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Smithson Valley High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,421
Best High School in Texas
#69
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District COMAL ISD
Type Public
 Phone (830)885-1000
 Location 14001 HWY 46 W
SPRING BRANCH, TX 78070
Charter School No

Smithson Valley High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Texas high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 69th in the best public high schools in Texas.

Demographics

Race

The Smithson Valley High School student body is mainly White with a significant Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White58%1,403
Black3%73
Hispanic34%824
Asian Pacific2%49
Native American Indian0.5%12
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%5
Two or more races2.3%55

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Upper 4.1%

9.7% 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, SMITHSON VALLEY H S students are largely wealthy and rank 48th in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman659
Sophomore631
Junior589
Senior542
Total2,421

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 140th in Texas

Students at Smithson Valley High School scored an average 86% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is well above the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 12.1% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls85% to 89%*92%
Boys80% to 84%*84%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*50% or more*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*80% or more*
Black80% or more*90% or more*
Hispanic80% to 84%*81%
Multiracial50% or more*80% or more*
White85% to 89%*91%
With Disabilites45% to 49%*45% to 49%*
Limited English50% or more*21% to 39%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1028

The average SAT score for Smithson Valley High School students in 2015 was 1028.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 206th in Texas

619 out of 1,131 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (55%). College admission testing participation is well above the Texas median rate of 33% and in the top 18% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

6 out of 10

Rank: 244th in Texas

Smithson Valley High School offers 19 AP courses. 27 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 78% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. Smithson Valley High School had 591 taking AP exams with a 297 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 61% percentile and slightly above the state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 50% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 27% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 24%
AP Courses Offered 19

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%

Safety and Discipline

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 Students9.8%225
Boys14.3%172
Girls4.9%53
Texas Median11.7%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.3%53
Boys3.7%44
Girls0.8%9

Location

Smithson Valley High School
14001 HWY 46 W
SPRING BRANCH, TX
78070
(830)885-1000

10 out of 10 1

District

COMAL ISD
NEW BRAUNFELS, TX