South Texas Independent School District (STISD) and all of its campuses were ranked among the best in the state in the Niche 2015 Best K-12 Schools list released this week.
South Texas Preparatory Academy (STPA) in Edinburg ranked 11th in the Best Public Middle Schools in Texas list. All four STISD high schools ranked among the top in the state in the 100 Best Public High Schools in Texas. The Science Academy of South Texas (Sci Tech) in Mercedes ranked 4th, South Texas Academy for Medical Professions (Medical Academy) in San Benito ranked 54th, South Texas High School for Health Professions (Med High) in Mercedes ranked 62nd, and South Texas Business, Education & Technology Academy (BETA) ranked 72nd.
STISD was ranked 7th out of 100 in the Best School District in Texas list, and it received an A+ overall Niche grade.
According to the company website, Niche ranks more than 100,000 public and private schools and districts based on dozens of statistics and 27 million opinions from 300,000 students and parents. They offer unique insight into more than 120,000 K-12 schools. Students and parents can explore millions of reviews and rankings and compare educational outcomes across schools and districts.
Marla M. Guerra, Ed.D., superintendent of schools for STISD, was pleased to see all of the campuses appear on the list. “It is a true honor to see all of our campuses and our district as a whole ranked among the best in the state in the Niche lists. Knowing that these rankings take into account opinions from students and parents make this even more special, as it is a testament to the STISD experience.”
South Texas Independent School District (STISD) serves junior high and high school students who live along the southernmost tip of Texas, the region known as the Rio Grande Valley. The district stretches over three counties – Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy. The only all-magnet school district in the state, STISD offers Valley students an educational alternative. STISD schools provide a personal environment, a strong scholastic program and hands-on training in various professional career fields.
Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year for all STISD campuses begins on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.