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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  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
Thomas Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School is an above average, public school located in Pharr, TX. It has 608 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
714 E Business Hwy 83
Pharr, TX 78577
Telephone
(956) 784-8525
Website

Thomas Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1020
38 responses
Average ACT
22
47 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$36,501
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$706
National
$949
Median Home Value
$73,600
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Prom
    32%
  • Homecoming
    28%
  • Dance Program
    20%
  • Christmas choir and electronic team homecoming
    8%
  • Gaming Competition
    4%
  • Red Ribbon Week
    4%
  • Talent Show
    4%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
608
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,608
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.1%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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
$13,069/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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I wouldn't change anything about this school! It was a good challenge transitioning here from a regular public high school, and it helped prepare me better for college.
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Moving to this school, during my sophomore year, can be described as a breath of fresh air. Being able to get a firsthand experience at what is expected in college , has allowed me to prepare myself for the requirements of a 4-year university. What I admire most about my school is that it gives me the opportunity to enhance crucial skills such as leadership, time-management, communication, and developing a growth-mindset. The teachers and staff have done an outstanding job to ensure that students are succeeding, and are preparing themselves for their future. One change that I would hope to see in my school, are to integrate more traditions that my senior class can participate in. With all the hard work and effort that we put into our studies, it would be enjoyable to let our minds rest by participating in constructive activities.
In my opinion Thomas Jefferson ECHS is a wonderful school that provides amazing opportunities to all there students; they persuade every student to enroll in a college course class, and provide the money and transportation as well. It is extremely friendly to all and no one is left out in any activity.