San Marcos High School

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2601 Rattler Rd

San Marcos, TX 78666

(512) 393-6800

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 2,132

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

26 Parent Reviews for San Marcos High School

I think that SMHS is a great school. Teachers that ive talked to say that SMHS is one of the best schools they've taught at. There are great teachers at this school. Sure every school has their "bad" teachers. Parents and students get to caught up in what the school is doing wrong rather then the good. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/24/14

I hope the new principal will support teachers and work to retain them and grow them as permanent school family. I've seen well intentioned newcomers try to "fix things" with wrong thinking. The teachers are all a long term investment and all willing to learn new things and grow. They are the strength ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/03/14

I am a parent and I really like SMHS! My student has done very well. Yes, there are areas for improvement, but don't we all need to work on something. If certain people in the community were not so quick to bash the high school, they could see the things that I see. I see for the most part teachers that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/02/14

A for effort and let's keep it going. Excited about some of the new teachers and their programs. Ready to see SMHS really grow. Lost a star for this: Academics should be more important than football so that is one thing that needs to change! It's a large school with large issues and challenging to all ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/26/14

For several years our teaches have made an enormous effort to improve the education of our children, but we have to remember that EDUCATION begins at home! therefore, MORE POWER TO OUR EDUCATORS! This year 30 some HS graduated, and Senior Students achieved high honors through Advanced Placement (AP) ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/24/13

The new Superintendent is fantastic! The academies are are a wonderful way to help the kids find and nurture their special talents. The teachers and staff are very caring and responsive to students and their needs. Great school, great community!

Posted by a parent on 06/01/13

This school is a nightmare for students, parents, and teachers--ultimately, it's a nightmare for the community, too. San Marcos can't grow or improve unless the school system improves. Students at SMHS get bottom of the barrel SAT and ACT scores. Look at the numbers and ignore the administration's hype. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/16/13

You can get a good education here if you want to. I read all the reviews written so far (July 31, 2012), and the only one that bears truth is that the high number of low socio-economic students make it more difficult for teachers and students to be serious about education. SMCISD offers everything necessary ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/31/12

I work as a substitue teacher and after subbing at the high school all last year and part this year I can say that I will either pay for her to go to a private high school or will home school her. This school has serious issues that are not being addresses. The dress code is a joke - boys with their ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/13/12

SMHS had plenty of opportunities for students to learn and get involved. As an alumni (class of '09) I know you get out what you put in. For ex, if you don't get involved/pay attention in the class room, you don't learn anything therefore you think you had a bad teacher. I am not saying SMHS is perfect. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/17/11

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Test scores for San Marcos High School

TAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
San Marcos High School
San Marcos Cisd
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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San Marcos schools — San Marcos High School is located at 2601 Rattler Rd, San Marcos TX 78666. 2601 Rattler Rd is in the 78666 ZIP code in San Marcos, TX The school district for San Marcos High School is the San Marcos Cisd. San Marcos High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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