San Marcos High School

2601 East Mccarty Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666 | (512) 393-6800
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,111
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School Description

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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 2601 E Mccarty Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Principal or Admin: Ms Michelle Darling
  • Fax: (512) 393-6709
  • Website: www.smcisd.net
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,111
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 143.9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,109 (52.5%)
  • Females: 1,002 (47.5%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 203 (9.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,051 (49.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,254 (59.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
San Marcos High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian40.2%
Black1416.7%
Asian160.8%
Hispanic1,41066.8%
White54025.6%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For San Marcos High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade62029.4%
10th Grade58827.9%
11th Grade45021.3%
12th Grade45321.5%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
51.0%
District:
48.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
54.0%
District:
27.0%
State:
60.0%
Graduation & Dropout Rates (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
69.9%
District:
73.7%
State:
80.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
5.3%
District:
5.1%
State:
9.4%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
13.1
District:
12.2
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
35.7%
District:
34.7%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
11.1%
District:
11.9%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
25.2%
District:
22.5%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
25.4%
District:
24.5%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$79,899
District:
$72,435
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$47,927
District:
$47,064
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$41,051
District:
$40,146
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$41,484
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$46,825
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$48,079
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$58,004
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that San Marcos High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on TAKS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
AYP and Performance (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes
SAT & ACT Exam Details (2009)
Percent of Test Takers Above Exam Criteria
School:
14.4%
District:
14.4%
State:
26.9%
SAT Average Score
School:
941.0
District:
941.0
State:
985.0
ACT Average Score
School:
17.9
District:
17.9
State:
20.5

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201061.0%61.0%70.0%
200956.0%56.0%67.0%
200849.0%49.0%60.0%
 
Reading Test
201088.0%88.0%92.0%
200983.0%83.0%87.0%
200878.0%78.0%84.0%
 
Science Test
200830.0%--
 
Social Studies Test
200869.0%--
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201086.0%86.0%90.0%
200983.0%83.0%88.0%
200881.0%81.0%86.0%
 
Math Test
201067.0%67.0%74.0%
200948.0%48.0%65.0%
200863.0%62.0%63.0%
 
Science Test
201063.0%63.0%74.0%
200954.0%54.0%66.0%
200862.0%62.0%64.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201092.0%92.0%93.0%
200988.0%88.0%90.0%
200889.0%89.0%88.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201088.0%88.0%93.0%
200992.0%92.0%92.0%
200888.0%88.0%90.0%
 
Math Test
201083.0%83.0%89.0%
200979.0%79.0%81.0%
200872.0%72.0%79.0%
 
Science Test
201086.0%86.0%91.0%
200987.0%87.0%85.0%
200875.0%75.0%80.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201096.0%96.0%98.0%
200997.0%97.0%97.0%
200895.0%95.0%95.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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