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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
South Texas ISD Preparatory Academy is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Edinburg, TX. It has 573 students in grades 7-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

South Texas ISD Preparatory Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$46,862
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$753
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,300
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
573
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,942
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses
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STPA is such a healthy and understanding environment to be in. All the teachers fully understand the student point of view and help all feel challenged at their own pace. The faculty and administration tries their hardest to help any student who is having difficulty or stress. One thing very noticeable is that the students above all have anyone’s back and are very friendly in various situations. Though STPA is known for its rigorous academics, their various sports and clubs thrive. Organizations like UIL, NJHS, Student Council and more are found at STPA. The sports would include volleyball, basketball, soccer, golf, kickball, football, track, and fitness clubs, like weight training. Not only does STPA offer these many sports, but the students excel! The girls volleyball team is an undefeated Texas Champion, and the track team has also placed in state competitions! I definitely recommend STPA to any incoming 7th or 8th graders who would love a welcoming, yet challenging environment.
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STPA is an amazing school with a rigorous and challenging academic curriculum. The teachers are willing to lend a helping hand, the students are very welcoming, and everyone treats you with the respect you deserve. As a current student here I would suggest this school to anyone who wants to achieve great things and wants to improve academically. This is a very safe environment with an array of clubs and organizations and very useful resources for students, teachers, and parents to use. The school also offers several advanced courses that will prepare you for high school. I recommend this school for anyone who wants to work hard and make a bright future for themselves!
As a former student at STPA, I can only say that this school has thoroughly changed my life. The students are very competitive but are willing to lend a hand whenever you need assistance, be it with schoolwork or just finding your way around. The teachers are excellent & explain the material very well, constantly making sure that the class is thoroughly engaged & ready to learn and making sure that no student is left behind. There are many high school credits available, such as AP Human Geography and English 1; here, you are only limited by how hard you are willing to work. Throughout my years at STPA, I have learned about countless subjects and made friends that I will never forget. It is impossible for me to express in words just how grateful I am to this school. I will always be proud to be an STPA Spartan!