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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
United South High School is a public school located in Laredo, TX. It has 3,214 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

United South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1020
470 responses
Average ACT
21
59 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$43,351
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$826
National
$949
Median Home Value
$122,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.49 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.49 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 191 responses
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  • Pep-rallies
    22%
  • Senior Week
    21%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Basketball games
    10%
  • Magnet Banquet
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Music
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,214
Free or Reduced Lunch
85%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,751
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,835/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.79 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.79 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.79 responses
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United South High School is typically like any other American HIghschool. Yet, there was always that feeling of students simply being numbers rather than people. There was also a lot of favoritism among the teachers when it came to extra help. Unless you were in the Magnet program, all the other classes have mediocre to poor school equipment. My counselor personally was amazing, however, and I did manage to gain plenty of good teacher-student relationships. Only some teachers were willing to go above and beyond for their students while others did the minimum for grades. Equipment for many sciences, math, and tech classes were also very poor and typically never had new equipment unless it came out of the teacher or students' pockets. More often than not, the teacher provided certain equipment. There is also the issue of the football team gaining more funding than any other sport. Even though the football team hardly showed promising results.
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United South High school is great! There are many opportunities always being distributed to the students, and it seems many of the alumni care about their grades. Also the students and faculty all get along, and it’s a very friendly family environment for all. The only problem is that some of the students who attend here are very disrespectful, don’t care about school, are violent, are derogatory, and they distract the class. But no worries! This is only present in STARR classes designed to help those who failed. The advanced classes, dual enrollment classes, rotational/endorsement classes, and magnet classes are great!
United South High School has given me, as a student, many opportunities. I am a sophomore and I have already taken an AP class and pass. Not only that, this school offers the MAGNET program that includes two pathways, bussiness and technology. This school also offers many great classes such as, graphic design, culinary class and many ap classes. This school isn't that diverse though; therefore, their are students who say many offensive things without seeing the consequences. However, the school is very secure. We have large amounts of sercurity guards. Also my school was accepted by College Board. My experience was great overall. Thank you for your time.