District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated below average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District
These are some of the top-rated public schools in Merkel Independent School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.
District Student Progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.

Academic Summary
Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.

Advanced Courses
Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

Student Demographics
Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.

Teachers & Staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.

District Calendar

District Finances
How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.

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Reviews From Schools in Merkel Independent School District
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March 24, 2018
As a previous teacher, I agree with what the previous poster stated. Administrators highly encouraged bare minimum standards so that students would pass classes. In fact teachers could be disciplined... More
Review for Merkel High School
Current student
March 29, 2016
The teachers are extremely lazy. My astronomy teacher just shows us videos on YouTube and hands out worksheets that could be completed by a 6th grader. Many elective classes, such as computers classes... More
Review for Merkel High School
Parent / Guardian
February 07, 2012
My children and I love this school. Their academic expectations are high, the teachers are sensitive and driven, the office staff friendly, and other staff helpful as well. My children do well in... More
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