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Fast Facts About Mesquite ISD

Mesquite ISD Teachers and Staff

  • Since 2009, 100 percent of Mesquite ISD teachers meet state requirements to be considered "highly qualified.
  • All of our instructional administrators possess a master's degree or higher advanced degree.
  • More than half of our teachers -- 52 percent -- possess a master's degree or higher advanced degree.
  • Each year, a striking number of our new hires are graduates of Mesquite ISD schools. This year, 20 percent of new hires are Mesquite ISD alumni.
  • Mesquite ISD has one of the lowest teacher turnover rates (9.7%) of the more than 200 districts in the Region 10 area.
  • Annually, more than 30 percent of new teacher hires are minorities.

Student Population

Total Enrollment: 40,839group image

Student Ethnicity

Hispanic

56%

African American

25%

Anglo (white)

15%

Asian, Pacific Islander, or American Indian

2%

Multi-ethnic

2%

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Campuses

Elementary Schools

33

Middle Schools

8

High Schools

5

Mesquite Academy (Alternative Education Campus of Choice for Nontraditional Students)

1

Total

47



Fiscal Responsibility

Standard & Poor's Ratings

Long-term rating
Underlying rating for credit program

Mesquite ISD GO Long-term rating

AAA stable AA stable

AA stable

Fitch Ratings

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AA+ stable
AAA stable

Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST)

Superior Achievement

Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST)

4½ Stars