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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Weslaco Independent School District is a public school district located in Weslaco, TX. It has 17,275 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

Weslaco Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1140
75 responses
Average ACT
22
518 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
17,275
Free or Reduced Lunch
81.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,554
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,540/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$43,841
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$693
National
$949
Median Home Value
$83,600
National
$184,700

Weslaco Independent School District Reviews

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I just graduated from Weslaco High School being a part of the Class of 2020. Overall being in the district of most of my academic years starting from 2008, Weslaco Independent School district is one of the best if not the best at being one of the most heavily student and academic focused districts that I know. In each school, the teachers and faculty care about students’ academic success. Not one school that I attended while being a student did one teacher not care for a student’s success. For example, during the pandemic, the district provided laptops and calculators to students without them and transitioned to the environment of online learning without any problems that I have heard of. They also provided lunch to students and children during this pandemic. These acts provided proof that my years of being a student of Weslaco Independent School District is an awesome experience and one that I’ll never forget.
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Overall, the experience at Weslaco Independent School District was great. Every year, WISD managed to improve their care for each of their students! The faculty was extremely involved with various programs: i.e. the athletics program, fine arts program, etc.. progressively expanding and influencing support from various other school districts.
Since it is in an underfunded predominantly Hispanic region, resources are fairly low for many students throughout all grades and schools. It is not an ideal learning environment, but the teachers, administrators, and other staff members do as much as they can to help students succeed, given the circumstances and available resources, which is something that I truly appreciate and respect.