A+
Overall Niche Grade
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  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+
South Texas Independent School District is an elite, public school district located in Mercedes, TX. It has 3,376 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% 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
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1180
450 responses
Average ACT
26
316 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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I enjoyed the fact that it gave more educational advantages such as giving the psat to all freshman, sophomore, and juniors. The school district is very successful in providing security and technology opportunities such as having numerous computer labs and offering tech-related courses to students. Also, everyone is close to one another so it feels like one big family. One thing that I may change is the electives such as music, sports, and arts. I wish that they could incorporate those interests into extracurricular activities and be open to sports competitions with other school districts. It would be nice for the school to have a broader range of goals not only on academics but the activities that I have mentioned above.
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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.
South Texas independent school district, I believe, is a college ready high school which prepares you immensely through hard work and real world readiness. My experience of being in this school district for almost 4 years now has been a great one, I have been exposed to different cultures and have met many people of similar and different ethnicity. Now going into my final months of high school I feel like i am very well prepared for college, the STISD academic curriculum is one of the best, it was even recognized as top school district in Texas by newspapers such as 'The Monitor' and more.