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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Karen Wagner High School is a public school located in San Antonio, TX. It has 2,137 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Karen Wagner High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1000
289 responses
Average ACT
22
23 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$66,658
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,310
National
$949
Median Home Value
$141,032
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
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.57 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.57 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 218 responses
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  • The hammer bowl
    18%
  • Graduation
    16%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Football Games
    11%
  • Senior Skip Day
    10%
  • Talent Shows
    7%
  • Fashion show
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,137
Free or Reduced Lunch
76%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,532
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.4%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,397/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.85 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.85 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.85 responses
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Karen Wagner High School has supported me and my academic pursuits throughout my four years of school. After my mother died on February 2, 2016, the administration and teachers helped me and my family to cope and to continue to move forward. Mr. Arce was one of the administrators who really cared about my family.
I have had great teachers, especially in the math department. Mr. Fenoglio is an amazing Calculus teacher! I also enjoy being a part of the school's UIL Math team. Number Sense is my favorite event!
I am fortunate to participate in an amazing band program led by Mr. Chapman, Mr. Foster, and Mr. Rosario. They have taught me the importance of team work and diligence, and they have inspired me to pursue a career in the music field.
No school, including mine, is perfect. But I could not imagine going to high school anywhere else. I am proud to call myself a Thunderbird from Karen Wagner High School!
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Although my school was deemed as “ghetto”, I had so many interesting experiences. Coming from a DoDs school in Germany to a public high school was quite tough, but the staff and students were quite welcoming, especially the athletics department. The education could use some work, but the teachers where more that amazing working with mostly minorities in troubled homes. Karen Wagner (one of the many soldiers that died in the pentagon on 9/11) would have been proud seeing so many wonderful and culturally diverse people showing pride in a school named after her. It’s truly a great environment and I would not trade my experiences for anything else.
My experience at wagner was great! I made a lot of friends and had a great time with them over there. The food was average but I did love the costumer service that lunch ladies have. Some teachers did not care about the students whether they failed or passed and others motivate people to be successful and pass. I enjoyed The clean environment over there and I do love that wagner has dual credit classes to help you get some college credits. The college counselors reminded us in all our college classes that they will always be there to help. The principal is very friendly as well and wants us to succeed. She seems very happy with her job and proud to be a thunder bird.