Merkel Middle School

Serves grades 6 - 8

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
302 Ash
Merkel, TX 79536
Phone
(325) 928-5511
District
MERKEL ISD
County
TAYLOR COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
278
Classroom Teachers
22

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Texas

3

(10 is best)

Better than 24.4% of TX schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

3

(10 is best)

Merkel Middle School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 6

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 23 39
Proficiency in Reading 20 36
Proficiency in Math 25 42

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 31 40
Proficiency in Reading 36 45
Proficiency in Math 25 36

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 47 46
Proficiency in Reading 40 45
Proficiency in Math 53.0 47

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 12.75
AVG FOR DISTRICT 11.69
AVG FOR STATE 15.19
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 6 92 33.1%
Grade 7 90 32.4%
Grade 8 96 34.5%
Total 278 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 67.9% 71.0% 28.9%
Black 2.6% 1.4% 12.9%
Hispanic 28.4% 26.7% 53.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.0% 0.0% 4.3%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.1% 0.9% 0.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 53.2% 57.6% 58.6%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 45.3% 49.1% 52.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.9% 8.4% 6.0%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 5,719 28,701,845
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 21.2 108
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 3.1% 7.2%
5-19 YEARS OLD 20.4% 21.9%
20-44 YEARS OLD 30.2% 35.3%
45-64 YEARS OLD 29.5% 23.8%
65 OR OLDER 16.8% 11.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 2,255 9,562,772
Single Parent Households With Children 9.0% 12.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 84.9% 82.8%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 12.3% 28.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 6.2% 12.0%
$100,000 - $149,999 11.5% 14.0%
$75,000 - $99,999 8.8% 12.0%
$50,000 - $74,999 20.8% 17.9%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.5% 18.1%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.1% 14.7%
$15,000 or less 14.1% 11.3%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,986 $6,572,628 34.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $349 $383,202 2.0%
Staff $245 $269,010 1.4%
General Administration $362 $397,476 2.1%
School Administration $659 $723,582 3.8%
Operation $822 $902,556 4.8%
Transportation $332 $364,536 1.9%
Other $379 $416,142 2.2%
Total Support $3,149 $3,457,602 18.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $8,101 $8,894,898 47.0%
Total Expenditures $17,237 $18,926,226 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,397 $28,918,524,308 47.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $442 $2,367,389,970 3.9%
Staff $436 $2,333,971,970 3.8%
General Administration $128 $686,315,674 1.1%
School Administration $527 $2,824,943,065 4.6%
Operation $710 $3,802,009,903 6.2%
Transportation $249 $1,333,957,706 2.2%
Other $416 $2,230,530,750 3.7%
Total Support $2,908 $15,579,381,241 25.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,052 $16,350,528,291 26.9%
Total Expenditures $11,357 $60,848,895,653 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%