South Texas Preparatory Academy



South Texas Preparatory Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

South Texas Preparatory Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 278
8 301
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

South Texas Preparatory Academy is a public high school of the South Texas Independent School District located in Edinburg, TX. It has 579 students in grades 7th through 8th. It has a student teacher ratio of 14.0 to 1.

Total Students: 579
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14:1
Full Time Teachers: 41.3

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South Texas Preparatory Academy Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 300
(52%)
1,889
(53%)
 Male 279
(48%)
1,700
(47%)

South Texas Preparatory Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 451
(78%)
2,974
(83%)
 Asian 73
(13%)
356
(10%)
 White 44
(8%)
188
(5%)
 Two or More 6
(1%)
36
(1%)
 Black 5
(1%)
35
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

South Texas Preparatory Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 340
(59%)
1,644
(46%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 182
(31%)
1,566
(44%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 57
(10%)
379
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of South Texas Preparatory Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (41.3%) is lower than the state average of 53.3%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

South Texas Preparatory Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2008 457
2009 483
2010 545
2011 536
2012 589
2013 576
2014 592
2015 579

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2008 13.4
2009 13.6
2010 15.4
2011 14.9
2012 15.6
2013 14.3
2014 14.9
2015 14

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2008 0.57111597374179
2009 0.52587991718426
2010 0.54495412844037
2011 0.49067164179104
2012 0.46689303904924
2013 0.49305555555556
2014 0.41891891891892
2015 0.41278065630397

Compare South Texas Preparatory Academy to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,400.0% 14.0:1
 
1,419.0% 14.2:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 41.3%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 53.3%
 

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