Laredo, TX has always been a city rich in history and culture. It was founded May 15th, 1755 and is located on the north bank of the Rio Grande River. Laredo is populated by over 248,000 people is continually growing.
International trade with Mexico has flourished Laredo's economy. Both Mexico and Laredo, TX (USA) have an airport within reasonable distance to one another on each side of the border to promote trade within the two nations. Not only does this benefit help trade, but most transportation companies are located right in Laredo, TX.
Laredo, TX is not all work and no play. Laredo is home to a variety of professional sports teams including the Heat, the Laredo Honey Badgers, the Laredo Lemurs and the Laredo Roses. Not to mention Texas A&M International University and their college sports teams!
Speaking of schools, did we mention that Laredo, TX boasts 8 private schools and two school districts including the Laredo Independent School District and the United Independent School District?
Laredo Independent School District is over 13 miles wide and was founded in 1882. It is made up of 20 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and 4 high schools with an average of over 25,000 students enrolled yearly.
United Independent School District was founded much later in 1961 but still have a pretty miraculous track record. In 2012-2013, their projected enrollment was over 42,000 students.
Where should you send your child to prepare for these institutions?