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Mexia High School

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Posted March 29, 2008

I graduated from MHS and was very excited about my kids attending my alma mater, until now! Mexia school district has gone to the pots. All the facilty cares about is the dress code, they dont care about taks scores, grades or the students. I took my kids out of MISD and that was the best decision I have ever made. Please facilty try to improve things so that you dont lose more students to other schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

Small class size make it a great place to learn. I had no problems in college because I had a great foundation in Mexia.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 20, 2007

Mexia High school...........what do describe it as? The School's science test scores are low! And I mean low. The School focuses way to much on football, when honestly they aren't that good in it. The School is not a good option if you want your kids to go to a good college
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

This school is a great school to attend. There is a variety of academic programs and oppurtunities for students to higher their education by taking college courses while still in High School. The music (band) deparment here is a great one as well. The director has been there for a number of years and has done great things and won many awards. The art program is very sound. The teacher has also been there for a number of years and has a lot of experience. Sports is very big in this town. There have been a couple of state championships in men's basketball. The girls athletics has been growing every year. This school is located in a small town and has a lot of things to offer young students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 6, 2005

Very low rated schools. Low test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

Mexia is declining rapidly. The sports program is the worst it has ever been. Very little parent involvement and always poor taks scores. No school pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

Horrible place, horrible people, horrible town.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 27, 2004

Mexia is a great school. It's very close-knitted and the teacher student relationships are great. My children still smile when reminded of their memories at MHS. Go Blackcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female93%
Male87%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students69%
Female75%
Male66%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
58%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
47%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
36%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
46%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students70%
Female69%
Male70%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education43%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students76%
Female70%
Male80%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education43%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students67%
Female64%
Male69%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students44%
Female50%
Male40%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education14%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students29%
Female32%
Male27%
Black or African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education0%
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students34%
Female39%
Male30%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students31%
Female43%
Male22%
Black or African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Special education0%
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted27%

Geometry

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students53%
Female40%
Male61%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education43%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students43%
Female32%
Male55%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 33% 13%
Hispanic 33% 50%
White 30% 31%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Russ Meggs

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1120 N Ross
Mexia, TX 76667
Phone: (254) 562-4000

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