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9-12
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Converse, TX
Students enrolled: 3,395

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9142 Farm-to-Market 78
Converse, TX 78109

(210) 945-1100
(210) 357-0800
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May 24, 2013
Judson was the basis for my thriving career in the information technology field. They had numerous technology related courses teaching Microsoft, Cisco, programming, and more. Judson has many courses for students interested in a wide range of careers and it adequately prepared me for my college education. My only complaint is that it is easy to fall in with the "wrong crowd," but i'm sure this can be said of many schools.

- submitted by a student
December 29, 2011
I currently go to Judson High School and personally I love it. I have had not major problems, a few things go wrong, but when in life is everything perfect? I think Judson prepares you for life and exposes you to diversity. I have good friends and am in honor classes, so I would like to think that i am on the right track. I would say that if you are the type of person that looks for trouble, you could find it at Judson. I am happy there and I couldnt imagine being anywhere else. I would recommend it. The best type of comment that could be on here is one form a student going there currently, so here mine is! GO Judson Rockets and Go Judson Rocket Band!

- submitted by a student
January 25, 2011
This is the first year at Judson H.S, and I have been so disappointed on so many levels with this school and the Converse area in general. My son did not have an english teacher for three weeks. Can you imagine what he missed in that time frame? None of the children have books. They use a smart board and the teachers print pages from the books so the kids can cram it in their backpacks. When I was at the school the other day it looked as if half of the student population were carrying trash cans on their backs. They are children for crying out loud!!! I just cannot stress enough how disappointed I am in Judson. The school is already full to capitacy and it was just rebuilt this year. Also they are discontinuing the AVID program, which helps the student prepare for college academically, find scholorships, and choose a college, etc. that they would like to go to but because the funds aren't available this course will be discontinued. Of all classes to cut this program should not be one of them. And last but not least, the teachers are overworked and underpaid for the service that they give to our children. Unfortunately, I do not see things getting any better at Judson.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
I graduated from Judson High School and the school definitely has its advantages. Since the school is so large, a student can pursue any kind of interest or passion - whether it be band, football, academics, or technical programs. I was in the AP program and had wonderful teachers, and am now a practicing attorney. However, the school has bad elements and the safety is definitely a concern. I think if the student is motivated and keeps in a good group, they'll be fine, but it's probably not the best school for people who need a ton of guidance or have no street smarts.

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April 15, 2010
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February 08, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2009
Okay all these people don't seeem to get it. Saying all Judson cares about is their athletics. Lets think about it, not only do all the athletics do an amazing job during their season they also do great at school. Most the football players of my graduating class were in AP and IB classes. Then the band, choir, theatre arts all of the extra curricular activites do just as great. Overall the school has a different kind of atmosphere than most. Judson has so much Rocket Pride running through it. Amen to the teachers, every teacher I had was amazing pushing me and pushing me to do better and better. Also to whoever said wagner was a better school overall, you're WRONG! Wagner is one of the lowest educated schools I've seen. Straight from their students behavior you can tell they are an immature set of students. All bout rocket pride!

- submitted by a student
October 27, 2009
It has an environment that protects bullies. Better rules need to be enforced to remove those children who have a problem with bullying other children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
I am proud of Judson as a parent supporter of the high school. The JHS is a group of proud people, excited about the various areas they excell in.

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April 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2009
Horrible!! The school feels it is above parents and don't honor students rights at all. Terrible school.

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February 09, 2009
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January 27, 2009
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January 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2009
i recently graduated from judson high school and i was well- prepared for college. rocket pride is more than somethng that occurs during football games. it's carried into the classroom, and it's something that i will have for the rest of my life. yes, the school is quite crowded, but the diverse population caused me to meet people of all backgrounds. i wouldn't have gone anywhere else.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 24, 2009
Judson is a great school. its a place that will teach you about the real world, fast. instead of just talking about it. theyre will be alot to learn if your gonna go there. very diverse group of folks. hence the real world. 5 star school. awesome. ........better than roosevelt. :)

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2009
My son attends Judson High School and constently complaining of threats, whether they are false or not, my son does not deserve to attend a school whose sole purpose is making better students is false! The disgrace of having girls contantly how many boys they have been with behind a teacher in perfect hearing distance of her, the same for the majority of the, males there. Its a shame my son wishes to join his siser attending your sister school who, belive it or not has a better learning environment in my opinion. I personally went to Wagner and met with the principle and I offer my regards for accepting my son. Judson High School is a disgrace and deserves to be closed for better training of staff and a behavioial intervention for its 'students'

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 04, 2009
Judson is a great school with a lot of opportunities for students. It has it problems like any other school. Overall, the school has alot to offer. The teachers are great. School leadership is getting better.

