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The Science Academy Of South Texas


Overview

Student Enrollment
785
Best High School in Texas
#34
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District SOUTH TEXAS ISD
Type Public
 Phone (956)565-4620
 Location 900 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES, TX 78570
Charter School No

The Science Academy Of South Texas 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 34th in the best public high schools in Texas.

Demographics

Race

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

Race Percent Students
White7%55
Black0.5%4
Hispanic76.4%600
Asian Pacific14.3%112
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races1.7%13

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Upper 32.5%

32.4% 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, THE SCIENCE ACADEMY OF SOUTH TEXAS students are largely upper-middle income and rank 386th in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman225
Sophomore201
Junior189
Senior170
Total785

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 97th in Texas

Students at The Science Academy Of South Texas scored an average 89% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 9.1% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls50% or more*95% or more*
Boys80% to 89%*90% to 94%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*90% or more*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic80% to 89%*91%
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
Whitesuppressed*80% or more*
With Disabilitessuppressed*suppressed*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1181

The average SAT score for The Science Academy Of South Texas students in 2015 was 1181.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 59th in Texas

302 out of 359 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (84%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Texas median rate of 33% and in the top 6% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

5 out of 10

Rank: 260th in Texas

The Science Academy Of South Texas offers 22 AP courses. 68 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%. The Science Academy Of South Texas had 404 taking AP exams with a 196 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 58% percentile and slightly above the state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 49% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 68% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 23%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 29%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 56%
AP Courses Offered 22

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 Students0.3%2
Boys0.4%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 Students2.2%17
Boys3.2%15
Girls0.6%2
Texas Median11.7%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1%8
Boys1.3%6
Girls0.4%2

Location

The Science Academy Of South Texas
900 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES, TX
78570
(956)565-4620

10 out of 10 1

District

SOUTH TEXAS ISD
MERCEDES, TX