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South Texas Independent School District
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  • MERCEDES, TX

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All South Texas ISD campuses with the exception of the STISD Virtual Academy returned to 100 percent in-person instruction for the current school year. STISD has safety protocols in place to help ensure the safest environment for our district community. Learn More

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grade A+
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 minus
  6. Administration
    grade A+
  7. Sports
    grade C minus
  8. Food
    grade A+
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade A+

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South Texas Independent School District is a top rated, public school district located in MERCEDES, TX. It has 4,194 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1200
1,031 responses
Average ACT
26
561 responses

Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,194
Free or Reduced Lunch
53.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,933
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,545 / 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 minus
Median Household Income
$36,325
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$564
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$84,100
National
$244,900

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