Madison High School in San Antonio, TX - Niche

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  • Grades
  • Students
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    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    418 3.7
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Madison High School is a public magnet school in San Antonio, Texas. It has 3,298 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 86% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 418 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5005 Stahl Rd
San Antonio, TX 78247
(210) 356-1400

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 418 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school has gotten me through the hardest of my times. The teachers are all 100% caring and excepting to all of your diverse needs and they will definitely do all they can to help get you the best education possible. I am so glad I came to this school and I couldn't see myself anywhere else. I am a member of the Madison Drumline and it is hard work but just like all of this schools spirited activities, the work pays off in pride and joy of representing our home.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school wasn't too bad when I first arrived, but it has gone downhill since recent administration changes. Now it just seems like there are more and more issues cropping up around the campus and student moral has dropped.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at James Madison High School in San Antonio, Texas has been incredible. The amount of school spirit and pride, as well as the diverse student population makes this school number one in my books.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: There are a great deal of opportunities here, Madison is big on sports. We have a lot of support from not only coaches but from the faculty from all subject levels. It's a very supportive sports based school. I wouldn't say Madison is the best of the best, but we're certainly not the worst. Sports section has a huge school spirit, since we're the biggest in the district it helps out, were always there for our school at the games.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are a variety of clubs at Madison, the two that I joined, HOSA and PALS, were very well organized and just fun. The sponsors/teachers were very committed and always involved. These two clubs specifically we always did charity involved activities.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 MacArthur High School 5 mi. 2,650
3.00 Roosevelt High School 5 mi. 2,838
4.00 Johnson High School 6 mi. 2,703
4.00 Reagan High School 6 mi. 3,007
2.33 Judson High School 7 mi. 3,430

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 49%
Female 50%

Student Diversity

Madison High School United States Johnson High School Judson High School MacArthur High School Reagan High School Roosevelt High School
Hispanic 53.0% 25.0% 39.0% 46.0% 52.0% 38.0% 59.0%
White 30.0% 51.0% 46.0% 21.0% 32.0% 46.0% 15.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 4.0% 25.0% 7.0% 3.0% 17.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 6.0% 2.0% 2.0% 7.0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.4%
Grade 10 24.7%
Grade 11 25.5%
Grade 12 21.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 23% The people there that I've grown to love
  • 16% Football pride
  • 13% Pep Rallies
  • 13% School pride
  • 10% Dance team
  • 8% Ag Department
  • 7% Performing Arts
  • 6% The Debate team and coach
  • 4% Band

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 17% Taking phones when not in class
  • 17% The removal of traditions
  • 16% Cell phone policy
  • 15% The specific parking passes
  • 11% No food in class
  • 11% Athletic bias
  • 11% Bathrooms
  • 3% No school spirit

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 32 responses

  • 94% Ag department
  • 6% The interaction with students

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 39% Crowded yet fun
  • 28% Very social
  • 19% Okay
  • 14% Improving

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 64% Get ready for almost 4000 people in the halls
  • 15% Nothing, it's just diverse.
  • 12% Get ready to see alot of ghetto and hick people
  • 9% Get ready to walk/run to class (large campus).

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 79% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.