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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
272 responses
Average ACT
25
103 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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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
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
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
66%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
47%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 105 responses
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  • Football games
    20%
  • Spirit week
    14%
  • Senior pranks
    13%
  • Senior overalls
    12%
  • Community services
    10%
  • Class trip
    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%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,193
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 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.53 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 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.
My overall experience as a freshman attending Hays High School has had both positive and negative aspects. The education system in Hays tends to be all over the place and students who work to the best of their abilities agree that many of the teachers do not teach effectively. Keeping students safe and in good condition is enforced by the school, but does not help. Many of the students often skip class or use drugs during the school day and the administration fails to do anything to prevent it. Instead, they are more focused on school spirit and declaring rules that don’t make us any safer as a campus. However, There are nearly three thousand students attending Hays and it is not always the staff members faults for not being able to control every single one of them. Although rules are sometimes not made clear, there are many opportunities at Hays for students to achieve their academic goals and access resources that will allow them to do this independently.