Mesquite school information

IndexMesquiteTexasNational
Average Test Scores72%72%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools407,41879,221
Total private schools61,26724,874
Total post-secondary schools44637,963
The Mesquite, TX educational system consists of 40 public schools, 6 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Mesquite public schools have average test scores of 72% which is equal to than the Texas average and 46% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Mesquite public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Texas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 77.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 75.7% have completed high school, 17.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Mesquite are 46% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 40 public schools in Mesquite.
  • 77.1% of people in Mesquite have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.7% of people in Mesquite have completed high school.
  • 17.6% of people in Mesquite have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Mesquite

IndexMesquiteTexasNational
Completed 8th grade77.1%79.3%84.3%
Completed high school75.7%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college51.3%57.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.3%34.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.6%28.1%30.3%
Completed masters5.6%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.1%1.3%

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

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Mesquite, TX143,77172%46%

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Mesquite, TX143,77172%46%
Source: The Mesquite, 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.