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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
South Texas High School for Health Professions is an elite, public, magnet school located in Mercedes, TX. It has 733 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
700 Med High Dr
Mercedes, TX 78570
Telephone
(956) 565-2237

South Texas High School for Health Professions Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
154 responses
Average ACT
25
90 responses
AP Enrollment
67%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$29,706
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$559
National
$949
Median Home Value
$57,900
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 117 responses
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  • Junior Take Over
    15%
  • HOSA
    14%
  • Powderpuff and Talent show
    14%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Pep Rally
    9%
  • Senior Prank
    9%
  • Mrs. Puckett talking about her kids
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
733
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,277
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 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
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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South Texas High School for Health Professions is an outstanding school where I am able to learn and thrive to be the best I can be. They teach students in a very creative and fun way, which increases the students love to learn new information. Unlike other school, South Texas High School for Health Professions teaches and demonstrates medical equipment and procedures for future healthcare providers and make them think about their future. I certainly recommend this fantastic school to those who want to go to a school to learn, be successful, and be prosperous!
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South Texas High School for Health Professions prepares their students through extensive vigorous courses, and provides college exceptions from their students. The teachers at this school care greatly for their students, and motivate us to do well with our school work. This school also focuses on careers going into the medical field, and provides great resources for preparing us for what is to be expected when working at a healthcare facility. This school also has plenty of extra-curricular activities an clubs that all students can participate in. Such clubs and organizations include, HOSA, UIL, KOM, Student Council, etc. This school also has a wide range of diversity among its students.
My experience attending South Texas High School for Health Professions was unique and helped broaden my horizons. The exposure of the schools academic criteria helped me fully understand the growing need for Allied health care professionals and the variety of careers. I have always felt privileged to have been part of the graduating alumni; I graduated in 1988, I was part of the second graduating class from the school. More important, I felt better prepared for my college course work after graduating high school. The teachers always stress the importance of preparing their students for the demands of self study and time management. In addition, my educational experience during high school at South Texas High School for professions was a cornerstone to my academic studies and as an Allied health care professional.