The Science Academy of South Texas



The Science Academy of South Texas Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

The Science Academy of South Texas Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 199
10 175
11 178
12 179

The Science Academy of South Texas is a public high school of the South Texas Independent School District located in Mercedes, TX. It has 731 students in grades 9th through 12th. The Science Academy of South Texas is the 685th largest public high school in Texas and the 7,993rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.3 to 1.

Total Students: 731
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 55.04
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 7,993rd out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 685th out of 2,323
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 1,119th out of 2,121
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 654th out of 2,121

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The Science Academy of South Texas Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 457
(63%)
1,700
(47%)
 Female 274
(37%)
1,889
(53%)

The Science Academy of South Texas Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 562
(77%)
2,974
(83%)
 Asian 104
(14%)
356
(10%)
 White 54
(7%)
188
(5%)
 Two or More 9
(1%)
36
(1%)
 Black 2
(0%)
35
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

The Science Academy of South Texas Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 436
(60%)
1,644
(46%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 230
(31%)
1,566
(44%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 65
(9%)
379
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The Science Academy of South Texas is ranked 767th out of 2,141 ranked schools in Texas, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of The Science Academy of South Texas students on free and reduced lunch assistance (40.4%) 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.

The Science Academy of South Texas Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 640
2006 692
2007 702
2008 694
2009 728
2010 675
2011 708
2012 747
2013 781
2014 785
2015 731

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.3
2006 15.4
2007 13.4
2008 13
2009 13.6
2010 12.4
2011 13.1
2012 13.8
2013 14.4
2014 14.3
2015 13.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.3640625
2006 0.42774566473988
2007 0.35185185185185
2008 0.41066282420749
2009 0.43543956043956
2010 0.46518518518519
2011 0.42090395480226
2012 0.43373493975904
2013 0.47887323943662
2014 0.43566878980892
2015 0.40355677154583

Compare The Science Academy of South Texas to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,330.0% 13.3:1
 
1,419.0% 14.2:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 40.4%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 53.3%
 

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