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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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South Texas Independent School District is a top rated, public school district located in Mercedes, TX. It has 3,589 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
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
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1180
489 responses
Average ACT
26
334 responses
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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
3,589
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,277
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%

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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In my experience with STISD has been great! All teachers and students are helpful, they do their best to help you with your classes and decisions. The teachers are very aware of their students grades along with how the student are personally. Administration helps with any questions you have and help you with your decisions for after High school. I've met with amazing people in this school that have helped me throughout my high school experience! This is an amazing school?
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South Texas Independent School District is amazing when it comes to providing transportation to those living all over the Rio Grande Valley, not only in the morning and after school, but also to those who stay for afternoon tutoring. The district also provides variety of highschools from the the spectrum of business, engineering, and medicine! Its been a pleasure of being part of this district for the past 4 years.
I'm a current senior at one of their high schools. The district is made up of 4 magnet high schools: South Texas Business Education and Technology Academy(BETA), South Texas School High School for Health Professions(Med-High), South Texas Academy for Health Professions(Med-Tech), and The Science Academy of South Texas(Sci-Tech). The district is great, it receives students across 4 counties and provides transportation with buses that have wi-fi on board. It really gives you the chance to meet people who want to study the same thing as you, regardless of where they're from.