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STISD and campuses rank among the best in Niche Best Schools Rankings for ninth consecutive year

Niche just released its 2023 Best Schools K-12 School & District Rankings, and for the ninth year in a row, South Texas Independent School District (STISD) and its campuses ranked among the best in the state and nation. 

With an A+ overall grade, STISD ranked 2nd in Texas (out of 1,018 school districts ranked) and 38th in the nation (out of 10,751 districts ranked) in the Best School Districts rankings.

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South Texas ISD and UTRGV commit to expanding dual enrollment program

This week South Texas Independent School District (STISD) and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) held an announcement and signing ceremony to commemorate the expansion of their longstanding partnership, which now includes all four of STISD’s high schools as collegiate schools.

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In first state accountability ratings report card since 2019, South Texas ISD earns all As

Today the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the 2022 state accountability ratings for school districts and charter schools throughout the state, which included scaled scores and the first A-F ratings assigned since before the pandemic.

Like 2019, the district as a whole and all campuses received As for their overall letter ratings.

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Region One ESC Selects Regional Superintendent of the Year: South Texas ISD Superintendent Receives Top Honor

Dr. Marco Antonio Lara, Jr., STISD Superintendent, has been selected as the Region One 2022 Regional Superintendent of the Year. As a regional winner, Dr. Lara will represent the Region One area in the statewide Superintendent of the Year Award Program. Under the direction of the Texas Association of School Boards, the Superintendent of the Year Program recognizes exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership.

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STISD announces dress code and backpack guidelines for 2022-2023

In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and to allow families ample time to plan ahead and get needed items, STISD has published its 2022-2023 Dress Code + Backpack Guidelines. These guidelines are available in English and Spanish within the Back-to-School Resources section of the Parent Hub.

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Texas GLO Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs Seeking Applications

The Texas General Land Office's Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP) is still seeking applicants within Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties whose homes were damaged by flooding in 2018 and 2019. The program assists residents with home repairs or full reconstruction, as well as repayment of eligible out-of-pocket repair costs up to $50,000.

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