Decorative image: US News & World Report rankings

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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Superintendent Marco Antonio Lara, Jr. addresses the crowd of campus community members during 2021 Blue Ribbon celebration

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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