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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
South Texas Academy for Medical Professions is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Olmito, TX. It has 627 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
10650 Frontage Rd
Olmito, TX 78575
Telephone
(956) 214-6100
Website

South Texas Academy for Medical Professions Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
76 responses
Average ACT
24
32 responses
AP Enrollment
69%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,255
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$644
National
$949
Median Home Value
$83,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Clinicals
    33%
  • HOSA
    18%
  • Red ribon week
    18%
  • Summer internships
    14%
  • Diabetes walkathon
    6%
  • Games and Greek socials
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
627
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,277
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 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
$20,545/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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South Texas Academy for Medical Professions Reviews

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South Texas Academy for Medical Professions is without a doubt the best school in the South Texas area. The well-educated teachers, challenging academics, and college preparedness are only part of the reason why the school is so highly looked upon, but the resources available to students is what seals the deal. Technology is available to students literally at all times. Flat screens used to correlate to the curriculum, laptops or iPads available in almost every classroom, an open library that holds computers, printers, scanners, and even laptops, USB'S, cameras. and Wi-Fi hotspots that students can check out and take home! The acceptance of an advancing technology in the classroom is a part of the reason that the school is ranked top 20 in the state. Unlimited resources combined with the proper knowledge given by the educated health professionals is why Medical Academy is a part of one of the most successful school districts in Texas.
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Medical Academy is a school for those who like to challenge themselves. Throughout the 4 years I've been there, it definitely taught me to academically challenge myself for achievement. Courses are not too difficult, but can be overwhelming if you pile up and procrastinate on your work. There aren't too many clubs and most are not really active (except for FTK and HOSA). HOSA is a big deal at this school and a very good experience, so definitely sign up! The ambiance of the students is nice overall. Once this school starts blowing up with more incoming freshmen, the halls seem a bit hectic. I spent 3 years in the new campus in Olmito and the 2017-2018 has been the most packed of them all. All the staff is friendly and will help you right away. Any student wanting to pursue a medical career should definitely consider attending Medical Academy.
This school is a great environment. All the teachers and staff are really nice and are always there to help you with anything that you need. The food there is delicious and they prepare you for a career in the medical world. During your Junior and Senior year, the medical teachers take you to hospitals to start your clinical rotations. The school has a lot of awesome clubs. The hallways and classrooms are always neat and clean, everything there is technology the teachers use televisions as boards and the desks have cup holders and wheels. but overall they help you to get what you need to be college readiness!