South Texas ISD given high marks

The South Texas Independent School District and all six of its campuses are among the best in Texas and the nation, according to the Niche 2019 Best School Districts rankings.

Niche has ranked the nation’s schools for the past 15 years. The rankings employ a comprehensive methodology and are unusual in that they incorporate student and parent opinions.

STISD ranked second out of 995 school districts in Texas and ninth among 10,758 in the nation according to the 2019 Niche K-12 Schools list, which was announced last week. The rankings are based on publicly available data from the U.S. Department of Education, Superintendent Marla Guerra said.

Guerra said placing high in the rankings is especially satisfying because “Niche reflects the entire school experience, teacher quality, diversity of student life and student outcomes. It’s more than just statistics, and that’s what makes us especially proud. It shows the community our commitment and our belief in what we’re doing.”