Award Year: 2022

Muleshoe High School

514 W. Avenue G
Muleshoe, TX, 79347-3445

(806) 272-7400

Ms. Cindy Bessire, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Muleshoe Independent School District

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Mission

Muleshoe High School graduates positive, ethical, and productive citizens who are life long learners.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 15%
  • Hispanic: 82%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
Application
Muleshoe High School

Muleshoe High School

Muleshoe High School is a traditional 9-12 campus located in a rural farming and ranching community in West Texas. MHS is a Title I campus and has a high percentage of English language learners and low socio-economic students.

One challenge is the limited resources available in such a rural setting. Administrators collaborated with teachers to develop techniques that would help students improve their academic skills in all areas. One technique utilized was writing constructive responses that included a thesis statement, an evaluation statement, and an analysis statement.The English Department personnel trained all teachers in using this technique as well as grading the responses. All teachers were expected to use this weekly, and the administrative team committed to observing and evaluating the use of writing in all subjects and classrooms. A second technique was utilizing an Advisory Period (approximately 30 minutes) in our master schedule and adjusting student schedules as needed in order to meet individual needs. Courses offered during this time include statewide testing review, ACT/SAT/TSI Prep, MOS Certifications, UIL Academic practice, or study hall.

Muleshoe High School has implemented collaborative and consistent planning meetings to ensure an aligned curriculum and develop a culture of team. Our teachers shifted from "my student" to "our students." MHS teachers and administration expect all students to learn at high levels. The Motto at MHS is: Expect Success. The teachers have created a culture of high expectations for themselves and their students.