175 reviews
  1. Santa Fe Independent School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C
Overall Niche Grade
  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
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1040
63 responses
Average ACT
26
10 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
  • 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 expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
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

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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.
My time at Santa Fe High School was like another high school experiences. You had the cliques that ever school had but at Santa Fe there was a deference. We where all connected and didn't discourage others, you had your groups but we where one tribe. Over the years we have gotten bad publicity for our school, but the students have done many things to make up for it. The students are given many opportunities to better themselves and to improve others experiences at Santa Fe High School. This past year we have been able to donate so much to people in need and have been able to create a sense of unity throughout the school by having an equal opportunity for everyone to be able to do something that the enjoy or fit in with. All and all Santa Fe High School has had an overall great experience for me, but like all schools it has its flaws.