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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
McCollum High School is a public school located in San Antonio, TX. It has 1,677 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Address
500 W Formosa Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78221
Telephone
(210) 989-1500
Website

McCollum High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1000
141 responses
Average ACT
23
32 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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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
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
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
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
72%
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 122 responses
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  • Frontier bowl
    33%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Pep Rally's
    11%
  • The plays
    11%
  • Senior lunch in
    7%
  • Senior breakfast
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,677
Free or Reduced Lunch
79%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,175
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.2%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
77%
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
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,080/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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McCollum High School Reviews

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Most of the teachers are very involved and concerned about their student’s education. There are also many clubs and actives available for the students and there is no trouble finding teachers to sponsor these clubs. When it comes to sports, we hardly experienced any victories but the school spirit was definitely there! We were also provided many resources. If pens, paper, erasers or anything else was needed you could just visit the CIS (Communities in School) room. There is also a college and career center. This is where you complete applications and scholarships. The staff in this room is very helpful. When it comes to parent involvement, there is hardly any. There is no PTA and at assemblies/class meetings I never saw any parents attending. There is hardly any diversity within the school. Majority of students are of Mexican decent. About twenty percent of students are African American or White. Overall my experience at McCollum High School was wonderful.
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My experience at McCollum is not the average student's experience being in Advanced classes and multiple extracurriculars, I have definitely seen a side of the school that is experienced by few. I like the teachers and the resources we have at the school, teachers like Mrs. Jose and Mrs. Ocampo in the English department, who motivate and inspire their students to prosper at the best ability they can. By resources I do not mean laptops and Ipads because we do not have that much money, but what we do have is great college and career advisers who help guide us in the direction we choose to go. Whether it we choose to go to a 4 or 2 year college, going into the armed forces or even going straight into the workforce. With the great guidance we receive from Mrs. Reyes, Mrs. San Miguel and Mrs. Cantu there is truly nothing we can not do! There is very few things to complain about if i had to say anything it would be the voice of the students and the amount of school spirit.
McCollum wasn’t a very exciting school. It lacked school spirit, mainly because of the principal. If she were to lighten up as little as letting us streamers at our football games, McCollum students would be more involved. The thing I loved about McCollum was the students/teachers. We the students never stopped trying to get the school spirit up, and the teachers never stopped encouraging us to push for school spirit.