Schools

Education

Primary and secondary schools

McAllen Independent School District serves most of the city. Portions of the city extend into Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District and that district operates two elementary schools located in the City of McAllen. The Hidalgo Independent School District, La Joya Independent School District, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District, Sharyland Independent School District, and Valley View Independent School District also serve the City of McAllen.

In addition, residents are allowed to apply to magnet schools operated by the South Texas Independent School District. IDEA Public Schools also has Quest Academy & College Preparatory in North McAllen (mile 17 &1/2 and Rooth road).

The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville operates Our Lady of Sorrows School, an elementary and middle school.

Community College

  • South Texas College (over 27,000 students spread across their 5 campuses in Hidalgo and Starr counties and the TSTC virtual campus. Main campus is located in McAllen.)