A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
900 Med High Dr
Mercedes, TX 78570
Telephone
(956) 565-4620

The Science Academy of South Texas Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
166 responses
Average ACT
28
124 responses
AP Enrollment
68%
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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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
96%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 123 responses
Report
  • Renaissance festival
    27%
  • Java Night
    24%
  • Decorating Senior Hallway!!
    14%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Freshman Mixer
    7%
  • Graduation Pep Rally
    5%
  • Senior Swim Day
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
785
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 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
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Attending Science Academy has been so rewarding and inspiring in multiple ways. Being able to understand what it takes to be successful in a tough, competitive environment such as Sci-Tech, is extremely rewarding. Especially when you attend a school like mine that gives you the opportunities to learn inside and outside the classroom. Not only do you learn the core materials that are essential for college, but you also learn what type of person you are, the student you are and what are your interests and aspirations. Coming to Science Academy isn't always the easiest choice, but it is definitly the right choice if you want to be pushed and excel at your craft.
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The Science Academy is academically challenging, culturally diverse, enjoyable, and one of the highest ranked schools in Texas. It nearly over-prepares its students to enter college, however, which has its pros and cons. If attending, be prepared to work harder than you ever have, but also to reap the benefits of an excellent, high-quality education.
All the teachers I have had at this high school are fun, engaging, and caring. They don't like to proceed until everyone in the classroom understands what's being said. If someone doesn't understand something in class, all teachers are available for a half-hour at the beginning of each day for tutoring. They grade fantastically! I'm a student who wants to know his grades as soon as he turns assignments in, but with grading done at latest the end of the day, I can't complain.