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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
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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.
About South Texas Independent School District...
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
550 responses
Average ACT
26
359 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
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%
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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 as a senior part of this district I really appreciate the type of academics they have specially in the medical field. They prepare you so much for college, they give you a taste of what college life is like. But one thing I would like for the district to improve is clubs, activities, sports, etc. Because right now as a student they do not have fun clubs or activities that students can join. Another one is sports they have a little variety of sports that it gets boring and a major reason why kids leave the district. another thing is homework, one future advise is too much homework cause stress and makes students sick another reason why students leave the district. But overall, good district just small improvements.