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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
San Marcos High School is a public school located in San Marcos, TX. It has 2,310 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

San Marcos High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1080
229 responses
Average ACT
23
101 responses
AP Enrollment
13%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$37,593
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$949
Median Home Value
$163,500
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Prom
    21%
  • Homecoming Week
    20%
  • Field Day
    11%
  • Football games
    10%
  • Cinco de Mayo
    8%
  • Block Party
    6%
  • Band
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,310
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,802
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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
$10,362/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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My experience at san marcos highschool was amazing! Its such a divers highschool with multiple cultures and different kinds of people there. They have everything you can dream of doing and my favorite part is the music facility as I am in orchestra the music we play for everyone is amazing and they love to enjoy it. The teachers are super nice will help you out with anything you need help with an always be there for you in any type of situation like school related or something that is out of there reach they are basically your best friend! The administration is always keeping everyone safe and making the sure doesn't go into chaos and everyone is equally treated. The kids there are very nice to one another event thought I am a freshman and don't have that much experience with this highschool I feel like I'm already connected to it and have a lot of great memories. One thing I would change is the lunch, I feel like it should go back to normal with the hour lunch that we should of had!!
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The teachers here are really passionate about educating kids and providing the best advice for a successful future. The biggest downside is that the students here are immature and don't treat the teachers with the respect they deserve. Fights happen very often at the school and little is done to mitigate the amount it occurs. Another negative is that the administration in the district constantly changes our schedule and it's annoying to deal with. Despite the constant changes, this school was fun to experience and build on my education.
It was a pretty good source of education for a Central Texas high school. There’s a great amount of variety in course offering with regular, Advanced Placement, and dual credit classes all being available. Unfortunately the school spent a lot of resources focused towards athletics where they could’ve otherwise improved overall academic success. It wasn’t bad but it definitely didn’t prepare me for college.