San Marcos High School

249 reviews
  1. San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
2601 Rattler Rd Mccarty Ln
San Marcos, TX 78666
Telephone
(512) 393-6800
Website
Data not available

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1060
67 responses
Average ACT
23
60 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
AP Enrollment
16%
AP Exam Pass Rate
57%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    9%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    24%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    61%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    6%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
  • Prom
    20%
  • Homecoming Week
    20%
  • Field Day
    14%
  • Cinco de Mayo
    10%
  • Football games
    8%
  • Basketball Games
    5%
  • Block Party
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,075
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,530
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
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
$9,586/ year
National
$11,890
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses

Reviews

249 reviews
  • Excellent
    42
  • Very Good
    107
  • Average
    87
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    4
San Marcos High School is full of opportunities for the students it has. SMHS is on a block schedule which means that there are 4 class periods a day for 90 minutes and an hour lunch and on Friday it has all 8 class periods for 45 minutes and an hour lunch. I really appreciate the Block schedule because the teachers give thorough instructions and they make sure that each student fully understands the topic. With our hour lunch students are able to go to clubs, work out, do homework, go to tutorials, and much more. We have many programs to help with your future, such as culinary arts program, venom program ( beauty salon) , Air Force JROTC, Instruct Education & Training, and many others, you can even graduate with a certificate for whatever program your in to help you find a job. San Marcos High School is the best school I've ever been to and I'm proud to say that I will graduate in 2017.
  • Senior
  • 4 days ago
It's not the best school out there but it's not the worst. In fact, it is improving! We have laptops and tablets that teachers rent out for students in class. We are offered new classes to help students achieve their prospective goals and future occupations. Some students can't afford college so they go the other way about. Since our school is future career type of school, many students are helped via unique classes like culinary class or welding, as well as through the guide of our counselors. I love my history classes, especially AP World History that I took sophomore year. I learned about culture around the world. High school, I learned is way better than middle school in the history aspect. There is a mountain biking team that I don't believe most high school students get to experience. We are properly funded and we have multiple, hardworking practices after school. The school is even constructing bike lanes for us! I love that our school will help us in any way they can. Most clubs don't ask for help but if they did, I'm sure they could be funded as well. It is a matter of putting yourself up to the front and revealing your insights and dreams.
  • High School Senior
  • 12 months ago
The only reason I say this school is okay is because there are many more options as far as schooling. Being in band has made high school bearable enough and fun at times, but I'm not sure if I would choose to go to San Marcos highschool again. The teachers are great, but the students tend to be disrespectful to authority and other students. The school is unique in a sense that the San Marcos culture is everywhere in the school and students, San Marcos culture and social tendencies being either do something great, or skate through life without a care (this being good is bad in indeterminable).
  • High School Junior
  • 10 months ago