The McAllen Independent School District supports 19 elementary schools, six middle schools and four high schools. This ISD was named a 2002 Academically Recognized School District by the Texas Education Agency for the fifth straight year. Of its 29 schools, eight rated “exemplary,” 11 fell into the “recognized” category and the remainder scored “acceptable.”
South Texas Community College operates no less than three campuses in McAllen, and is dedicated to offering 52 certificate and associate degree programs in everything from business to fine arts, math/science and nursing/ allied health. Local students also take advantage of The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburgh, which offers 47 bachelor’s degrees and 36 master’s degrees in 50 different fields. Those pursuing business administration degrees can follow their dream through the doctorate stage at UT Pan Am.