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: 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:

  • 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) 

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
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