San Marcos High School in San Marcos, TX - Niche

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    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    247 3.7
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San Marcos High School is a public coed school in San Marcos, Texas. It has 2,075 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 72% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 247 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2601 Rattler Rd Mccarty Ln
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 393-6800

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 247 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school is a really nice school;especially in academics. At times I feel challenged,which for me is a personal preference.I enjoy the environment most of all. The learning environment is so nurturing. I feel that I am able to learn at a pace that I am comfortable with and get help if I fall behind.If I had the opportunity to choose this school again I would,because no only do I learn I feel as if I can confide in something outside of my home.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Teachers: I enjoy many of the teachers at San Marcos high school,they really know what it is to be a teacher. They understand a simple philosophy "no significant learning occurs without a significant relationship." - Dr.James comer. They take this philosophy and really take it to heart no only do they go above and beyond they make the learning experience pleasurable.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: not much besides lunch clubs but that's about it . besides mountain bike club thags really it .
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: my experience has been okay just stressful for couple reasoning. especially in a small town not much to do and you see the same face everyday
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: teachers are good just depends on what teachers you are geting . freshman class teachers are the most hardworking because they deal with freshman , upper class man teachers are good too just depends on what you got

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Canyon High School 12 mi. 2,212
2.33 Lehman High School 13 mi. 2,219
3.33 Jack C. Hays High School 15 mi. 2,320
3.00 New Braunfels High School 14 mi. 1,687
2.33 Seguin High School 17 mi. 1,849

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


Female 46%
Male 53%

Student Diversity

San Marcos High School United States Texas Canyon High School Jack C. Hays High School Lehman High School New Braunfels High School Seguin High School
Hispanic 69.0% 25.0% 51.5% 41.0% 53.0% 71.0% 40.0% 62.0%
White 23.0% 51.0% 29.8% 51.0% 41.0% 20.0% 54.0% 29.0%
African American 5.0% 15.0% 12.4% 2.0% 2.0% 5.0% 1.0% 6.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 3.7% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.9% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%


Grade 9 28.8%
Grade 10 24.2%
Grade 11 23.8%
Grade 12 23.2%

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 29 responses

  • 69% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 57% Its great having Texas State so close for help.
  • 26% Career based classes
  • 4% Band
  • 4% Club Diversity
  • 4% Teachers
  • 4% The choir program

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 88% Our advisory program is a huge waste of time.
  • 12% The drop out, early graduation rate

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 19 responses

  • 32% Club Activites
  • 32% Our aide from Texas State
  • 21% Proximity to a university, and dual-credit classes
  • 16% The variety of college help programs

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 47% Great
  • 32% Good enough
  • 16% Decent
  • 5% Poor

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 30% Get involved with something
  • 30% Don't take a class just because your friends are.
  • 30% Join a club to find meaning in life
  • 10% Dont take hard classes if you know you cant pass

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 24% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.