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.
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
LISD Magnet Schools:
- Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications & Fine Arts
- Dr. Dennis D. Cantu Health Science Early College High School
- Sabas Perez School for Engineering
- Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH)
- Hector J. Garica Early College High School
UISD Magnet Schools:
- J.B. Alexander High School Magnet 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 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)
|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|