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Medina Valley Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Castroville, TX. It has 5,088 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
8449 FM 471 S
Castroville, TX 78009

Medina Valley Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1100
38 responses
Average ACT
24
180 responses

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,088
Free or Reduced Lunch
52.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,711
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$35,069,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,516/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    6%
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Median Household Income
$61,059
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$843
National
$949
Median Home Value
$139,800
National
$184,700

Medina Valley Independent School District Reviews

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'Good' schools are based on the idea of academic achievement and measures the student's future success. Medina Valley is just like the rest, yet what makes this school extraordinary are the teachers.
Teachers are the real reasons why students succeed. The teachers at Medina Valley didn't revolve their lesson plans around state testing. They separated knowledge, integrity, and obedience and ensured the students know what the difference is. My teachers are who make the school unique and make the experience memorable. My teachers didn't teach content, but ideas.
I would change my school's education system. My school prepares students not for college but for STAR Testing. We are expected to perform at outstanding levels under the same conditions despite our unique learning needs. The teachers make Medina Valley different, it is why Medina Valley prospers and is one of the best schools in Texas because we don't follow typical norms.
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Medina Valley Independent school district is a very warm and welcoming place to attend elementary, middle, and high school. In my experience, the teachers and staff do a fantastic job of being supportive and helpful in all areas. They offer tutoring before and after school and will help at any time. The students are kind and welcoming to everyone. Sports and academics is what sets Medina Valley higher than schools in the surrounding areas. It is a safe place to have a child attend school and be successful with their peers. The STEM program offered at the high school prepares students to take on challenging and rewarding tasks to become ready to attend college or university.
I am a graduate from Medina Valley high school in which is located in a small town named Castroville, Texas. Being such a small town but also near a big city like San Antonio, the school was continuing to grow as more and more people started move closer. The school was overall a great experience, with exceptional teachers and amazing staff. Where it did lack was the facilities and resources just due to small number of students that attended the district, there was obviously budget cuts and other things that take affect so as students we made do what they offered. I wish there would be more clubs and activities that better fit a more variety of students instead of the normal sports extracurricular. Overall I enjoyed my time there and was an exceptional district to attend.