Overall Niche Grade
- College ReadinessB+
- Clubs & ActivitiesB
- Health & SafetyA
- Resources & FacilitiesA-
2601 Rattler Rd Mccarty Ln
San Marcos, TX 78666
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
- Very Good107
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.
- 14 days ago
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.
- 1 month 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
- Dec 30 2015