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South Texas High School For Health Professions


Overview

Student Enrollment
794
Best High School in Texas
#78
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District SOUTH TEXAS ISD
Type Public
 Phone (956)565-2237
 Location 700 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES, TX 78570
Charter School No

South Texas High School For Health Professions 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 78th in the best public high schools in Texas.

Demographics

Race

The South Texas High School For Health Professions student body is mostly Hispanic with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White4.9%39
Black2.3%18
Hispanic75.4%599
Asian Pacific16.8%133
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.6%5

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Lower 41.6%

46.3% 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 H S FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS students are largely middle income and rank 695th in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman232
Sophomore158
Junior210
Senior194
Total794

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 173rd in Texas

Students at South Texas High School For Health Professions scored an average 85% 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 15.4% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls80% to 89%*90% to 94%*
Boys80% or more*80% to 84%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*95% or more*
Blacksuppressed*50% or more*
Hispanic80% to 89%*87%
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
Whitesuppressed*80% or more*
With Disabilitessuppressed*suppressed*
Limited Englishsuppressed*50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1033

The average SAT score for South Texas High School For Health Professions students in 2015 was 1033.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 19th in Texas

401 out of 404 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (99%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Texas median rate of 37% and in the top 3% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

3 out of 10

Rank: 418th in Texas

South Texas High School For Health Professions offers 18 AP courses. 71 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. South Texas High School For Health Professions had 498 taking AP exams with a 151 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 33% percentile and somewhat below the state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 30% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 71% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 17%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 29%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 68%
AP Courses Offered 18

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

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

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.2%2
Boys0.7%2
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 Students0.2%2
Boys0.7%2
Girls0%0
Texas Median11.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.7%14
Boys3.9%12
Girls0.7%2

Location

South Texas High School For Health Professions
700 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES, TX
78570
(956)565-2237

10 out of 10 1

District

SOUTH TEXAS ISD
MERCEDES, TX