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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. Health & Safety
    grade A+
  7. Administration
    grade A+
  8. Sports
    grade C minus
  9. Food
    grade A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade A+

About

100 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES, TX 78570
About South Texas Independent School District...

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Grades
6-12
Total Schools
6
Students
4,126
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 in 2022-23)

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 6-10 in 2022-23)

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
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1200
945 responses
Average ACT
26
497 responses

South Texas ISD expanding grade levels served in 2022-23

STISD is excited to announce the expansion of the grade levels served to include 6th grade at all STISD middle schools and 10th grade at the new STISD Virtual Academy for 2022-23. Enrollment for grades 6-11 is open now!

Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,126
Free or Reduced Lunch
53.1%

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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,942
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,545 / student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    45%
  • 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 minus
Median Household Income
$34,677
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$574
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$71,000
National
$217,500

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