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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  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 15 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
83 responses
Average ACT
24
35 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
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Clinicals
    33%
  • HOSA
    17%
  • Red ribon week
    17%
  • Summer internships
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Diabetes walkathon
    5%
  • Games and Greek socials
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
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%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,277
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
91%
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
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$20,545/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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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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Having graduated from Medical Academy, I am honored to say it was one of the best decision I have ever made. The school focuses primarily on its students, so a big chunk of the money they receive its used for new resources or better book editions for their students. There's no official sports team, but there's a wide variety of clubs to make up for it, many of which can grant access to National Societies. The teachers care about their students, in one way or another, and even if it doesn't feel like it most of the time. The food is not the best but compared to regular meals in other high schools they're a feast, and the waiting lines are worth it.

Something I hope future, or current attendees understand is that the only way to fail in Medical Academy is if you give up on passing your classes. There's always an opportunity to pass and if you don't seek help or put in even a small amount of effort, you won't make it. So keep your head up, and keep pushing forward, you can make it!
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.