The Science Academy Of South Texas

  • The Science Academy Of South Texas serves 801 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-89% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The Science Academy Of South Texas placed in the top 20% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

Top Placements

The Science Academy Of South Texas places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The Science Academy Of South Texas's student population of 801 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students801 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

  • The Science Academy Of South Texas is ranked within the top 20% of all 7,953 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of The Science Academy Of South Texas is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1363 out of 7953 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-89%
78%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
14%
4%
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Hispanic
77%
52%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
9%
28%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.380.64
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Graduation Rate≥95%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth Texas Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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