School Details

West Mesquite High School

2500 Memorial Boulevard, Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 882-7600
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1961 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mesquite Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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  • This school in 2013
  • Mesquite Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Mesquite High School is a public high school in Mesquite. The principal of West Mesquite High School is ALESIA CODAY, whose e-mail is acoday@mesquiteisd.org. 1,961 students go to West Mesquite High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 7% of the West Mesquite High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 57% of the 1,961 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 75% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at West Mesquite High School is 15:1. W W Samuell High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 59% 53%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 25%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 18%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.8% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 71%
Limited English proficiency 7% 21%
Economically disadvantaged 57% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My son will be a Senior this fall. He has a great foundation to start college with the AP classes he has been offered. The school encourages extra activites and has something for everyone. I have two more kids to follow so I hope they keep up the good work.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is a senior who plays football and runs track for the school. The AP and Honors classes are EXCELLENT and my son has received NUMEROUS offers to further his education beyond high school. As others have stated there are quite a few outdated policies which conflict with the new culture of the student population but otherwise this school has improved tremendously over the past 4 to 5 years.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to west and I am now a freshmen in college the honors and ap classes that i took was a great foundation for me. I believe that the high school experience has everything to do with what you put into it. At times I felt that some policies were to strict but overall it was a good experience.

  • (8 years ago)

    The parents definitely need to be more involved. Girls athletics have very poor attendance especially. I believe the uniforms make it more easier for the kids to fit in because it's hard to tell your financial status with uniforms. Overall the school is acceptable.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school is pretty good. I all depends on the student.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a good school. The teachers seem to be very involved with the students. I have not had any problems with the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am mostly concerned with academics. I have 2 children that attend West Mesquite which has an exemplary rating with an average class size and teachers that do seem to care. Policies seem a little strict but they do have a 98% attendence so overall I am pleased.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am pleased with the school overall. There are some teachers that are there for the students and it shows. The JROTC program is wonderful and has help 3 of my kids. The staff really care about the kids and their needs.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am pleased with school overall teachers do seem to care about kids. My kids are getting a good foundation for college. I am not happy with the athletic program. It is poor. West has some great kids with bright futures in front of them. We need to focus on getting the parents involved.

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Overall score

(based on 18 ratings & reviews)

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