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South Texas Business Education & Technology Academ


Overview

Student Enrollment
669
Best High School in Texas
#95
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District SOUTH TEXAS ISD
Type Public
 Phone (956)383-1684
 Location 510 S SUGAR RD
EDINBURG, TX 78539
Charter School No

South Texas Business Education & Technology Academ has an academic rating significantly above the average for Texas high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 95th in the best public high schools in Texas.

Demographics

Race

The South Texas Business Education & Technology Academ student body is almost exclusively Hispanic with a small White population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White4.2%28
Black0.9%6
Hispanic91%609
Asian Pacific3.1%21
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.7%5

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Lower 24.9%

58.6% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Texas high school median of 41.7%. By this measure, SOUTH TEXAS BUSINESS EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY ACADEM students are largely lower income and rank 894th in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman206
Sophomore185
Junior135
Senior143
Total669

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 260th in Texas

Students at South Texas Business Education & Technology Academ scored an average 82% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is well above the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 20.9% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls80% to 84%*85% to 89%*
Boys75% to 79%*75% to 79%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic75% to 79%*82%
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
Whitesuppressed*50% or more*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*40% to 49%*
Limited English60% to 79%*65% to 69%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
957

The average SAT score for South Texas Business Education & Technology Academ students in 2015 was 957.

College Admission Test Participation

9 out of 10

Rank: 99th in Texas

204 out of 278 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (73%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Texas median rate of 33% and in the top 9% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

4 out of 10

Rank: 348th in Texas

South Texas Business Education & Technology Academ offers 12 AP courses. 65 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 97% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. South Texas Business Education & Technology Academ had 409 taking AP exams with a 158 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 44% percentile and slightly below the state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 39% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 65% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 37%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 64%
AP Courses Offered 12

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students11.4%73
Boys13.8%44
Girls9.1%29
Texas Median11.7%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.4%15
Boys4.1%13
Girls0.6%2

Location

South Texas Business Education & Technology Academ
510 S SUGAR RD
EDINBURG, TX
78539
(956)383-1684

10 out of 10 1

District

SOUTH TEXAS ISD
MERCEDES, TX