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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  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 2,736 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Address
4800 Jack C Hays Trl
Buda, TX 78610
Telephone
(512) 268-2911
Website
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Jack C. Hays High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1150
395 responses
Average ACT
25
130 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$125,227
National
$55,322
Median Rent
National
$949
Median Home Value
$276,900
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
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
47%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 132 responses
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  • Football games
    18%
  • Senior pranks
    14%
  • Spirit week
    14%
  • Senior overalls
    12%
  • Community services
    10%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • Class trip
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,736
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,965
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,753/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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I liked the opportunities given to those who want to join a club or organization. I also enjoy support our senior gets from counselors specifically. Especially the senior section at our lunch is a great perk! There are of course things I want to change about my school like the blatant lack of communication that our admins have with students. It would make the connection stronger if there was a line of communication more clearly presented. Another thing I would change is the mental health support and resources given, with the GPA race and everything, students' and even teachers' mental stability is left in the dust.
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No school shouts spirit like Hays High! From the moment I stepped in and joined the band to the moment I graduate, this school has been the epitome of school pride. Due to unfortunate events our school has gotten very strict especially lunches. We used to be able to sit outside but now we’re confined to the cafeteria for the duration. Also many people’s opinions are under covered due to the extremely large number of students.
The administrative staff is at this school is over bearing. As a student, I felt like I had no freedoms at the football games, lunch, or even trying to go to the bathroom! Luckily, I was a good student who was there to get there work done, keep their grades high, and go home. Overall my school wasn't terrible, but the staff could use some adjustments as well as some rules.