South Texas Academy for Medical Professions
1 Niche Standout High Schools in Cameron County
- South Texas Independent School District, TX
Alum: I think this high school is the best! After being a student here, I learned how to become more independent and how to take matters into my own hands. My experience here has undeniably made my first year in college the best it could possibly be. I have had an amazing first semester and have struggled very little with the education that South Texas Academy for Medical Professions has afforded me. The rigorous curriculum has made college so far seem like a breeze.
- 536 Students
- 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
- 78% Free or Reduced Lunch
IDEA Frontier College Preparatory
- Public School
- Brownsville, TX
Junior: Like any school, there is always room for improvement. However, they are particularly well at encouraging students to attend and succeed in college. The rigorous courses prepare the students for the challenges to come once in college. The teachers really care for the students and are always available to them. The field lessons give the students a good look at a college environment and allow them to ask any questions they may have about the specific college. I would recommend they decrease the amount of homework given and work towards giving those students some school pride.
- 797 Students
- 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
- 88% Free or Reduced Lunch
Los Fresnos High School
- Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District, TX
Alum: I myself went to Los Fresnos High School. I Graduated last year, June 2015. I have lived in the small town of Los Fresnos all of my life actually, all 19 years. My Experience with LFHS was very excellent! I enjoyed all of my years there. All of the teachers and the staff were very good. They really helped me out a lot and taught me so much. The food they served there was healthy but delicious at the same time. The clubs and activities they would have there were very fun as well! The students were super friendly, it was all one big family. I would highly recommend this high school.
- 2,188 Students
- 16:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
- 81% Free or Reduced Lunch
Early College High School
- Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District, TX
High School Senior: My overall experience is perfection, it made me realize who I want to be in the future, who your true friends are, and of course which college I want to attend! Having to pick my favorite experience is a tough one due to the numerous experiences I have had here at Early College High School. One of them would be when we all go to Relay For Life in La Feria, Tx. This event that supports cancer and the families as well, it was a powerful moment and felt so much love there supporting those who didn't deserve that lifestyle. Another one would be at the end of the year celebrations of course! Everybody here celebrating the same thing as we move on to the next grade till we graduate, the whole atmosphere is always filled with joy and that's what makes ECHS unique. The infinite joy it gives to students/teachers and no other school can do that. To do all 4 years of high school will be insane, but ECHS would always be my number one choice because the place made me feel like I was number one.
- 320 Students
- 20:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
- 53% Free or Reduced Lunch
Brownsville Early College High School
- Brownsville Independent School District, TX
Senior: If you thrive in small environments and want to get ahead in the college game, this school is perfect. Everyone here, from the staff to the students, are dedicated to their work, thus earning us the National Blue Ribbon Honors. The on-campus teachers do an excellent job at preparing the future upperclassmen for the schoolwork given at UTRGV. A draw back, though, is that there are no sports here, but their are more than enough clubs to participate in. The diversity here is also pretty low, due to the fact that BECHS is located in a predominantly hispanic area. Other than that, this school is an excellent place to learn at!
- 374 Students
- 22:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
- 86% Free or Reduced Lunch