Accountability rating

A

South Texas ISD: A

Total students

774

Avg. teacher experience

20.4 years

South Texas ISD: 16.8 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

98.7 %

South Texas ISD: 99%

Statewide: 90%

The Science Academy Of South Texas is a high school in Mercedes, TX, in the South Texas ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 774 students. The school received an accountability rating of A. 11.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 1.2% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $63,440, which is $9,318 more than the state average. The average SAT score at The Science Academy Of South Texas was 1254. The average ACT score was 25.8. In the Class of 2018, 98.7% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier.

Contact information

Website

scitech.stisd.net

Address

900 Med High Dr
Mercedes, TX 78570-9702

Office phone number

(956) 565-4620

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in The Science Academy Of South Texas are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

774

African American

7 (0.9%)

South Texas ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.1%)

South Texas ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

100 (12.9%)

South Texas ISD: 8.3%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

586 (75.7%)

South Texas ISD: 84.2%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

72 (9.3%)

South Texas ISD: 5.8%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

8 (1%)

South Texas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

0.9%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

12.9%

Hispanic

75.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

9.3%

Two or more races

1.0%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

11.9 %

South Texas ISD: 20.9%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

40.6 %

South Texas ISD: 53.9%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

1.2 %

South Texas ISD: 4.1%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

11.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

40.6%

Limited Eng. proficiency

1.2%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

1.2 %

South Texas ISD: 3.7%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

100 %

South Texas ISD: 85.2%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

27.5 %

South Texas ISD: 16.3%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

2.2 %

South Texas ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

1.2%

Career and technical

100.0%

Gifted and talented

27.5%

Special education

2.2%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Overall

A

South Texas ISD: A

Student achievement

A

South Texas ISD: A

School progress

A

South Texas ISD: A

Closing the gaps

B

South Texas ISD: A

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2019 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2014-2015 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2018. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

98.7 %

South Texas ISD: 99%

Statewide: 90%

African American

Masked

South Texas ISD: 100%

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

N/A

South Texas ISD: N/A

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

100 %

South Texas ISD: 100%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

98.2 %

South Texas ISD: 98.8%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

South Texas ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

100 %

South Texas ISD: 100%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

South Texas ISD: 100%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

98.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

100.0%

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2017-2018 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

0 %

South Texas ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

South Texas ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

0 %

South Texas ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

South Texas ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0 %

South Texas ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

South Texas ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.7%

White

0 %

South Texas ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

South Texas ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2017-2018 school year.

All students

77.7 %

South Texas ISD: 80.1%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

Masked

South Texas ISD: 73.7%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

N/A

South Texas ISD: Masked

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

90 %

South Texas ISD: 89.6%

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

75 %

South Texas ISD: 78.9%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

South Texas ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.2%

White

73.1 %

South Texas ISD: 79%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

Masked

South Texas ISD: 81.8%

Statewide: 28.9%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2017-2018 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

71.7 %

South Texas ISD: 53.7%

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

Masked

South Texas ISD: 42.9%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

South Texas ISD: Masked

Statewide: 51%

Asian

81.5 %

South Texas ISD: 69.8%

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

68.9 %

South Texas ISD: 50.4%

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

South Texas ISD: N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

73.7 %

South Texas ISD: 65.3%

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

Masked

South Texas ISD: 77.8%

Statewide: 62.8%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2018, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

1254

South Texas ISD: 1131

Statewide: 1036

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2018. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

25.8

South Texas ISD: 22.6

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2018.

Reading

95.5 %

South Texas ISD: 91.3%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

90.3 %

South Texas ISD: 82.2%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

89.6 %

South Texas ISD: 80%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

95.5%

Math

90.3%

Reading + Math

89.6%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

56.8

African American

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

1 (1.8%)

South Texas ISD: 1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1.9 (3.4%)

South Texas ISD: 3%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

32.3 (56.9%)

South Texas ISD: 69.4%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

20.8 (36.7%)

South Texas ISD: 25.7%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

0.7 (1.2%)

South Texas ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

2 (3.5%)

South Texas ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

37.9 (66.6%)

South Texas ISD: 61%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

16.9 (29.8%)

South Texas ISD: 37.4%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

13.6

South Texas ISD: 13.7

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

20.4 years

South Texas ISD: 16.8 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$63,440

South Texas ISD: $60,911

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

N/A

South Texas ISD: $47,108

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$49,468

South Texas ISD: $50,071

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$55,995

South Texas ISD: $55,490

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$62,570

South Texas ISD: $61,947

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$67,367

South Texas ISD: $67,502

Statewide: $62,039

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