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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
PSJA Southwest Early College High School is a public school located in Pharr, TX. It has 1,812 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
300 E Rancho Blanco Rd
Pharr, TX 78577
Telephone
(956) 354-2480
Website
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PSJA Southwest Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1030
22 responses
Average ACT
20
90 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,445
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$735
National
$949
Median Home Value
$74,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • Peprallys
    19%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Band events
    8%
  • Senior Walk at the last home football game.
    6%
  • Student vs teacher events
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,812
Free or Reduced Lunch
96%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,131
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.6%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,822/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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My experience at PSJA Early College High School, helped me to become the person that I am today! It has so many academic programs and activites that engages with the student, that allows them to have fun while they learn! On top of that, they offer 2 years of FREE College! Students can graduate from high school and from college with an Associates at the same time! They offer so much help! The teachers are very conprehensive and they will work with you! They are not only good academically but they are also very great at sports! So if you consider yourself a student-athlete, then PSJA Southwest id for you! Oh and they also offer lots of fine arts and music programs!
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My experience with PSJA southwest ECHS has prepared me and has educated me in what I need in order to be successful in college. The environment at this school is very well spirited, everyone is involved in our school's sports. The teachers and the students are both outgoing and welcoming. They have helped me throughout my college application process and guided me to finish up the things I needed to do to graduate. In addition, I learned to become patient and an independent person, these are different skills that I need to become successful in college. These skills I obtained while attending this high school, made me the person I am today. Thank you
My experience at PSJA Southwest Early College High School has been one wild ride. If I am not busy with my studies, I am either participating in my extracurricular activities or volunteering. The school does encourage college learning, but their choices in funding are questionable. Overall, I was able to succeed in this school to my best ability.