San Marcos High School in San Marcos, TX - Niche

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San Marcos High School is a public 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 211 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 211 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: San Marcos High School is a great school, coming from a log income family I got the best education and was surrounded by a diversity of students and teachers. Our school had very passionate staff that looked over their students and guided them to the best of their ability. Keeping their doors open after school hours to provide computer use and a quiet place to study if they couldn't get that at home. This school shaped me to believe in myself despite all the odds against me.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I've made amazing friends here, and got along fine with teachers.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Food: We get an hour of lunch to dive in and eat the food we want, healthy or not.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: There are rules in this school some more stricter than others, but disciplinary actions do take place.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: The sports facilities have great quality, because the community, the school, and fundraisers support them in each way they can

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.33 Bowie Elementary School Public
The Master's School Private, Religious
3.33 Mendez Elementary School Public
3.33 Goodnight Middle School Public
3.33 DeZavala Elementary School Public
3.33 Miller Middle School Public
3.33 Hernandez Elementary School Public
San Marcos Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.33 Crockett Elementary School Public
San Marcos Adventist Junior Academy Private, Religious
3.00 Hill Country Christian School of San Marcos Private, Religious
3.33 Travis Elementary School Public
John H. Woods Charter School at San Marcos Public, Charter, Alternative
Wonderland School Private, Religious
4.00 Texas Preparatory School Public, Charter, Alternative
3.66 San Marcos Baptist Academy Private, Boarding, Religious
3.00 Blanco Vista Elementary School Public
4.00 Oak Creek Elementary School Public
4.00 Hoffmann Lane Elementary School Public

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 Canyon High School Jack C. Hays High School Lehman High School New Braunfels High School Seguin High School
Hispanic 69.0% 25.0% 41.0% 53.0% 71.0% 40.0% 62.0%
White 23.0% 51.0% 51.0% 41.0% 20.0% 54.0% 29.0%
African American 5.0% 15.0% 2.0% 2.0% 5.0% 1.0% 6.0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 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 18 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 22% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 100% Its great having Texas State so close for help.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 86% Our advisory program is a huge waste of time.
  • 14% The drop out, early graduation rate

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Club Activites
  • 33% Our aide from Texas State
  • 22% The variety of college help programs

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Good enough
  • 44% Great
  • 11% Decent

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 33% Get involved with something
  • 33% Join a club to find meaning in life
  • 22% Don't take a class just because your friends are.
  • 11% Dont take hard classes if you know you cant pass

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.