As your children go through high school, choosing the right school is equally important as deciding on a perfect home. High school is when students are given the tools to figure out the paths they want to pursue as adults. There are more subjects and extra-curricular activities that students can choose from. Taking on their interests and passions help to shape the critical decisions they need to make as they plan their future.
We are making this task easier for you by comparing two above average high schools: Mansfield Summit High School and Mansfield Legacy High School. We compiled relevant data for you to be able to make an informed decision. Both schools are under the jurisdiction of the MANSFIELD ISD.
Mansfield Summit High School’s regular student population is 1,999 with a student-teacher ratio of 15.2 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Mansfield Legacy High School is 2,378 students and a student-teacher ratio of 17.4 students/teacher ratio.
Mansfield Summit High School earned a State accountability rating of B (80-89) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 80 in student achievement, 81 in school progress and 77 in closing performance gaps. It scored 80 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.
On the other hand, Mansfield Legacy High School also earned a State accountability rating of B. The school posted 86 in student achievement, 82 in school progress, 83 in closing performance gaps and 85 overall in post-secondary readiness.
A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, African Americans comprise the biggest group at Mansfield Summit High School. They make up for 41.32% of student population, followed by Hispanics (27.91%), Whites or Caucasians (18.36%), Asians (7.70%), Two or More Races (4.15%) and Native Americans (0.20%).
The student population at Mansfield Legacy High School is also predominantly by Whites or Caucasians at 42.51%, followed by Hispanics (33.05%), African Americans (16.53%), Two or More Races (4.67%), Asians (2.73%) and Native Americans (0.50%).
In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, Mansfield Summit High School has a slightly higher number of English Language Learners comprising 7.30% of its student population compared to 5.59% at Mansfield Legacy High School.
In addition, Mansfield Summit High School has 7.00% bilingual students, 6.40% are in the gifted and talented program, while 10.51% are in the special education program. This stacks up against Mansfield Legacy High School with 5.51% bilingual students, 8.28% gifted and talented students and 10.22% students in the special education program.
Mansfield Summit High School's 131 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 6.8 years with individual teaching experience averaging nearly 11.6 years. Mansfield Legacy High School's 136 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 7.1 years with individual teaching experience averaging close to 11.7 years.
Of its teaching staff, Mansfield Summit High School has three teachers serving the school for over 30 years, has 23 teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 40 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 25 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 35 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including six beginning teachers. Mansfield Legacy High School has one teacher only serving the school for over 30 years, has 22 teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 44 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 33 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 29 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including seven beginning teachers.
In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. Mansfield Summit High School employs 69 female teachers and 61 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, 17 special education teachers are being assisted by 13 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs six staff members in the school administration department and 12 more working as school support staff.
On the other hand, Mansfield Legacy High School employs 75 female teachers and 61 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, 15 special education teachers are being assisted by 19 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs five staff members in the school administration department and ten more working as school support staff.
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