PHARR - PSJA Thomas Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School was recently ranked 53 as part of the 2017 Best High Schools in Texas listing issued by US News & World Report. The ranking is based on the school's Advanced Placement (AP) participation rate.
The US News & World Report ranks schools based on their performance in state-required tests and how well students are prepared for college.
PSJA T-STEM was the first school within the district to be designated Early College by the Texas Education Agency since its inception in 2008, which began the district's College For All initiative currently providing dual and concurrent enrollment coursework at all district high schools.
Through PSJA ISD's Early College initiative, students are able to graduate with up to 60 college hours or an Associate Degree from higher education partner South Texas College before their high school graduation.
With a 500-plus student body, PSJA T-STEM, specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related careers. Students primarily graduate with Associate Degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics and Computer Science, to name a few and enroll in a variety of universities, including some of the most prestigious in the nation.