THE SCIENCE ACADEMY OF SOUTH TEXAS

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900 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES, TX 78570
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Phone: 956-565-4620
School Information
  • School Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Unclassified
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: South Texas Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 12:1
  • Students/Grade: 188.8
  • Number Students: 755
  • Number Teachers: 57
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 7280
  • Poverty Level: 30 PERCENT OR MORE
  • Principal: Ms Irma Castillo
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  • VOC-TECH
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  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
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    School Reviews (96 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-02-01
    "The Science Academy of South Texas offers a lot of advanced courses to help children improve themselves and challenge themselves. This school offers a safe environment where students will have no pressure in wanting to discover their passage way to their future. With supportive staff and teachers, students will be more willing on challenging themselves with AP courses and dual enrollment."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "This school drove me to do my best and have fun. The academics are challenging and the activities this school provides are exciting. I would definitely do it all over again."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "The PTSO has been increasing in size recently; this isn't necessarily a good thing. It's usually the parents of the popular, rich kids that are involved. They have never reached out to the entire community of parents at the school. The environment in general is a lot more friendly than you would find at a public high school, so if that is important to you, then it might be a good school to consider. The students here are a lot more capable than you would find at many other schools, however, the competitive culture is extreme, and students find many (many) outlets for that. If I have been taught anything in the last four years, it's that grades are more important than learning, and that's really discouraging. There are a lot of things to consider going into this school. The environment is very tough for someone that might not be prepared for it. Students here are not scared to cheat to get good grades. Furthermore, the administration, and more specifically the counseling department has undergone a lot of changes in the last years. The counseling department is strongly lacking, and really needs improvement. Overall, Sci-tech is a place that will definitely prepare you for college (or at least that is what we are told and hope), however, there are many factors to consider as it is not the best choice for everyone. If you want a place that will challenge you and where students (which are really the best part about the school) are thinkers and innovators, then it might be a good choice. (If you can't part with sports, coming here is doable, but it becomes 10x harder to participate in sports because you have to do it with your home high school)."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "They all have a passion to teach the future."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "It really depends. Some teachers literally hate some students while few truly care and go beyond their duties to see students be happy and succeed. Most are close-minded, but the few that are good are not only that, they are great."
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