Why McAllen ISD?
A+ Moments abound at McAllen ISD. They are the moments that students seek, teachers savor and parents relish. We are a school district proven by our wide range of academically challenging programs, rich extracurricular activities and definitive, measurable results. We promise your child will receive compassionate care, individual attention, access to technology and a pathway to success, whether it’s college, career or the workplace. We invite you to join us as a student, parent, volunteer, partner or supporter. And, we also invite you to learn more about our district through a series of personal stories of lives transformed – wonderful, inspiring stories that are happening in our schools today.
Jazmin Miranda: Closer to a degree in the medical field than most 19-year-olds
Students at McAllen ISD have multiple avenues to pick up college credit. In fact the class of 2014, collectively earned more than 15,800 college credit hours, certifications and associate degrees. Meet Jazmin Miranda and learn how she became a college senior upon graduating from high school! It’s an A+ Moment.
McAllen High mariachi students reach “Best in US” finals
Three Mariachi performers from McAllen High School plus one middle school student have been selected as finalists for the 20th annual “Best in the U.S.” Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Vocal Competition Nov. 22 in San Antonio. It was an A+ Moment for Freshman Kamryn Ramírez, sophomore Katherine Pérez, senior Kyline Stephens and sixth grader Christina Lopez of Dr. Rodney D. Cathey Middle School. Read more.
Alex Rabinovich: Focused on a career in finance
Student engineering dream one Friday at a time
It’s nearly the same scene every Friday. Students are gathered in groups in the science lab at McAllen ISD’s Lamar Academy. They eagerly enter codes using a programming language called Python that will create 3D images in their seats. The teacher gives them some prompts but otherwise they can explore what happens on their own. Read more.
McAllen ISD… A State and National Leader
We’re not just preparing students to do well in college tomorrow. We’re teaching college-level, global standards in our classrooms—TODAY! We embrace your child’s education because today’s rigor is paramount to future success. Our campuses and teachers are devoted professionals and our schools are among the best in the country! Our students can graduate with:
- College Credit Hours – Dual and/or Concurrent Enrollment, nationally-ranked Advanced Placement and globally-ranked International Baccalaureate (offered by select districts across U.S.) courses.
- Professional Licenses/Certifications – pharmacy, telecommunications, Adobe software, and many more.
- Associate’s Degrees – Dual Enrollment Academies in Medical Science, Engineering, and Computer Science!
15,643 — A major point of pride revolves around this number.
That’s how many college credit hours the graduates of the Class of 2015 earned while seeking professional licenses, certifications and Associates Degrees.
It translates into instant savings of time and money for families. How much? For last year alone, the potential savings was nearly $6.5 million.* One student earned 76 college credit hours, worth an estimated $31,500*, by the time he received his high school diploma.
We have students who begin college as sophomores, juniors and nearly seniors giving them a huge jump start toward a career.
Here are some numbers on the Class of 2015:
- College credit hours earned: 15,643
- Estimated savings in tuition: nearly $6.5 million*
- Professional licenses & certifications: 888 seniors earned at least one
- Associates Degrees: 82
- IB Diplomas: 53
- Scholarship earnings: $25.4 million (district record)
Our students have many choices when it comes to academics. We offer…
MISD offers open enrollment, so your family is not required to live in McAllen to attend our excellent schools.
Our district boasts a comprehensive education with its innovative use of technology in learning, classrooms that are as globally diverse as our world, and an award-winning district that is nationally recognized for its leadership and innovation.