South Texas ISD School District

100 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES , TX 78570 - 9702
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Grades: 07 - 12

Top Rankings

South Texas ISD 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%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 4,194 students in South Texas ISD School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 1% of public schools in Texas.
Public Schools in South Texas ISD School District have an average math proficiency score of 84% (versus the Texas public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 80% (versus the 47% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in South Texas ISD School District are South Texas Isd Preparatory Academy, South Texas Isd Rising Scholars Academy and South Texas Isd World Scholars. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. South Texas ISD School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Texas.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public school average of 73% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TX)
# Schools
6 Schools
9,055 Schools
# Students
4,194 Students
5,372,465 Students
# Teachers
303 Teachers
369,164 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

South Texas ISD School District, which is ranked #8 of all 1,194 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 2020-2021 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 ISD  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 ISD  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 ISD  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 ISD  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
4 Students
18,751 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
328 Students
254,161 Students
% Asian Students
8%
5%
# Hispanic Students
3,562 Students
2,840,027 Students
% Hispanic Students
85%
53%
# Black Students
36 Students
681,193 Students
% Black Students
1%
13%
# White Students
232 Students
1,424,019 Students
% White Students
5%
26%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
8,263 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
31 Students
143,704 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
217,846
# Students in K Grade:
-
361,341
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
381,379
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
380,041
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
381,044
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
385,309
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
395,638
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
414,487
# Students in 7th Grade:
591
421,484
# Students in 8th Grade:
622
422,639
# Students in 9th Grade:
784
436,952
# Students in 10th Grade:
801
420,921
# Students in 11th Grade:
680
388,558
# Students in 12th Grade:
716
364,776
# Ungraded Students:
-
50

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,855 is higher than the state median of $13,045. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,027 is higher than the state median of $12,825. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (TX)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$71 MM
$12 MM
This chart display total revenue of South Texas ISD  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$67 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of South Texas ISD  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,855
$13,045
This chart display average revenue per public school student in South Texas ISD  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,027
$12,825
This chart display average spending per public school student in South Texas ISD  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best South Texas ISD School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
South Texas Isd Preparatory Academy
Magnet School
Math: 86% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
724 Sugar Rd
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 381-5522
Grades: 7-8
| 617 students
Rank: #22.
South Texas Isd Rising Scholars Academy
Magnet School
Math: 89% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
151 S Helen Moore Rd
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 399-4358
Grades: 7-8
| 596 students
Rank: #33.
South Texas Isd World Scholars
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
510 S Sugar Rd
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 383-1684
Grades: 9-12
| 557 students
Rank: #44.
South Texas Isd 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
| 879 students
Rank: #55.
South Texas Isd Science Academy
Magnet School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
900 Med High Dr
Mercedes, TX 78570
(956) 565-4620
Grades: 9-12
| 794 students
Rank: #66.
South Texas Isd Health Professions
Magnet School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
700 Med High Dr
Mercedes, TX 78570
(956) 565-2237
Grades: 9-12
| 751 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 6
  • Enrollment: 4,194 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in TX)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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