Top 10 Best 78501 Texas Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 20 public schools serving 14,282 students in 78501, TX (there are 4 private schools, serving 730 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in 78501, TX are educated in public schools (compared to the TX state average of 94%).
The top ranked public schools in 78501, TX are Achieve Early College High School, Milam Elementary School and Idea Mcallen College Preparatory. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in zipcode 78501 have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Texas public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 42% statewide average). Schools in 78501, TX have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Texas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public school average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Best 78501, TX Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Achieve Early College High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1601 N 27th St
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4200
Grades: 9-12
| 402 students
Rank: #22.
Milam Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3800 N Main St
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4333
Grades: PK-5
| 785 students
Rank: #33.
Idea Mcallen College Preparatory
Charter School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
201 N Bentsen Rd
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 429-4100
Grades: 6-12
| 751 students
Rank: #44.
Cathey Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1800 N Cynthia
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4300
Grades: 6-8
| 849 students
Rank: #55.
Memorial High School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
101 E Hackberry Ave
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 632-5201
Grades: 9-12
| 2,138 students
Rank: #66.
Mcallen High School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2021 La Vista Ave
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 632-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 2,185 students
Rank: #77.
Rowe High School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2101 N Ware Rd
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 632-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,941 students
Rank: #88.
Horizon Montessori
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
320 N Main St
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 631-0234
Grades: PK-9
| 391 students
Rank: #99.
Lamar Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1009 N 10th St
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 632-3222
Grades: 9-12
| 76 students
Rank: #1010.
Idea Mcallen Academy
Charter School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
201 N Bentsen Rd
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 429-4100
Grades: PK-5
| 858 students
Rank: #1111.
Wilson Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 Hackberry St
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4525
Grades: PK-5
| 397 students
Rank: #1212.
Mcauliffe Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3000 Daffodil Ave
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4400
Grades: PK-5
| 403 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Fields Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
500 W Dallas Ave
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4344
Grades: PK-5
| 479 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Jackson Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
501 Harvey
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4277
Grades: PK-5
| 521 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Seguin Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 N 29th St
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4565
Grades: PK-5
| 564 students
Rank: #1616.
Thigpen-zavala Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2500 Galveston Ave
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4377
Grades: PK-5
| 470 students
Rank: #1717.
Travis Middle School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
600 Houston St
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4242
Grades: 6-8
| 496 students
Rank: #1818.
Triumph Public High Schools-mcallen
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
200 N 17th St
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 618-2308
Grades: 9-12
| 125 students
Rank: #1919.
Alvarez Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2606 Gumwood Ave
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4471
Grades: PK-5
| 416 students
Rank: n/an/a
Instr/guid Center
Alternative School
2604 Galveston Ave
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4393
Grades: 6-12
| 35 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in 78501 Texas

78501, Texas Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
4513 West Business Hwy 83
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 580-5300
Grades: 9-12
| 11 students
2000 N 23rd St
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 618-9713
Grades: PK
| 383 students
2000 N 23rd
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 618-1169
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1601 N 27th St
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4200
Grades: 6-9
| 534 students
2100 Hackberry Ave
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4455
Grades: PK-5
| 304 students
New Hope Middle School (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
Charter School
1000 N Mccoll Rd
Mcallen, TX 78501
(361) 563-7979
Grades: 7-8
| 35 students
3900 N 23rd
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 618-6031
Grades: 7-10
| n/a students
520 S 23rd St
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4353
Grades: PK-5
| 417 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in 78501, TX?
The top ranked public schools in 78501, TX include Achieve Early College High School, Milam Elementary School and Idea Mcallen College Preparatory.
How many public schools are located in 78501, TX?
20 public schools are located in 78501, TX.
What percentage of students in 78501, TX go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in 78501, TX are educated in public schools (compared to the TX state average of 94%).
What is the racial composition of students in 78501, TX?
78501, TX public schools minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public schools average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

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