The Science Academy

900 Med High Dr, Mercedes, TX 78570 | (956) 565-4620
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 728
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 728 high school students from grades 9-12
  • Ranks 38th out of 1,325 high schools in TX.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Yes
  • National Blue Ribbon Schools Award 2005

Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Michael Aranda
  • Fax: (956) 565-9112
  • Website: scitech.stisd.net
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 728
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 53.6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 450 (61.8%)
  • Females: 278 (38.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 85 (11.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 232 (31.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 317 (43.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
The Science Academy Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.4%
Black60.8%
Asian8011.0%
Hispanic49768.3%
White14219.5%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For The Science Academy
  Number Percent
9th Grade25234.6%
10th Grade15321.0%
11th Grade16722.9%
12th Grade15621.4%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
85.0%
District:
73.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
88.0%
District:
42.0%
State:
60.0%
Graduation & Dropout Rates (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
95.0%
District:
94.6%
State:
80.6%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
18.0
District:
16.1
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
10.1%
District:
13.9%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
16.9%
District:
14.6%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
32.5%
District:
36.8%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
40.5%
District:
32.1%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$78,111
District:
$78,654
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$53,623
District:
$52,516
State:
$48,263
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$42,003
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$47,473
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$53,842
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$58,913
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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