McAllen school information

Average Test Scores73%72%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:114:116:1
Total public schools397,41879,221
Total private schools71,26724,874
Total post-secondary schools44637,963
The McAllen, TX educational system consists of 39 public schools, 7 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. McAllen public schools have average test scores of 73% which is 2% higher than than the Texas average and 49% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of McAllen public schools is 21:1, compared to 14:1 in Texas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 73.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 70.4% have completed high school, 28.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in McAllen are 49% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 39 public schools in McAllen.
  • 73.0% of people in McAllen have completed 8th grade.
  • 70.4% of people in McAllen have completed high school.
  • 28.2% of people in McAllen have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in McAllen

Completed 8th grade73.0%79.3%84.3%
Completed high school70.4%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college54.6%57.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.4%34.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.2%28.1%30.3%
Completed masters8.5%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in McAllen (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
San Carlos, TX3,11278%59%
Edinburg, TX84,39977%56%
Murillo, TX6,71477%55%
Palmhurst, TX2,65475%51%
Mission, TX82,20074%50%
McAllen, TX138,47573%49%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Killeen, TX138,74569%40%
Fullerton, CA139,49149%1%
Orange, CA139,91932%34%
Hampton, VA136,78971%45%
Bellevue, WA136,71870%42%
McAllen, TX138,47573%49%
Source: The McAllen, TX education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.