A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
100 Med High Dr
Mercedes, TX 78570
Telephone
(956) 514-4216
Website

South Texas Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1180
417 responses
Average ACT
26
297 responses
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Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,376
Free or Reduced Lunch
57.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,277
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$43,491,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,545/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    51%
  • Support Services
    46%
  • Other
    3%

South Texas Independent School District Reviews

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The South Texas Independent School district is a magnet school driven district that has dedicated itself to providing a higher level of educations to students in the Rio Grande Valley. With dedicated teachers, administrators and students, the result is a culture where students focus on achieving their personal goals and maximizing their high school experiences. STISD provides a vast range of study opportunities, having 4 schools that each has its own specialty, from science and engineering to Business and even medical professions. STISD is a school district filled with students from all backgrounds and capabilities, however, all of its students have one thing in common, the drive to succeed, with the helpful administration and teachers the South Texas Independent school District becomes a great environment for learning and achieving one's goals.
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Teachers are very helpful, as well as counselors! I feel like i am part of one big family. Academics are tough but at the same time very fun and competitive. The district also allows for seniors to graduate with a certification that allows them to work to help pay for their college or university.
South Texas Independent School District has schools that focus on different areas of studies that students can join if they are interested in them. For instance, they have The Science Academy of South Texas- which focuses on engineering-based courses, South Texas Business Education & Technology Academy- which focuses on classes for business, and South Texas High School for Health Professions- which offers courses for students who want to join the medical field. One thing that I would like changed is the addition of a new school for people interested in the arts and humanities.