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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 Business Education & Technology Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Edinburg, TX. It has 672 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 79% in reading.
Address
510 S Sugar Rd
Edinburg, TX 78539
Telephone
(956) 383-1684
Website

South Texas Business Education & Technology Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
79 responses
Average ACT
23
83 responses
AP Enrollment
69%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$43,760
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$704
National
$949
Median Home Value
$104,900
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Medieval Fair, Class Volleyball Tournament,
    41%
  • Ocasional Pep Rallys
    27%
  • Fall festival
    14%
  • Field Trips
    11%
  • Mr. & Ms. BETA
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
672
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,277
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 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
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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I love the energy and how easy it is to make connections with one another at the school. It is pretty tight knit. I enjoy our block scheduling and career focused education classes. There are many educational opportunities that really put the academically focused school over the top. There are opportunities for Dual Enrollment with both STC and UTRGV, as well as AP and IB Diploma programs. There are a variation of clubs and organizations that are open for anyone to join, and even though we are an academically focused campus, we still have sports like Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, 7 on 7, and PowderPuff. However the thing that really brings the school down is the administration, and how unorganized they are. Students, parents, staff, security and admin are never on the same page with rules, events or policies. Also, despite being close to many businesses and restaurants, we still have closed campus and are forced to either eat school lunch or bring lunch from home.
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I love BETA (South Texas Business, Education and Technology Academy due to its great learning experience as it offers classes that aim for careers in the fields of business, education, and technology. The teachers and administration are spectacular as they are educationally and personally involved with their students lives, showing how much they care for their students' futures. The BETA community may be small, but everyone is close and friendly to each other as we are a big family. BETA also provides the International Baccalaureate program which helps students gain leadership skills and reflect on their education and how it affects the world. Being a part of BETA has been wonderful, and I can't wait for the next two years to come.
South Texas Beta has helped me be better prepared for the future, from the teachers who care endlessly to the three career tracks provided. The business track has helped me be more aware of worldwide issues as well as giving me initiative to maybe one day start my own business. Along side of of the three track students also have the opportunity to undertake the IB program, and I can easily say that program has taught me how to work hard and manage my time correctly. The one thing I would change though is the help the counselors give the seniors, maybe a little more help will give students more opportunities for college.