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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Sports
    B-
First Baptist School is an above average, private, Christian school located in Brownsville, TX. It has 294 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1600 Boca Chica Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Telephone
(956) 542-4854

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Academics

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Average SAT
1090
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Average ACT
26
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Students

Diversity
C
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Students
294
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,255
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$644
National
$949
Median Home Value
$83,800
National
$184,700
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I attended First Baptist from 1st through 8th grade, and I feel that it adequately prepared me for a rigorous high school. I participated in activities such as track & field. During the time I attended this school, I felt that resources were limited. Diversity was poor; the majority of students were Hispanic, a small number of white students, and about two Asian students from what I recall. The safety is alright, but the fencing on one side of the school near the street was rather dangerous because anyone could walk over it and enter school grounds. The food was compared to hospital food; students claimed it came from a hospital (which may be true), but it seems like your average school lunch. The school is old, the facilities reflecting such age. Overall, (if the current teachers are the same as before or of comparable quality as they were before) this school is good for its rigor and academic quality.
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My experience at First Baptist School was great, I got there when I was in 8 grade. I didn't master English as I do know so it was very difficult for me to get soon with everyone, friend as and teachers. As time goes by, everyone around me was influencing me in a positive way to learn English without I even realizing it. I can say pretty sure that I recommend First Baptist School to everyone.
Though First Baptist School does have a great academics program, offering well-vexed teachers and dual-enrollment programs for students, there is still a lot of room for improvement. For example, the incredible amount of pressure is felt by every student in high school. It is especially felt by those entering high school who had not been there previously in middle school. Due to the fact that the students have no prior knowledge of how the system works, it hits them like a torpedo. They are used to "loosey-goosey" and many do not survive more than one year. Where does this sense of pressure and stress and pressure come from? It mostly comes from the ridiculous amount of homework assignments, quizzes, and tests given. Not only is it a large amount of all of this, it is also the fact that the teachers do not pace the class. Every assignment just comes right after the other. A typical day in the life of a student in First Baptist is as follows: quiz, test, quiz, quiz, homework, homework, test, test, quiz, more homework. This is what I would change about the school. I would actually let the students breathe and not drown them in assignments. However, this does not go to show that the school is completely bad. First Baptist is unique in the sense that it offers dual-enrollment classes. What these classes do is that they give any student taking said classes college credit. Obtaining these credits before even entering any university or institute is that it saves students time and money. Quite frankly, if I could do it all over, I really don;t know if I would choose this school again. On the one hand, there is the opportunity to earn college credit. On the other hand, there is the incredible amount of stress and pressure from all of the homework assigned. This is why I have mixed feelings about whether or not I would choose this school again.