San Marcos High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,162
Best High School in Texas
#1117
 Rating 1 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District SAN MARCOS CISD
Type Public
 Phone (512)393-6800
 Location 2601 RATTLER RD MCCARTY LN
SAN MARCOS, TX 78666
Charter School No

San Marcos High School has an academic rating significantly lower than the average for Texas high schools based on its low test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 1117th in the best public high schools in Texas.

Racial Demographics

The San Marcos High School student body is mostly Hispanic with a sizeable White population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White21.3%460
Black5.3%114
Hispanic71.8%1,552
Asian Pacific0.8%18
Native American Indian0.2%4
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%1
Two or more races0.6%13

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Lower 34.8%

51.8% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Texas high school median of 41.7%. By this measure, SAN MARCOS H S students are largely lower-middle income and rank 775th in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman622
Sophomore593
Junior484
Senior463
Total2,162

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
54%
Rank in Texas
1095th
Rating
1 out of 10

Students at San Marcos High School scored an average 54% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is significantly lower than the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the bottom 8% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls50% to 54%*62%
Boys50% to 54%*49%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian-suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander-50% or more*
Black40% to 59%*45% to 49%*
Hispanic50%52%
Multiracialsuppressed*50% or more*
White65% to 69%*69%
With Disabilites40% to 49%*25% to 29%*
Limited English21% to 39%*15% to 19%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
940

The average SAT score for San Marcos High School students in 2015 was 940.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
6%
Rank in Texas
966th
Rating
1 out of 10

54 out of 947 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (6%). College admission testing participation is significantly lower than the Texas median rate of 37% and in the bottom 1% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
15%
AP Pass Rank in Texas
172nd
AP Pass Rate Rating
7 out of 10

San Marcos High School offers 21 AP courses. 15 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 45% percentile and about equal to the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. San Marcos High School had 159 taking AP exams with a 97 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 73% percentile and somewhat above the Texas state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 61% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 15% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 3%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Courses Offered 21

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate20%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate20%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate20%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students14.6%303
Boys18.5%205
Girls10.1%98
Texas Median11.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4.1%85
Boys5.8%64
Girls1.9%21

Location

San Marcos High School
2601 RATTLER RD MCCARTY LN
SAN MARCOS, TX
78666
(512)393-6800

1 out of 10 1

District

SAN MARCOS CISD
SAN MARCOS, TX