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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District is a public school district located in Pharr, TX. It has 32,680 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
601 E Kelly
Pharr, TX 78577
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Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1010
354 responses
Average ACT
21
653 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
32,680
Free or Reduced Lunch
87.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,131
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$371,120,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,822/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$39,372
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$750
National
$949
Median Home Value
$77,600
National
$184,700

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District Reviews

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What I love about PSJA, is its commitment to providing the best learning environment for its students. As a Native-Spanish speaker, I really struggled learning english. I would get made fun of whenever I would read anything to the class, and as a result I was terrified of speaking. However, my teachers were always coming to my defense and giving me private lessons. My progress? Well, everything you have read was typed without Google Translate. I love this district but a change I would make is the disciplinary policy. I dislike zero tolerance and think it is unfair towards students using their right to self-defense.
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My experience going to both middle school and high school within this district has its good and bad sides. Overall, the teachers I have had the privilege to have were amazing; I learned so many new subjects and a good amount of the teachers I had were extremely welcoming and supportive when students had problems. The main issue I have is the end of year Capstone project being made a requirement to graduate. I do not think this is necessary for students to graduate and I disagree with many of the positives that administration seems to believe will come out of forcing seniors to do this project. If this project is going to be a necessity, I believe it should be put upon high school sophomores rather than seniors because seniors simply do not have the time to do this project. Overall, I have had a wonderful experience attending school in this district and I hope it continues to improve years after I leave.
Overall my school experience while attending PSJA was average. This school talks about being equal to everyone and always trying to help while in reality they do not. The teachers, counselors and even principle have their favorites and always try to help them out while they leave the other students behind to help last. The district claims that they are college and they are in a part but not exactly, students try their best in all the college courses they take but how will they graduate with their degree if some of the classes they need are not available? This school like many others rather focus on sports than on just education.