Education

The Laredo community is made up of two districts,  Laredo Independent School District and United Independent School District. The goal of each school district is to work together with the students, parents, teachers, and administrators, in the quest of having excellence in education. Learning is the key to a bright and successful future. By setting high standards, the districts play a crucial role in preparing the students to meet the challenges and demands of today's high-tech, multi-cultural work place.

A.  ENROLLMENT

Total Enrollment: 67,000 (Both Districts)

# of H.S. graduates: 2,800 per year (Both Districts)

Major I. S. D.:

LISD - Inside City Limits

UISD - Inside & Outside City Limits


B. SUMMARY OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES 

 

UISD

LISD

Parochial/Private

Elementary schools

27

20

29

Middle schools

10

4

5

High schools

6

4

4

Magnet Schools:

LISD Magnet Schools:
  • Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications & Fine Arts, for visual and performing arts which includes the district's alternative schools: Martin High School, Nixon, Cigarroa, Francisco Lara Middle and High School Academy.
  • Dr. Dennis D. Cantu Health Science Manget School
  • Sabaz Perez School for Engineering and Technology Education

UISD Magnet Schools:

  • J.B. Alexander High School Manget for Health and Science
  • United South High School Academy of Global Business and Advanced Technology
  • United High School Engineering and Technology Magnet


C.  ADULT EDUCATION

G.E.D. (Level 4), Laredo Community College, conducts customized training courses as requested by businesses and industries.


D.  PUBLIC SCHOOL VOCATIONAL

LISD- DECA, FHA, FFA, VOE, HOSA

UISD- DECA, FHA, FFA, VOE, HOSA

E.  OTHER VOCATIONAL TRAINING

American Driving School Inc., Laredo Beauty College, Laredo Driver Training School Inc., and TCR Computer Training Center.


F.  SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center, Laredo State Center, LISD Vidal Trevino Magnet School for Communications and Fine Arts and UISD Business Magnet School & Health Professions Magnet School.


G. HIGHER EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES (City, County, State) 

Name Miles A.A. B.S. M.S. Ph.D.
Laredo Community College 0 Yes No No No
Texas A & M International University 0 No Yes Yes Yes
Texas A & M University - Kingsville 120 No Yes Yes Yes
University of Texas at San Antonio 150 No Yes Yes Yes
Southwest Texas State - San Marcos 200 No Yes No No
University of Texas at Austin 230 No Yes Yes Yes
Texas A & M University - College Station 345 No Yes Yes Yes


 Source: United Independent School District, Laredo Independent School District, Texas A&M International University