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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Alamo Heights High School is a top rated, public school located in San Antonio, TX. It has 1,596 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
6900 Broadway St
San Antonio, TX 78209
Telephone
(210) 820-8850
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Alamo Heights High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1220
365 responses
Average ACT
27
152 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$83,042
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$646
National
$949
Median Home Value
$292,531
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
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  • Howdy night.
    25%
  • The yearly bon fire.
    19%
  • Fiesta week dresses.
    11%
  • Pep rallys
    8%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Club Fair
    7%
  • Sporting Events
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,596
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,451
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,885/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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I first came to Alamo Heights during my 8th grade. I was initially scared because I had never gone to a public school, but upon arriving, I found the people to be very friendly and the academics very rigorous. This all was enhanced when I went to Alamo Heights High School. For those who are considering or not considering Alamo Heights, I say that you should take a closer look because it's definitely the best high school in San Antonio (granted, I'm biased)! The school is small enough so that you can have real relationships with teachers who are passionate about what they teach. The academics are only hard if you sign up for the right courses, but it's definitely worth it in the end. And overall, the culture on campus is relaxed and positive. The parents at Alamo Heights are also a very involved group of parents, always getting what students need even when administration does not quite recognize any problems.
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Alamo Heights, academically, has a very competitive atmosphere, and puts a great deal of emphasis on learning. Although most of the students come from a upper-middle class Caucasian community, the school makes a continuous effort to encourage equal opportunity for everyone. They provide a great deal of opportunities for the students, such as offering classes you couldn’t find at other schools. For example, my previous school, BASIS, was very academically focused, yet didn’t allow me to take classes surrounding my interests like the AP computer science course provided by Alamo Heights. The teachers that have been employed at Heights for a while know how to teach well and work effectively with the student culture. However, I think it would be a great investment for the administration to find more long-term teachers that have had good background experience. Overall, I appreciate the opportunity this school has provided me.
I started Alamo Heights as a Freshman, it was difficult to make friends. For two weeks my sister and I sat alone, I was very assertive- but they didn't want to make friends. We started playing sports and applying ourselves in academics. We found a crowd that was interested in learning and trying hard. We went to football games and immersed ourselves into the community. Once we showed that we were interested in the community and school we made friends quickly. As juniors now, we have a good group of friends and great support from our teachers.