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New school rankings show San Antonio's top-rated and most improved public high schools

New school rankings show San Antonio's top-rated and most improved public high schools
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By Hoodline - Published on August 13, 2019.

How do the public high schools in San Antonio stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com, which incorporates comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews to help you choose the right school, to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Roosevelt High School's overall rating improved the most among its peers in San Antonio, rising from a B- to a B, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 5110 Walzem Road, enrolls 2,912 students. Roosevelt High School serves a diverse population: 61% of students identify as Hispanic, 18% identify as black and 14% identify as white. Niche gave the school mixed grades: B- on an A-D scale for academics, B for administration and B for clubs and activities.

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 69% of Roosevelt High School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 56% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 71% in math and 58% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable since it serves a less affluent population, with 66% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Karen Wagner High School saw its overall rating jump from a C- to a C. The school is located at 3000 N. Foster Road and is a bit smaller, currently serving 2,164 students, of whom 56% identify as Hispanic and 31% identify as black.

Niche gave Karen Wagner High School mixed grades: C on an A-D scale for academics, C- for administration and C for clubs and activities. Karen Wagner High School's latest math proficiency was at 70%, and reading proficiency was 51%. Karen Wagner High School also serves a less affluent population, with 71% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

Edison High School also improved, from a C- to a C. The school is located at 701 Santa Monica St. and has 1,673 students currently enrolled.

Niche gave Edison High School mixed grades — C on an A-D scale for academics, C+ for administration and C+ for clubs and activities. Edison High School's latest math proficiency was at 65%, and reading proficiency was 47%. Edison High School also serves a less affluent community, with 82% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

While some San Antonio public high schools are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Reagan High School, with an overall rating of A+.
  • Johnson High School, with an A+ rating overall.
  • Alamo Heights High School, rated A+ overall.

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