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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
146 responses
Average ACT
27
52 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.19 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
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  • Week long out of state field trip
    25%
  • Opening ceremonies
    17%
  • MUNSA
    16%
  • Service opportunities
    15%
  • Travel opportunities
    14%
  • Foreign exchange students
    11%
  • 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.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,390
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 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
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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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.
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I️ am currently a junior at the International School of the America’s. Each grade has a theme. Sophomore years theme was advocating for disappearing cultures. Junior year is civil rights and social injustices. Senior year is local injustices & legislation. Each year, each grade takes a class trip to a different state that correlates to their theme. Since I️ am a junior, I️ just returned from the Alabama Civil Rights trip. We learned about the 1960s & what that decade entailed. Learning about the civil rights movement where it took place versus in our own classroom in Texas made everything 10 times more impactful & meaningful because it allowed us to hear from primary sources & first hand witnesses whereas learning in a classroom would entail learning from a textbook. My experience at the International School of the Americas has been incredible. The teachers are our friends. Everyone is so personable.
The International School Of The Americas was one of the top schools I have ever had the privilege of attending. Not only did we get to take cool trips to different states, but it gave us a chance to enrich our mind with the different cultures that surrounded us and allowed us to open our minds and understand different perspectives while collaborating with others to achieve one common goal, how to be global leaders. There’s not much I would change about the school but if there’s one thing I could change is that I would like all the original teachers to be there when I was attending ISA.