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In first-ever U.S. News Middle Schools ranking, STISD junior highs join high schools among the best in the state and nation

U.S. News & World Report published its 2021 Best Schools rankings this week, which this year included a category specifically for middle schools. Within the 2021 rankings, both South Texas Independent School District (STISD) middle schools and the four STISD high schools ranked among the best in the state and nation.  

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Preparatory Academy & Rising Scholars Academy host campus celebrations for 2021 National Blue Ribbon School awards

In honor of being named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, Preparatory Academy and Rising Scholars Academy held celebratory events on campus last week to bring the campus community together to reflect on the achievement and celebrate. Watch the video to experience these special events.

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Both STISD Middle Schools Named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including both STISD middle schools – STISD Preparatory Academy (Preparatory Academy) in Edinburg and STISD Rising Scholars Academy (Rising Scholars Academy) in San Benito.

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