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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
South Texas High School for Health Professions is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Mercedes, TX. It has 861 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

South Texas High School for Health Professions Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
199 responses
Average ACT
25
109 responses
AP Enrollment
64%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$47,607
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$800
National
$949
Median Home Value
$106,800
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 128 responses
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  • Junior Take Over
    16%
  • HOSA
    14%
  • Powderpuff and Talent show
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Pep Rally
    10%
  • Senior Prank
    8%
  • Mrs. Puckett talking about her kids
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
861
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,846
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.7%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 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
$18,263/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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Even though South Texas for Health Professions High School doesn’t focus on sports like any other school, this school sure focuses on getting their students involved in innovating, STEM, and prepare them for their future career. This school also has really great staff who are willing to work with the students and inform parents about their progress. The counselors here are willing to do whatever it takes for each student to graduate with their requirements and more. Even though some students find this school to be rigorous because of the amount of work that’s assigned, in the end all students know that it’s going to prepare the for college. Med High has prepared me and is still preparing me for my future career and has opened my eyes.
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I am a firm believer that high school, especially a specialized one such as MedHigh, does not set-and-stone set you towards that specific path. Though, if you have decided to go into the medical field whether as a transfer or freshman, MedHigh provides a fine line of medical-related opportunities in classes or extracurriculars. Starting freshman year, Fundamentals of Health Science, to Junior year and Senior years separating into the dental, veterinarian (following to senior year), EMT, Nursing, and Medical Assisting classes.
Clubs carry most of the extra-curricular. Rare opportunities include working with professors at A&M University for research or hosting a community Health Expo.
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!