Grade% met std81%N/A
2009Reading5th Grade% met std74%N/A
2010Reading5th Grade% met std78%N/A
2011Reading5th Grade% met std80%N/A
2004Science5th Grade% met std42%N/A
2005Science5th Grade% met std47%N/A
2006Science5th Grade% met std45%N/A
2007Science5th Grade% met std63%N/A
2008Science5th Grade% met std66%N/A
2009Science5th Grade% met std63%N/A
2010Science5th Grade% met std73%N/A
2011Science5th Grade% met std77%N/A
2004Mathematics6th Grade% met std63%N/A
2005Mathematics6th Grade% met std61%N/A
2006Mathematics6th Grade% met std73%N/A
2007Mathematics6th Grade% met std70%N/A
2008Mathematics6th Grade% met std71%N/A
2009Mathematics6th Grade% met std72%N/A
2010Mathematics6th Grade% met std63%N/A
2011Mathematics6th Grade% met std75%N/A
2004Reading6th Grade% met std66%N/A
2005Reading6th Grade% met std70%N/A
2006Reading6th Grade% met std86%N/A
2007Reading6th Grade% met std87%N/A
2008Reading6th Grade% met std83%N/A
2009Reading6th Grade% met std84%N/A
2010Reading6th Grade% met std67%N/A
2011Reading6th Grade% met std79%N/A
2004Mathematics7th Grade% met std51%N/A
2005Mathematics7th Grade% met std48%N/A
2006Mathematics7th Grade% met std55%N/A
2007Mathematics7th Grade% met std70%N/A
2008Mathematics7th Grade% met std60%N/A
2009Mathematics7th Grade% met std65%N/A
2010Mathematics7th Grade% met std66%N/A
2011Mathematics7th Grade% met std60%N/A
2004Reading7th Grade% met std70%N/A
2005Reading7th Grade% met std66%N/A
2006Reading7th Grade% met std66%N/A
2007Reading7th Grade% met std80%N/A
2008Reading7th Grade% met std74%N/A
2009Reading7th Grade% met std75%N/A
2010Reading7th Grade% met std76%N/A
2011Reading7th Grade% met std69%N/A
2004Writing7th Grade% met std95%N/A
2005Writing7th Grade% met std85%N/A
2006Writing7th Grade% met std86%N/A
2007Writing7th Grade% met std93%N/A
2008Writing7th Grade% met std85%N/A
2009Writing7th Grade% met std89%N/A
2010Writing7th Grade% met std92%N/A
2011Writing7th Grade% met std87%N/A
2004Mathematics8th Grade% met std51%N/A
2005Mathematics8th Grade% met std51%N/A
2006Mathematics8th Grade% met std50%N/A
2007Mathematics8th Grade% met std56%N/A
2008Mathematics8th Grade% met std77%N/A
2009Mathematics8th Grade% met std66%N/A
2010Mathematics8th Grade% met std71%N/A
2011Mathematics8th Grade% met std70%N/A
2004Reading8th Grade% met std82%N/A
2005Reading8th Grade% met std73%N/A
2006Reading8th Grade% met std70%N/A
2007Reading8th Grade% met std77%N/A
2008Reading8th Grade% met std91%N/A
2009Reading8th Grade% met std89%N/A
2010Reading8th Grade% met std84%N/A
2011Reading8th Grade% met std84%N/A
2006Science8th Grade% met std56%N/A
2007Science8th Grade% met std51%N/A
2008Science8th Grade% met std48%N/A
2009Science8th Grade% met std46%N/A
2010Science8th Grade% met std63%N/A
2011Science8th Grade% met std62%N/A
2004Social Studies8th Grade% met std82%N/A
2005Social Studies8th Grade% met std74%N/A
2006Social Studies8th Grade% met std71%N/A
2007Social Studies8th Grade% met std76%N/A
2008Social Studies8th Grade% met std86%N/A
2009Social Studies8th Grade% met std77%N/A
2010Social Studies8th Grade% met std88%N/A
2011Social Studies8th Grade% met std88%N/A
2004Mathematics9th Grade% met std41%N/A
2005Mathematics9th Grade% met std37%N/A
2006Mathematics9th Grade% met std36%N/A
2007Mathematics9th Grade% met std39%N/A
2008Mathematics9th Grade% met std39%N/A
2009Mathematics9th Grade% met std51%N/A
2010Mathematics9th Grade% met std46%N/A
2011Mathematics9th Grade% met std47%N/A
2004Reading9th Grade% met std72%N/A
2005Reading9th Grade% met std66%N/A
2006Reading9th Grade% met std77%N/A
2007Reading9th Grade% met std74%N/A
2008Reading9th Grade% met std73%N/A
2009Reading9th Grade% met std78%N/A
2010Reading9th Grade% met std88%N/A
2011Reading9th Grade% met std78%N/A

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$62,321,000$10,922 $62,987,000$10,985 $64,428,000$11,619 
Total Expenditures:$69,374,000$12,158 $62,619,000$10,921 $65,775,000$11,862 
Total Current Expenditures:$56,493,000$9,901 $54,370,000$9,482 $54,865,000$9,894 
Instructional Expenditures:$30,481,000$5,34254.0%$30,896,000$5,38856.8%$31,317,000$5,64857.1%
Student and Staff Support:$5,709,000$1,00110.1%$5,781,000$1,00810.6%$6,033,000$1,08811.0%
Operations, Food, Other:$14,404,000$2,52425.5%$12,119,000$2,11422.3%$12,411,000$2,23822.6%
Total Capital Outlay:$8,283,000$1,452 $3,671,000$640 $6,169,000$1,113 
Construction:$7,713,000$1,352 $3,287,000$573 $5,631,000$1,016 
Total Other:$1,850,000$324 $1,541,000$269 $1,646,000$297 
Interest on Debt:$2,144,000$376 $2,275,000$397 $2,467,000$445 
Total Salary:$34,780,000$6,095 $35,236,000$6,145 $34,507,000$6,223 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$22,121,000$3,87763.6%$22,700,000$3,95964.4%$21,932,000$3,95563.6%
Other Salary:$12,659,000$2,21936.4%$12,536,000$2,18635.6%$12,575,000$2,26836.4%
Total Benefit:$6,607,000$1,158 $7,103,000$1,239 $7,138,000$1,287 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$3,837,000$67258.1%$4,091,000$71357.6%$4,092,000$73857.3%
Other Benefit:$2,770,000$48541.9%$3,012,000$52542.4%$3,046,000$54942.7%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

Teachers with Bachelor Degree:93.3%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:6.7%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:11.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:40.5%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:19.5%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:18.3%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:16.5%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:5.2%
Mean Base Salary:$42,985.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$37,565.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$39,773.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$46,349.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$53,049.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:$53,644.0

* Mercedes Independent School District was rated 1 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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