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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
San Antonio Independent School District is a public school district located in San Antonio, TX. It has 48,745 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.

San Antonio Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1010
1,586 responses
Average ACT
21
413 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
48,745
Free or Reduced Lunch
90.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,889
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,933/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$44,363
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$965
National
$949
Median Home Value
$346,712
National
$184,700

San Antonio Independent School District Reviews

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SAISD is such a great district AND community. I am a senior now, but I've been enrolled in SAISD since grade K, and the teachers throughout the years have been phenomenal. They challenge you to exceed in academics, and performing arts! the best thing in our district is the marching bands! They are ALL so GOOD! each high school has gotten sweepstakes at UIL. since our community is mostly build up of Hispanics, the culture when it comes to certain events like night at old tech for Fox Tech high school is AMAZING, there's a lot of food and music! the best mariachi is the Fox Tech One! there's also night at old Jeff for Thomas Jefferson high school! Overall, SAISD is an amazing district and community.
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I've been a student at here for all of my years of education so far, and I would come to the conclusion that the experience was generally above average. I just wish that their IT department was bigger and more well equipped to function in a school district with over 50,000 students, however, I do really like how other departments in this district are organized. Regarding online schooling in the age of a global pandemic, I sincerely wish they had better plans to update students, parents, and teacher about going into campus. During spring break in 2020, they said that they would extend it one more week, then that passed, and then they said three more weeks and it went on until we were off for the summer. In spring of 2020 I think that the way they handled transitioning from going onto campus for school to online school was pretty rocky. I still think the district is nice as a whole. Most teachers are very well equipped and have stunning credentials, as well.
I've been with the SAISD (San Antonio Independent School District) since I was in kindergarten and stayed with the district ever since. Whenever I think of SAISD, the first thing that comes to mind is that determined. The district always finds a way to get what ever they need to be done in a very efficient and safe way no matter the circumstance the district is in. An example would be when COVID-19 hit, the class of 2020 thought they will not have a graduation ceremony which I knew made most of them really sad. I was kind of down too because I was going to attend the graduation to support my friends. After a bunch of meeting that the district had, they eventually came out with a solution that worked out very well in the end. The class of 2020 was actually able to have a graduation that many of the students enjoyed very well in the end. The only thing that was a bummer was that only parents were able to attend the graduation, but SAISD will always be ready for anything and everything.