Accountability rating

Met standard

South Texas ISD: A

Total students

615

Avg. teacher experience

15.8 years

South Texas ISD: 16.5 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

South Texas ISD: 98.6%

Statewide: 89.7%

South Texas Preparatory Academy is a middle school or junior high school in Edinburg, TX, in the South Texas ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 615 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 17.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 4.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $58,870, which is $5,536 more than the state average.

Contact information

Website

stpa.stisd.net

Address

724 Sugar Rd
Edinburg, TX 78539

Office phone number

(956) 381-5522

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in South Texas Preparatory Academy 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

615

African American

7 (1.1%)

South Texas ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

85 (13.8%)

South Texas ISD: 9.1%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

475 (77.2%)

South Texas ISD: 83.7%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.2%)

South Texas ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

39 (6.3%)

South Texas ISD: 5.5%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

8 (1.3%)

South Texas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

1.1%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

13.8%

Hispanic

77.2%

Pacific Islander

0.2%

White

6.3%

Two or more races

1.3%

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

17.4 %

South Texas ISD: 21.2%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

40.3 %

South Texas ISD: 50.2%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

4.7 %

South Texas ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

17.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

40.3%

Limited Eng. proficiency

4.7%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2017-2018 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

4.7 %

South Texas ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

43.3 %

South Texas ISD: 86.1%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

29.1 %

South Texas ISD: 16.1%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

2 %

South Texas ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

4.7%

Career and technical

43.3%

Gifted and talented

29.1%

Special education

2.0%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system. In 2017-18, Texas gave school districts with more than one campus a letter grade from A to F. The state did not give grades to campuses and instead gave them ratings based on the previous system, such as "met standard" or "improvement required." Some districts did not receive ratings for a variety of reasons, including being impacted by Hurricane Harvey, being annexed by another district, or having compromised data.

Overall

Met standard

South Texas ISD: A

Student achievement

N/A

South Texas ISD: A

School progress

N/A

South Texas ISD: A

Closing the gaps

N/A

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 2018 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

41.8

African American

1 (2.4%)

South Texas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

4.3 (10.3%)

South Texas ISD: 3.4%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

31.8 (75.9%)

South Texas ISD: 68.5%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

4.8 (11.4%)

South Texas ISD: 25.9%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

33.9 (81.1%)

South Texas ISD: 62.7%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

7.9 (18.9%)

South Texas ISD: 35.7%

Statewide: 23.8%

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 2017-2018.

Students per teacher

14.7

South Texas ISD: 14.3

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2017-2018 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

15.8 years

South Texas ISD: 16.5 years

Statewide: 10.9 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

$58,870

South Texas ISD: $59,586

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$45,959

South Texas ISD: $45,959

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$49,730

South Texas ISD: $48,909

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$54,113

South Texas ISD: $54,550

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$59,717

South Texas ISD: $60,439

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$65,455

South Texas ISD: $66,236

Statewide: $61,428

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