South Texas Preparatory Academy

Overview

Student Enrollment
592
Best Middle School in Texas
#53
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 7th grade to 9th grade
School District SOUTH TEXAS ISD
Type Public
 Phone (956)381-5522
 Location 724 SUGAR RD
EDINBURG, TX 78539
Charter School No

South Texas Preparatory Academy has an academic rating significantly above the average for Texas middle schools based on its high test performance. It is ranked 53rd in the best public middle schools in Texas.

Racial Demographics

The South Texas Preparatory Academy student body is mostly Hispanic with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White7.3%43
Black0.8%5
Hispanic77.7%460
Asian Pacific13%77
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races1.2%7

Family Income

vs. other Texas middle schools
Upper 25.7%

34.6% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Texas middle school median of 51.4%. By this measure, SOUTH TEXAS PREPARATORY ACADEMY students are largely upper-middle income and rank 433rd in Texas for middle school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
7th Grade311
8th Grade281
Total592

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
95%
Rank in Texas
53rd
Rating
10 out of 10

Students at South Texas Preparatory Academy scored an average 95% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is significantly above the state middle school median of 74% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 3.4% of Texas middle schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls95% or more*97%
Boys90% to 94%*95% or more*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander95% or more*95% or more*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic94%95%
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White90% or more*90% or more*
With Disabilites50% or more*50% or more*
Limited English80% or more*40% to 59%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%9%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%

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 Students14.9%86
Boys24.5%68
Girls6%18
Texas Median12.4%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.9%5
Boys1.8%5
Girls0%0

Location

South Texas Preparatory Academy
724 SUGAR RD
EDINBURG, TX
78539
(956)381-5522

10 out of 10 1

District

SOUTH TEXAS ISD
MERCEDES, TX