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December 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 21, 2008
Great campus, growing curriculum and diversified student population. Go Rockets!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
Judson does put a lot of emphasis on sports but above all if you are eager to learn then you will succeed. The teachers do care! If your in AP or honors classes you are almost guaranteed success. Homework every single day, and the work is not as easy as you think. Its a very diverse environment so you make friends easily. I really enjoy this school, and have no regrets. I would reccomend it to anyone.

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October 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 22, 2008
We are new to JISD and so far it has been OK. I think Judson caring more about sports than academics is just its reputation. Rocket Pride extends to the classrooms as well. It is awesome to see the support that this school gets from the parents and the community. However, they did build a new stadium before a new school for the 10th/11th graders. The teachers seem to be knowledgeable and willing to do all they can to help any student succeed. I was a little dissapointed that my child's activity practices until 6:45 p.m. After being here I don't think I like the split campuses either. Overall it has still been a positive experience. No school is perfect, but a good kid can be successful at Judson. Go Rockets!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
real good school good teachers

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August 14, 2008
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August 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 29, 2008
i think the school is okay. Although i would prefer something that is more into the academic and not so focused on sports

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May 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 30, 2008
Okay..so Judson is a large school. No argument there. However, ALL the high schools in San Antonio are HUGE. That's the nature of the beast. We didn't want to send our kids to Judson, but no private school offered all the activities my kids are interested in. So we reluctantly sent them to JHS. We are so happy that we did. The AP/Honors academics are great! The international bacculauret program is outstanding. These teachers love to teach! You would think that the teachers would consider your kids only a number, but that is far from the truth. My kids have great relationships with their teachers. If your kid is involved in ANY sport, band, or any of the arts..they will thrive at Judson. As long as they hang with a good crowd they won't get lost in a bad one! Don't shun JHS due to it's size.

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January 17, 2008
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January 16, 2008
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December 08, 2007
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November 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
We have had similar experience here at Judson as well. Most of the teachers my teenager has had have been great. The counselor assigned for my student has been unreachable when needed. The counselor did not respond to emails or request for appt with my student for changes to the schedule.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
The teachers here at Judson can be really good. However the counselors here are horriable when it comes down to what courses the kids need, and the ones they have requested.

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September 01, 2007
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May 07, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
December 14, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
October 02, 2006
I am a former student of Judson High. I left the school during winter break of 2005 to live in Virginia with my father. A huge reason I wished to leave was the high school. There are over 5000 students in the hall during passing period and they only allow you 5 minutes to literally run to each class. The school is also too focused on football, which may be a great sport but not that great. They do not require parent involvement and allow us students to almost do as we please. Overall I hated this school and was very happy to leave it and transfer to a smaller school. One last word of advice, the JROTC classes are fun, they help discipline the students and is a fun way to meet other people.

- submitted by a former student
August 16, 2006
The administration of this school is very poor and not consistent. Sports is a high priority for this school instead of education.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
Personally, I believe Judson places too much emphasis on sport and not enough on eduation. While sport is a vital part of a child growing process we fail to focus on the real issues that affect their academic progress. Too many distractions within the school. Our education is still general instead of specific. We need to reassess the needs of our country and the needs of the students. Focus on what the child needs to succeed. Additionally, the school tax is way to high and it is not shared evenly. Homeowners bear the brunt of it and pay as a percentage of the cost of their home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2006
I think judson high school is a good school but I worry about the safety of the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2006
Judson offers alot of art programs and extracurricular. Some of the teachers are good. The food is good.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2006
Many of the students are conscientious, polite students. Some, though, behave badly in the classroom. Those students need to be more consistently punished for their inappropriate behaviors.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2006
Judson high school has very poor customer service, rude people. Teachers do not care. A lot needs to chance at this school for the good of the students and parents

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2006
Great extracurricular activities and academics. People I graduated with have gone on to Med school, law school, and have gotten fellowships. The AP program is great.

- submitted by a former student
December 28, 2005
As a parent, I was somewhat concerned about Judson's size when we moved to San Antonio. However, after seven years involvement with the school, I have found it to be a very good school with a strong sense of identity and social development. The large student body allows students exposure to a variety of social situations and I have found most students leave Judson far more accepting of other people. The academics are first-rate, and the sports programs are legend in Texas, particularly football. My only criticism: The school district has been mismanaged for a number of years, but there are signs that is improving.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
Generally a good school. Diverse in it's student population. Excellent athletics program. Lots of community support and student/parent pride.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
I was very disappointed with Judson HS. My daughter attended HS her freshman year there. I feel that the school lack the materials needed to educate the students. I feel that the school is disorganized and lack communication among the staff. I also feel that some of the staff lack customer service skills. Overall, I was not a happy parent. I was disappointed with some of the teaching methods. How can a teacher teach effectively if there is no book where students can follow along. I think Judson HS need to make big improvements.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
Judson High School is a good school, but problems with managing many of the students in a successfully, orderly manner causes problems. Especially when fights break out amoung students. Now that Judson is split, the problems with students wont be as severe.

