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
78 responses
Average ACT
23
129 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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Sports, UIL debate,
    31%
  • Homecoming
    25%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Orchestra concerts, plays, painting parties
    6%
  • Band
    6%
  • Football games
    6%
  • Learning
    4%

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%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 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
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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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!
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RVHS is a great high school that is very competitive and in return pushes you to excel in your academics. The sport programs that are offered here are supreme. The one thing I didn't like was that the administrators do not do everything in their power to inform the students on the programs that are offered here. I know many student who have missed opportunities because the school is just a little unorganized. But overall the experience I have had here has been quit pleasant, and I am sure to be a little sad when I graduate in June.
I can easily name three teachers who have made an impact in my life that came from taking courses from this school. They are Mrs. Gomez, Mr. Hernandez, and Mrs. Lopez, and because of them, I'm the confident youth that I know and love. They reassured my fears in life and my current grade in their class. There are tons of teachers I've never taken, though I can safely gurantee that there are plenty to be found at RVHS. Even better are most of the students found here and as an introvert who finds it hard to make friends, I easily found them here. I'd retake my highschool years if I can, and they'd definitely be taken at this school again.