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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
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
International School of the Americas is a top rated, public, magnet school located in San Antonio, TX. It has 483 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
Address
1400 Jackson Keller Rd
San Antonio, TX 78213
Telephone
(210) 356-0900
Website

International School of the Americas Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
156 responses
Average ACT
27
54 responses
AP Enrollment
75%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,183
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$882
National
$949
Median Home Value
$121,100
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 85 responses
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  • Week long out of state field trip
    25%
  • Opening ceremonies
    18%
  • MUNSA
    16%
  • Service opportunities
    14%
  • Travel opportunities
    13%
  • Foreign exchange students
    12%
  • School Lockins
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
483
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,390
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,471/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Overall the school is amazing and I would choose to go there again if I could go back in time. Teachers truly care and give you learning experiences that are truly unique and meaningful beyond general schooling. Things such as Globie youth service day, MUNSA, and our schools yearly field trips are among the many experiences that shape the students and community around ISA. However, I did give the school a four out of five stars and this is not a fair representation because if possible I would give a four and a half or even a little higher, but there needs to be something in place to identify one major downfall (or upside, depending on how you look at it) to the schools format. All students take the highest level class they can take based on prerequisites at that time. This is because ISA believes if we are to separate the classes out then we are to dilute the possibilities and diversity of thought in each classroom.
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Over the past four years I have been attending the International School of the Americas and I have enjoyed every single minute of it. The teachers are phenomenal, acedemics are great, and the classmates except you for who you are. Every year at ISA I have had the oppertuniy to go on trips all over the United States. For my freshman year, the freshman class and I visited heifer ranch in Arkansas where we experienced what it was like to be in poverty. For our Sophomore year, I was lucky enough to go to New Mexico with my class where we learned about the Spanish pueblos and language. Last year, for my senior year, our class went to Alabama to learn about the civil rights movement and meet with people who took part in the movement. I have loved every minute I have been at ISA and I know that I will never forget the wonderful life changing experiences I have had there.
The International School of the Americas, commonly referred to as ISA, is a very different kind of school. From day one the focus is on building relationships and preparing to take a more active role in the community. As a lottery style magnet school the students in your classes will be from all over San Antonio which provides an amazing chance to understand different perspectives. The core classes are also going to be separated from the main campus because of the rigor and style. The opportunity to participate in activities of the arts or sports are still open allowing ISA students to work and play with students at the main campus. The type of learning may not be right for everyone, but if one has a passion for learning and a drive to succeed the school holds a lot of opportunity.