|Rating||9 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||SOUTH TEXAS ISD|
|Location||700 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES, TX 78570
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.
Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.
The South Texas High School For Health Professions student body is mostly Hispanic with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has low racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0%||0|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0%||0|
|Two or more races||0.6%||5|
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.
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.
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||80% to 89%*||90% to 94%*|
|Boys||80% or more*||80% to 84%*|
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||suppressed*||95% or more*|
|Black||suppressed*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||80% to 89%*||87%|
|White||suppressed*||80% or more*|
|Limited English||suppressed*||50% or more*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
The average SAT score for South Texas High School For Health Professions students in 2015 was 1033.
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.
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 Texas state median of 42 percent.
|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|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||0%||15%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||0%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||0%|
South Texas High School For Health Professions
700 MED HIGH DR
SOUTH TEXAS ISD