School Details

Mendez Middle School

5106 Village Square Drive, Austin, TX 78744
(512) 414-3284
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 900 students 12 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

42%
70%
71%
67%
76%
74%
42%
70%
71%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Austin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
72%
77%
43%
65%
71%
50%
72%
77%
34%
65%
70%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Austin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
81%
84%
44%
75%
77%
63%
81%
84%
62%
76%
75%
30%
62%
63%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Austin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
81%
78%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Austin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mendez Middle School is a public middle school in Austin. The principal of Mendez Middle School is RON GONZALES and can be contacted at ron.gonzales@austinisd.org. 900 children attend Mendez Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 36% of the Mendez Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 91% of the 900 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 96% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mendez Middle School is 12:1. John P Ojeda J High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 91% 60%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 25%
Multiracial 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.08%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.006%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 61%
Limited English proficiency 36% 27%
Economically disadvantaged 91% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am an at-risk liaison for Youth Pathways at this school. It is located in the poorest part of Austin Texas. In spite of obvious limitations of a poverty stricken student body it is very orderly and an average school. $5000 would go a long way to bypass these limitations. The principal supports many extracurricular activities to give the students a broader view of the world around them.

  • (5 years ago)

    great school all staff and faculity really care about their students.big beautiful school inside. You have to hear their band--- awesome

  • (6 years ago)

    this school has too much gang issues wheter the staff realized it or not things have changed little

  • (6 years ago)

    Mendez Middle School's staff is the most caring staff in the district. Principals teachers counselors and support staff work hard to help their students achieve their educational goals.

  • (7 years ago)

    this school lacks in safety and discipline. There is too many gang related situations and too many fights and bad taks scores...

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is very caring and supportive for students and their families. The administrators' doors are always open to parents the academic programs are rigorous and the extracurricular activity opportunities provide many venues for children to exhibit and explore their talents. The teachers there are all highly qualified caring and with so much enthusiasm and expertise for their jobs which sets a great example for the students. The T.A.s are all helpful and seem glad to be there. A plus all around.

  • (11 years ago)

    My oldest daughter that is now 28 went to school at Mendez and now my youngest is there. I have no complaints. The principal is wonderful and the Assisstants are just as well. The teachers and staff are very helpful and are hardworkers with our children. We are very fortunate to have such a staff and administrators.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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