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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Robert Vela High School is a highly rated, public school located in Edinburg, TX. It has 2,235 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
801 E Canton Rd
Edinburg, TX 78539
Telephone
(956) 289-2650
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Robert Vela High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1180
138 responses
Average ACT
23
222 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
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$45,038
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$737
National
$949
Median Home Value
$106,500
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 88 responses
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  • Sports, UIL debate,
    22%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Football games
    11%
  • Band
    9%
  • Orchestra concerts, plays, painting parties
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,235
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,818
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,260/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 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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Robert Vela High School is an exquisite campus with a devoted staff. From their instructors to their custodial management, everyone cares about the well-being and education of their students. Inside classrooms, teachers play the role of parent in proportion to instructor. Classrooms offer safe environments to grow, not only intellectually, but as a person. Administration also makes an effort to understand the lives of their student body. In terms of academics, the institution is highly competitive with advanced placement programs differentiating top ranking students.
Robert Vela truly gives every student the opportunity to find their own niche in the school, whether it be in student government, chess club, academic decathlon, football, swimming, and so much more. The environment is very competitive, but the students don't tear each other down. They uplift each other to be better, which is something taught by their teachers.