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South Texas ISD Science Academy
  • Public, Magnet
  • MERCEDES, TX

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A+
  7. Administration
    grade A
  8. Sports
    grade unavailable
  9. Food
    grade A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade A+

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South Texas ISD Science Academy is a top rated, public, magnet school located in MERCEDES, TX. It has 767 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

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South Texas ISD Science Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
396 responses
Average ACT
29
180 responses
AP Enrollment
85%

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$48,815
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$819
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$112,400
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 32 responses
Poll
97%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 158 responses
  • Renaissance festival
    26%
  • Java Night
    22%
  • Decorating Senior Hallway!!
    14%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Freshman Mixer
    6%
  • Exploration day
    6%
  • Senior Swim Day
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
767
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 46 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 46 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,942
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 48 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 48 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,545 / year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 53 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 53 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 53 responses

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