- submitted by a student
July 15, 2005
Judson High School too large--students get lost in the shuffle. Will still be too large after 2nd district school opens in 2005. My freshman child had very little homework, even in 'honors' classes; poor school discipline--fights almost everyday. Sports seem to be #1; not academics and character. Not many clubs/activities outside of sports get much attention--no key club, debate team, etc. Only the strong survive. Very poor information distribution to parents--a web site is SERIOUSLY out of date; not much info sent home or available to parents. Wish we were in another school district.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2005
I attended Judson High School my freshmen year and wish everyday I could go back and finish my time there. The School is solid all around from what it is best known for as a football school to the steadily improving marching band. It is a big school with a small feel and a school built on tradition, pride, and excellence. Anyone planning on sending their kids to this school have nothing to worry about except maybe how involved their child is in school programs. Being a member of Judson anything is an honor and a previlidge that I was lucky to have and anyone else would be lucky to have.

- submitted by a former student
December 17, 2004
Judson is a great school and offers many opportunities. Yes, football is very competitive but there is more to Judson than meets the eye. I am a junior and the fact that the school is splitting up next year kills me. I love Judson and wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

- submitted by a student
December 10, 2004
If you are a football player you've got it made, if you're not you are a nobody, you're just one in 6 thousand,

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 18, 2004
http://www.jisd.tk/ allow Metzger middle school students to wear t-shirts.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2004
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- submitted by a student
November 10, 2004
Judson High School is a perfect example of what one of the worst schools in the San Antonio area is! If your child does well academically or in sports they will be fine, but if your child has any type of difficulty, they will be shoved along and pushed through the system or virtually ignored and passed from place to place until in frustration the child gives up or you have the sense to take them out of the school. If I had known when I moved to the area that this school was so bad I never would have moved where I did. I had one A student and one who had a hard time and both went to Judson and they both agree with me!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2004
When a parent doesnt see actually see what is going on within a school it is easy to say bad things. However if they could see all that goes on everyday and just how much the teachers and principals really cared Im sure that there would be more good remarks. Judson was the kind of school where learning was an easy thing to do because there was never a sense of being overwhelmed or pressured too much. The teachers went out of their way to ensure that every student had the chanve to make something of themself, even if it ment giveing up lunch or an hour after school. I owe so much to the staff at Judson for if not for them I wouldn't be here at college now. Mike W.

- submitted by a former student
September 13, 2004
We are originally from Texas, however we were stationed out of state w/ the Navy for many yrs. My son was attending school in CA. I can tell you, Judson is heaven by comparison. We retired a yr early to get him out of CA schools. He was failing miserably. No one cared about kids who aren't college bound. At least Judson realizes there are many kids attending who need blue collar training. My son was treated with respect and recieved a wonderful last 2 yrs in high school. He went from D's & F's to B's. Perhaps the best part of Judson was his counselor Mrs. Honeycutt, she cared enough to not brush him off. He worked hard. By the way, my son everyone said would never graduate is now a freshman in college pursuing a degree. Thank you Judson, Mr.England and Mrs. Honeycutt! What a difference a litle caring makes.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2004
I feel that we could not ask for a better eduction system than they have here at Judson. We moved from the San Antonio just to be able to put our kids in this high school. I have run into some parents that feel that their child needs everything handed to them on a sliver platter. My son has nothing but good things to say about his days at school.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2004
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August 26, 2004
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- submitted by a student
August 18, 2004
My daughter is a sophomore. I feel that the majority of the teachers at Judson are there for the paycheck, not to do their job. They are there to watch over the kids until the day is over, not to give quality education. If this is not true, why was my child allowed to have another child styling her hair in class? I thought maybe she skipped a class, and I was all over her case, but no. That was not the issue. I called the attendance office thinking I'd prove the child was lying. The office assured me that my child had been to each class that day. What's going on in that school that the teachers allow this type of activity?

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2004
My child has learning problems from contracting spinal meningitis at 18 months. He should be in special education classes, but every year the school places him in regular classes. He is currently in Algebra I with a math understanding of approximately fifth grade, and reading comprehension of about second or third grade. Once your child is labeled 'a problem' s/he has no chance to succeed at this school. Now, they have placed him in the work program, without teaching him anything about employment laws, etc. He had no concept of overtime, what federal income tax is, and the fact that you get all of the tax back when your income is as low as his. They now want him in the full-time work program, so he won't attend school. He has never been violent AT ALL! We feel he is being punished for having a learning disability.

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January 05, 2004
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Judson High School
9142 Farm-to-Market 78, Converse, TX  78109
(210) 945-1100
Last modified Judson High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Judson High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 66 reviews. Top