B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Robert Vela High School is an above average, public school located in Edinburg, TX. It has 2,115 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
Address
801 E Canton Rd
Edinburg, TX 78539
Telephone
(956) 289-2650

Robert Vela High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1140
87 responses
Average ACT
23
145 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Sports, UIL debate,
    24%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Band
    8%
  • Football games
    8%
  • Orchestra concerts, plays, painting parties
    7%
  • Learning
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,115
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
76%
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
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,926/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Robert Vela High School is a school with pride and academic readiness. This campus will urge you in the right direction and they have unlimited resources. They also have classes that are not available in other schools and have teachers who make learning fun. Along with the academics, the athletic department is well off with a district football team and a basketball team that made it to round four for state. In addition, the fine arts program is also good due to incredible staff and the encouragement from administrators. Robert Vela also has an excessive amount of clubs offered to everyone with countless amount of community service opportunities. In fact, the LEOs club has the most number of members in the area! This high school campus is rich in their resources and staff and is continuing to make the school even better.
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This school has honestly changed my life. I honestly think that if I didn't go to school here, I wouldn't be where I am now: at UT! The teachers are so wonderful & really challenge you because they know you are capable of doing amazing things. The teachers are great mentors, too! I can tell you that I used to be a horrible writer but once I came here, I became better because my English teacher pushed me to do better. At Vela, I discovered what I wanted to do with my life and I couldn't have done it without my teachers and mentors that I have encountered at Vela. UIL State Champions in Math/Calculator, all the other UIL teams are great, especially One Act Play. Sports is huge here, too. I love the school so much. I love it so much, I plan to go back and teach there once I graduate college!
Our school, Robert Vela High School, is one of the best of the best schools in the Edinburg School District. We are the cream of the crop when regarding academic achievements, sports, fine arts programs, etc. We thrive in everything we do. We are an exceptional school and the students contribute to that heavily. Robert Vela, our namesake, was an incredible man, coach, and educator in life. In death, we make him proud with our positive actions and keep the black and blue colors strongly seen by being our best in everything we do. The school itself is a great place to if you want to achieve success in your academic career, we have such great resources to learn to the best ability. The student body and staff make the school environment electric, all abuzz with effort in our daily activities. It is a great school, I am blessed to be a part of its 2018 graduating class.