B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
2601 Rattler Rd Mccarty Ln
San Marcos, TX 78666
Telephone
(512) 393-6800
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1070
95 responses
Average ACT
23
75 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Week
    21%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Field Day
    13%
  • Cinco de Mayo
    10%
  • Football games
    10%
  • Band
    6%
  • Basketball Games
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,162
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,530
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 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
$9,586/ year
National
$11,890
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses

San Marcos High School Reviews

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I liked how everyone was given the opportunjty to pursue a higher education within high school, and how the school was really involved with AP and dual credit courses. I also liked how we have and hour lunch so that student are able to join clubs, study, or go in for tutorials, that was always very beneficial! I didn't like the strict rules, that were counterproductive, like being tardy 2 minutes late to school, and if you don't attend lunch detention they take you to ISS and you definitely will miss more than 2 minutes of class there. Also, most of the dress code was guided towards women and basically were prohibited to wear comfty clothes (running shorts) because it was "too distracting." Other than minor irritabilities, the teachers are very helpful and want to see you succeed.
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San Marcos is a below average high school, which effects students and teachers. There are some teachers who overcome San Marcos High School inadequacy, however, most of these teachers are teaching for students to pass the STAAR test or to pass the student with a C average. An example, is a student who received dual credit said that the teacher didn't prepare them for the STAAR test. San Marcos does offer dual credit, but starting the school year of 2017-2018 student's parents will be paying most of their tuition.
San Marcos High School is full of opportunities for the students it has. SMHS is on a block schedule which means that there are 4 class periods a day for 90 minutes and an hour lunch and on Friday it has all 8 class periods for 45 minutes and an hour lunch. I really appreciate the Block schedule because the teachers give thorough instructions and they make sure that each student fully understands the topic. With our hour lunch students are able to go to clubs, work out, do homework, go to tutorials, and much more. We have many programs to help with your future, such as culinary arts program, venom program ( beauty salon) , Air Force JROTC, Instruct Education & Training, and many others, you can even graduate with a certificate for whatever program your in to help you find a job. San Marcos High School is the best school I've ever been to and I'm proud to say that I will graduate in 2017.