C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
16000 Hwy 6
Santa Fe, TX 77517
Telephone
(409) 927-3106
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1050
69 responses
Average ACT
25
11 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Friday night football games
    36%
  • Homecoming, candy fest
    16%
  • Shattered dreams
    11%
  • Pep Rally
    11%
  • Parades
    7%
  • School dances
    7%
  • Band concerts
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,477
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,205
Teachers in First/Second Year
18%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,289/ year
National
$11,890
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses

Santa Fe High School Reviews

183 reviews
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I loved some parts of this school but I hated tons of parts. Some teachers wanted to truly see you move on and get a better education and others didn't care if you never showed up to their class. They didn't offer many clubs or better sports. They also didn't have many classes that could get college credit or extra curricular classes. It was a school that was very divided in the aspect of they didn't care or do anything about bullying, there was no clubs or activities to get the special needs kids to talk to the other students and the counselors didn't help you get situated. The only thing that I was so pleased with was a couple teachers who really made an impact on my life, there will be rotten apples sometimes but the ones that really helped me gave me a reason to love the school as well.
Review Santa Fe High School
There are quite a few extra-curricular activities to choose from. The budgets aren't usually too great; football definitely receives the most support from the administration. However, I still really enjoyed the organizations I was involved in--PALs, NHS, and band. There are also foreign language clubs, ping pong club, rock club, choir, art, power lifting, and the drill team. The sports offered are softball, baseball,basketball, track, volleyball, soccer, tennis, and of course football. My senior year a really awesome student section formed called "the green machine." They would go support the different sports and always had great energy, it was really cool to see the students come together and have school spirit, which we never seemed to have much of before.
At Santa Fe High School, there was a variety of subjects and extracurricular activities to choose from. Personally, I chose the advanced placement (AP) and music route. One thing I noticed about Santa Fe High School was that the school was more invested in having a great football team than anything else. The fine arts programs were always getting the leftover budget even though they were gaining success. The football team, no matter how much the school put in money, were not and are not successful. Having the school care more about all the extracurricular subjects, verses the one, would be nice to see.