A+
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+
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
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1120
130 responses
Average ACT
25
74 responses
AP Enrollment
67%

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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.27 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 112 responses
Report
  • Junior Take Over
    15%
  • HOSA
    13%
  • Powderpuff and Talent show
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Pep Rally
    10%
  • Senior Prank
    9%
  • Mrs. Puckett talking about her kids
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
794
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$20,545/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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In my four years of attending South Texas High School for Health Professions, or for short, Med High, I have experienced tremendous advantages in my education, social skills, leadership abilities, college readiness, and determination. The teachers have many years of experience, and they strive for student achievement. Students grow in these four years with exposure to wide student diversity. Getting to know other people of different religions, races, and ethnic backgrounds builds social personality within each student. Med High also caters multiple college classes that students can take to prepare for future college life. These college classes transfer over to select colleges and universities that students wish to be accepted to. One characteristic that makes Med High stand out more than every high school in America is the Health Science education.
Review South Texas High School for Health Professions
South Texas High School for Health Professions does an absolutely great job when it comes to academics and driving the students to "aim higher" in every aspect. They are growing and improving and offering programs focused to obtain a certificate as a senior, whether it be a Registered Dental Assistant, Certified EMT, Veterinary Assistant and much more. The only personal improvement the school can definitely attain, is to offer more activities and approach them in an equally scholastic, beneficial, and fun aspect; and involve parents more, especially when it comes to information about college.
South Texas High School for Health Professions is a challenging, medical based, magnet high-school that offers a variety of college courses and health related classes such as Pharmacology, EMT, Radiology, Forensic Sciences, Veterinary, Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, Maternal/Newborn, etc., as well as opportunities to become certified as either Pharmacy Tech, Veterinary Tech, Dental Assistant, Nursing Assistant, EMT 1 and more! Any student attending this school will graduate far better prepared for college curriculum than regular high school students. All in all, the benefits are well worth the challenge.