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 workplace.

A.  ENROLLMENT

Total Enrollment: 73,904 (Both Districts)

# of H.S. graduates: 3,200 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 29 20 9
Middle schools 12 5 5
High schools 8 4 3

Magnet Schools:

LISD Magnet Schools:

UISD Magnet Schools:

C.  ADULT EDUCATION

  • G.E.D. (Level 4), Laredo 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, Laredo ISD Vidal Trevino Magnet School for Communications and Fine Arts and United ISD Business Magnet School & Health Professions Magnet School, United ISD Cherish Center and United ISD STEP Academy.

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

Name Miles A.A. B.S. M.S. Ph.D.
Laredo 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
The University of Texas at San Antonio 150 No Yes Yes Yes
Southwest Texas State – San Marcos 200 No Yes No No
The 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