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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Jack C. Hays High School is an above average, public school located in Buda, TX. It has 2,611 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
Address
4800 Jack C Hays Trl
Buda, TX 78610
Telephone
(512) 268-2911
Website

Jack C. Hays High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1150
302 responses
Average ACT
25
105 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,495
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$992
National
$949
Median Home Value
$195,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
48%
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 114 responses
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  • Football games
    19%
  • Spirit week
    14%
  • Senior pranks
    13%
  • Senior overalls
    12%
  • Class trip
    9%
  • Community services
    9%
  • Basketball Games
    9%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,611
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,193
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,710/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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I loved my high school experience. As an overweight girl traumatized by middle school I thought it'd be horrific, but I was wrong! I was surrounded by caring teachers who truly cared about their students. All the kids were very nice and I made so many friends. By my senior year I got nominated for prom queen without even campaigning! I had so many supportive life long friends made at this school and I can't thank them enough. What to change..... maybe just more outreach with struggling students. Students who show bad behavior patterns usually come from rough homes, so having weekly or biweekly counseling for them could make a huge difference and show that faculty wants to see them successful in life and that they truly care!
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I was on the drill team at Hays High School all four years and it was the best experience of my life! The experiences I made on the Hays Drill Team will be memories I get to keep with me for the rest of my life. I have always wanted to join the health care field for as long as I can remember; although, my senior year of high school I took an anatomy class at Hays and it helped me decide on what I wanted to do in the health care field. I will always cherish the memories I made here at Jack C. Hays High School. Also, the school district provides you with a lot of resources that help you decide on what you want to study in college and I believe that really helped me gain courage on making the huge transition from high school to college.
Hays High School offers a course called Project Lead The Way, a non-profit organization that develops STEM curriculum. Over the four years in high school, the classes you are going to take are Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems, Medical Intervention, and Biomedical Innovations.
Junior year, I started focussing on my future. I took classes that would help me with my major. I am so glad that Hays offers the PLTW program because it is exactly what I need to prepare me for my career. Junior year I took HBS, MI, and Anatomy and Physiology. The HBS and MI classes that I took were taught by the same teacher, so we became close; Ms. Burgess is by far my favorite teacher at Hays. I am now a Senior and am taking the final class in the PLTW program, BI. We have the opportunity to go the the Seton Medical Center and shadow the nurses and doctors for 6 weeks. I am eager to be going to Seton because I think that by following the doctors, I will be able to pinpoint my career.