School Details

Jay High School

7611 Marbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78227
(210) 397-2700
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2876 students 16 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

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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  • This school in 2013
  • Northside Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jay High School is a public high school in San Antonio. The principal of Jay High School is ROBERT HARRIS, who can be contacted at Robert.Harris@nisd.net. 2,876 students attend Jay High School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Jay High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 64% of the 2,876 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 67% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jay High School is 16:1. Alternative High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 83% 69%
White, non-Hispanic 8% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 52%
Limited English proficiency 2% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 64% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    John Jay high school to me is one of the best high schools in San Antonio. Most of the teachers will ensure and try their best to see that all their students excel and pass all classes. It is also very competitive . John Jay High School has the best soccer team in San Antonio with great efforts made by all the coaches .Despite the fact that Mar back road is still under construction Jay high school is a very unique school. I'm proud to be a Mustang!!! By Barnabas Obadiah

  • (4 years ago)

    One of the better schools in the area John Jay has a pretty good reputation. There are good programs and clubs to join in and get into. It's easy to pass the classes. Just do your homework. Kids are nice. You'll definitely make friends. Just don't get into any fights. And don't get into any fights with people of a different race. Because JHS had previously been known to have 'race wars' in the past. Don't want to spark another one. That's why I kept my african american behind in my books kept my class didn't act ghetto and kept myself above the foolishness. The faculty is great and the teachers are excellent. Have fun and most of all enjoy yourself.

  • (5 years ago)

    The band is amazing and the kids are academically better with balancing school friends and family with this elective.

  • (6 years ago)

    Despite its location in San Antonio Jay is a very good school academically in its extracurricular activities especiallly its AFJROTC program. The best in the nation bar none and NOT a military recruiting program if you want your child to go to college and get the financial assistance you need then enroll them in Jay's AFJROTC program! Eightyf-five percent of Jay's AFJROTC senors are going to college in 2009--the likes of Michigan Pitt Rensselaer Texas A&M Texas Baylor VMI to name a fe. Great teachers great students.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child attended a different high school prior to coming to John Jay where she was in accelerated class and maintaining a A average. When is enter John Jay they put her in regular class and her grades have dropped to A and B.

  • (10 years ago)

    I learned so much from the teachers at John Jay High. I knew many students that were not as involved in their academic success but it was the teachers and counselors that were always there for those who wanted to pursue higher education. For that I thank them for all their help and inspiration. --Cynthia Trevino

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that john jay high is a great school. I love it here. Every one here greets you with a friendly smile and teachers know what they are teaching. The atmosphere here is overwelming.

  • (10 years ago)

    Most of the emphisis in this school is not on academics athletics rotc or spirit organizations it's on keeping the students in school. There is a high drop-out rate at John Jay High School which makes this the most concern. The students have the potential to be their best but outside distracts block that potential. Some parents are upset at the staff but there is only so much that they can do involving students outside of the classroom. Currently I am a sophmore in the Science Academy -- a wonderful academic program here at John Jay and everyday I see some of my friends drift off into a downward spiral of skipping classes suspension alternative drugs sex and preganacy. I still love this school though because every person place and thing have their problems.

  • (11 years ago)

    jay is a very diverse school and the students are very respectful. my daughter loves it at jay. and she loves the atmosphere and the diversity of all the military children from around the world.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is a great school. It has changed so much over the many tears this school has been alive.

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