South Texas High School for Health Professions
|South Texas High School for Health Professions|
|700 Med High Dr.
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||South Texas Independent School District|
|Faculty||48.6 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||900 (as of 2011-12)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.6|
South Texas High School for Health Professions, also known as 'Med High', is a high school in Mercedes, Texas in the United States. The school serves as an alternative to larger municipal high schools for students interested in a medical profession. Open enrollment has been the school's policy for many years, though an application is required. South Texas High School for Health Professions is part of the South Texas Independent School District.
The school has notable partnerships with Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas-Pan American. Its sister school The Science Academy of South Texas, also known as SciTech, presides on the same campus. Both schools are served by Biblioteca Las Americas, located at equal distance from both schools.
Awards and recognition
In 2006, it was placed 91st on Newsweek's Top 100 High Schools list. In 2007, it rose in the standings to 21st school in Newsweek's Top 100 High Schools list.
In its November 30, 2007 issue, U.S. News & World Report ranked Med High at number 64 on its list of America's Best High Schools. Med High's sister schools Science Academy of South Texas (SciTech) came in at 23rd place, and South Texas Business Education & Technology Academy (BETA) was ranked 54th.
In the 2012 issue of the U.S. News & World Report, Med High ranked at number 104. Its sister schools BETA and Sci Tech ranked 245th and 48th, respectively.
South Texas High School for Health Professions was given the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award in 2010. In the 2013 edition of "America's Best High Schools" by Newsweek, Med High ranked at 257. Its sister schools were also ranked in the list: Science Academy of South Texas (94th), BETA (592nd), and Med Tech (1080th).
- "Magazine ranks two South Texas ISD high schools among best in nation", dated May 24, 2007. Accessed July 22, 2008.
- Gold Medal Schools, U.S. News & World Report, November 29, 2007. Accessed December 11, 2007.