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

San Marcos High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1070
103 responses
Average ACT
23
80 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
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  • Homecoming Week
    21%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Field Day
    13%
  • Cinco de Mayo
    10%
  • Football games
    10%
  • Band
    6%
  • Basketball Games
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
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
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
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,004/ year
National
$12,239
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
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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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Personally I loved this school, while it had its faults as most all schools do such as paying attention to the wrong things (dress code, parking, where you chose to eat, etc.) the possibilities were amazing. Everything from EMS, to Cosmetology training was available for students who had the will to learn the trade. Overall I miss this and wish I had taken extra of some of the courses as now I have to pay for the education that back then was free. Good school.
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.