South Texas Independent School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 4 public high schools serving 3,133 students in South Texas Independent School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public high schools in Texas.
Public High Schools in South Texas Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 65% (versus the Texas public high school average of 49%), and reading proficiency score of 75% (versus the 47% statewide average).
The top ranked public high schools in South Texas Independent School District are South Texas Business Education & Technology Academ, South Texas Academy For Medical Professions and The Science Academy Of South Texas. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in South Texas Independent School District have a Graduation Rate of 95%, which is more than the Texas average of 90%.
The school with highest graduation rate is The Science Academy Of South Texas, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Texas or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public high school average of 71% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

South Texas Independent School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 1%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 1%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 1%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
South Texas Independent School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
07 - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TX)
# Schools
4 Schools
2,510 Schools
# Students
3,133 Students
1,761,807 Students
# Teachers
215 Teachers
119,298 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

South Texas Independent School District, which is ranked #70 of all 1,088 school districts in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 99% has increased from 98% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (TX)
Overall District Rank
#8 out of 1201 school districts
(Top 1%)
This chart display the overall district rank of South Texas Independent   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Texas Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Texas Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥99%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of South Texas Independent   School District and public school graduation rate of TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.27
0.64
# American Indian Students
3 Students
6,639 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
269 Students
75,707 Students
% Asian Students
9%
4%
# Hispanic Students
2,661 Students
906,087 Students
% Hispanic Students
85%
52%
# Black Students
27 Students
221,783 Students
% Black Students
1%
13%
# White Students
156 Students
514,165 Students
% White Students
5%
29%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
2,634 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
17 Students
34,706 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
5,260
# Students in K Grade:
-
6,671
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
6,764
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
7,048
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
7,614
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
7,898
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
9,065
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
43,811
# Students in 7th Grade:
-
59,207
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
60,487
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,023
433,429
# Students in 10th Grade:
814
397,433
# Students in 11th Grade:
675
371,955
# Students in 12th Grade:
621
345,165
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,322 is higher than the state median of $12,528. The school district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,091 is higher than the state median of $12,308. The school district spending/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (TX)
Total Revenue
$65 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total revenue of South Texas Independent   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$60 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of South Texas Independent   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,322
$12,528
This chart display average revenue per public school student in South Texas Independent   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,091
$12,308
This chart display average spending per public school student in South Texas Independent   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best South Texas Independent School District Public High Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
South Texas Business Education & Technology Academ
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
510 S Sugar Rd
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 383-1684
Grades: 9-12
| 623 students
Rank: #22.
South Texas Academy For Medical Professions
Magnet School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10650 N Expy 77 83
Olmito, TX 78575
(956) 214-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 848 students
Rank: #33.
The Science Academy Of South Texas
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
900 Med High Dr
Mercedes, TX 78570
(956) 565-4620
Grades: 9-12
| 801 students
Rank: #44.
South Texas H S For Health Professions
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
700 Med High Dr
Mercedes, TX 78570
(956) 565-2237
Grades: 9-12
| 861 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 07 - 12
  • Students: 3,133 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in TX)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.27

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