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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Jay High School is a public school located in San Antonio, TX. It has 3,010 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Address
7611 Marbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78227
Telephone
(210) 397-2700
Website

Jay High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1040
327 responses
Average ACT
23
33 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
    B
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
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
54%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.61 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.61 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • Homecoming themed week
    20%
  • Football and basketball games
    18%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Senior week
    16%
  • Science Fair
    7%
  • Anything to do with games
    6%
  • ROTC
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,010
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,061
Teachers in First/Second Year
37.7%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 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
$10,028/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.72 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.71 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.72 responses
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Compared to other NISD schools, Jay High School has probably one of the worst reputations. Rumors concerning teen pregnancy, gang violence, and metal detectors run wild around the other schools. How Jay is just a dump for the ghetto kids in the area. Despite some of these things may be very true, I am proud to be a mustang! I follow a very simple philosophy in life: "never judge a book by it's cover." I've applied it to many situations including to go to both my middle school, Ross Middle School, and Jay. And thus far, it has paid off well. I probably would't not have submitted this very application if I hadn't gone to school where I went. I never have nor will regret going to Jay because I found 2 homes there, Math and Theatre. These two organizations have made Jay worthwhile and it is because of Jay that I look forward towards the future.
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Jay has been great. If you’re part of the Science and Engineering Academy magnet school there, you’re required to do academic research and must present your research to judges. This prepares you to not only do research and study topics you’re interested in, but also present your ideas to others in a well thought out way. In addition, there is a room called “Maker Space”, where students are given access to be creative and involved in the STEM world at anytime, giving student access to 3D print and use computer programs like Inventor. The school is very focused on STEM and really gives students opportunities to be leaders in their communities (for example, we do STEM Fest, a huge festival for STEM which is completely student led). However, Jay has a 100% retake policy and a policy which allows you to turn all assignments in late without consequence. I feel this late policy creates a lazy attitude.
I go to the Science and Engineering Academy located on the Jay campus. The resources available are fantastic as all the teachers are willing to help you succeed. The policies for late work are also very forgiving, providing a safety net for students that may be struggling. The best part by far is the student body. All types of people attend the school, and most are very driven. Everyone is baseline polite, and manners are present throughout the campus. Any student who wants to make a difference can, resulting in several different clubs that include all students interested. The administration is the only downside, as their capabilities stop them from making the school 100% safe for everyone. But despite that you will be surrounded by excellent teachers and peers that are always willing to help you out.