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Welcome to South Texas Independent School District

South Texas Independent School District (STISD) serves junior high and high school students who live along the southernmost tip of Texas, the region known as the Rio Grande Valley. The district stretches over three counties - Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy - and overlaps 28 other school districts, an area of 3,643 miles. Read more...

Enrollment for the 2015-2016 School Year:

Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is underway.

The following campuses and grades are still accepting students. Please note that all campuses not listed below are already closed.

BETA (in Edinburg): 9th- and 10th-grade
Medical Academy
(moving to Brownsville in the fall): 9th-grade only
Rising Scholars/STARS (new junior high in San Benito): 7th-grade only

Learn more about the Enrollment process here.

2014 Community and Student Engagement
Locally Assigned Accountability Ratings:  Click here for 2014 ratings
Recent News
STISD Superintendent Named 2015 Administrator of the Year
Posted on 05/26/2015
Marla M. Guerra, Ed.D., superintendent of schools for South Texas Independent School District (STISD), received this year’s Administrator of the Year award from the Texas Educational Support Staff Association, Inc. (TESA).   READ MORE...
2015 STISD Education Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Posted on 05/14/2015
Our BETA students and sponsor are the ones in black suits to the right of Arne Duncan. They are in the following order: Max Johnson (Sgt. At Arms), Rosa Gonzalez (sponsor), Victoria Perez (President), and Yesenia Treviño (Vice-President). This photo was tweeted out by Arne Duncan shortly after the meeting. The following is the tweet: "Fun meeting so many Future Educators of America! They give us so many reasons to be hopeful. @young_educators #FEA15" — at U.S. Department of Education.
16 BETA students claim top honors at FEA National Competition in D.C.
Posted on 05/05/2015
Nineteen students from the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) chapter at South Texas Business, Education & Technology Academy (BETA) in Edinburg competed at the Future Educators Association (FEA) National Conference, held in Arlington, Va., April 22-25.  READ MORE...
Medical Academy instructor makes 'new' Pit Crew CPR method accessible to health care professionals in Latin America
Posted on 05/05/2015
Adiel Garcia, M.Ed., health science technology instructor at South Texas Academy for Medical Professions (Medical Academy) in San Benito, makes Pit Crew CPR methods accessible to Latin America through the release of his latest book—“Pit Crew Reanimation.”   READ MORE...

  May 2015  
Go to Main Calendar

   Last Day of Instruction
   Jun 04 2015
   Science Academy Commencement Ceremony
   Jun 05 2015 at 07:00 PM
   Medical Academy Commencement Ceremony
   Jun 06 2015 at 06:00 PM
   Med High Commencement Ceremony
   Jun 07 2015 at 03:00 PM
   BETA Commencement Ceremony
   Jun 07 2015 at 07:00 PM
   STISD Board of Directors Meeting
   Jun 23 2015 at 07:00 PM
   STISD Board of Directors Meeting
   Jul 28 2015 at 07:00 PM


100 Med High Dr.
Mercedes, TX 78570

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  • South Texas Independent School District (956) 565-2454
  • 100 Med High Dr., Mercedes, TX 78570