School Community Demographics
Pharr -San Juan -Alamo Early College High School started the year with 137 Highly Qualified teachers. There are six counselors for grades 9-12, and one migrant counselor. Each counselor is assigned to students by alphabetical order and by pathway: Health Science, STEM, Business & Industry, Arts & Humanities, and Public Service. Other professional staff includes a diagnostician, two nurses, Librarian, two Attendance Liaisons, and a Safe & Civil School Advisor. There are 13 clerical staff members and 8 instructional paraprofessionals. The campus is also supported by a parental involvement educator. The average years of experience for teachers is 10.5 years.
As of the census of 2010, there were 33,856 people, 8,882 households, and 7,831 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,383.0 people per square mile (919.8/km²). There were 9,740 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 90.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 9.9% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96.7% of the population. There were 9,631 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.8% were non-families.9.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.8% and the average family size was 4.06%.In the city the population was spread out with 36% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,672, and the median income for a family was $33,437. The per capita income for the city was $7,945. About 13.29% of families and 27% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.4% of those under age 18 and 25.5% of those age 65 or over.