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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 710 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
About South Texas High School for Health Professions...
Address
700 Med High Dr
Mercedes, TX 78570
Telephone
(956) 565-2237
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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
185 responses
Average ACT
25
105 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
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$45,792
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$788
National
$949
Median Home Value
$102,600
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.30 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 125 responses
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  • Junior Take Over
    15%
  • 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
710
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
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.46 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 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.46 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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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.
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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!
My overall experience at South High for Health Professions (Med High) has been amazing. Our school library have so many resources that we can’t even use them all. For people who can’t afford art supplies can go to our library and have a variety of choices. Our classes are rigorous but if you pay attention and ask for teachers help, you will be fine like me. We have amazing teachers who make sure that we ace our final exams with high scores. If there is something wrong with a bus or some part of a building, they will instantly fix these problems. This creates a safe environment for us to thrive and excel in our education. This school has excellent medical classes and have taught me so much about the anatomy and physiology of a human body. I am now certified in First Aid and CPR in a span of 4 weeks. The clubs and organizations are excellent and I have made so many good friends that have my back. I would not go to any other school even if you paid me to.