Merkel school information

Average Test Scores71%72%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools57,41879,221
Total private schoolsn/a1,26724,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a4637,963
The Merkel, TX educational system consists of 5 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Merkel public schools have average test scores of 71% which is 2% lower than than the Texas average and 44% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Merkel public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in Texas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 75.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 72.9% have completed high school, 10.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Merkel are 44% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Merkel.
  • 75.6% of people in Merkel have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.9% of people in Merkel have completed high school.
  • 10.5% of people in Merkel have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Merkel

Completed 8th grade75.6%79.3%84.3%
Completed high school72.9%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college43.8%57.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.7%34.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors10.5%28.1%30.3%
Completed masters3.3%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.6%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Buffalo Gap, TX46894%90%
Hawley, TX72177%57%
Trent, TX31877%56%
Merkel, TX2,61871%44%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oakland City, IN2,61967%36%
Geneva, FL2,61765%32%
Pleasant Gap, PA2,61934%32%
Blasdell, NY2,61637%25%
Lamoni, IA2,61675%53%
Merkel, TX2,61871%44%
Source: The Merkel, 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.