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South Texas Independent School District
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  • MERCEDES, TX

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B+
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Administration
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  7. Sports
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  8. Food
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  9. Resources & Facilities
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100 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES, TX 78570
About South Texas Independent School District...

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Grades
6-12
Total Schools
6
Students
4,251
From South Texas Independent School District

STISD serves middle and high school students who live within Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy Counties in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. STISD overlaps 28 other school districts, an area of 3,643 miles.

Middle Schools (grades 6-8)

South Texas ISD Preparatory Academy in Edinburg

South Texas ISD Rising Scholars Academy in San Benito

High Schools (grades 9-12)

South Texas ISD Health Professions in Mercedes

South Texas ISD Medical Professions in Olmito

South Texas ISD Science Academy in Mercedes

South Texas ISD World Scholars in Mercedes

STISD Virtual Academy (grades 6-11 in 2023-24)

The only all-magnet school district in the state, STISD provides a personal environment, a strong scholastic program and hands-on training in various professional career fields.

There is no cost for students to attend, and bus transportation is also free of charge. Any student with the desire to learn and work hard can attend so long as he or she resides within the tri-county area.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1200
917 responses
Average ACT
26
467 responses

South Texas ISD introduces Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) at Science Academy for the 2023-24 school year

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STISD is excited to introduce Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) at Science Academy for the 2023-24 school year. P-TECH is an innovative school model that allows students to receive curriculum focused on workforce needs, and develop partnerships while obtaining credentials, certificates and college credit hours. The district is partnering with UTRGV, TSTC and Nerdvana.

Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,251
Free or Reduced Lunch
53.1%

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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,934
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,039 / student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    44%
  • Other
    3%

Living in the Area

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade A
  2. Good for Families
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$43,243
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$625
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$102,100
National
$281,900

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