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3000 North Foster Road
San Antonio, TX 78244

(210) 662-5000
(210) 662-9896
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September 10, 2014
I am class of 2010 at Wagner High and now an employee at Wagner HS. I have grown within this district and have seen how much pride this school has always had. I am proud to have graduated from this school. This school does well academically and in sports. As long as you surround yourself among good people your high school years will be fun, fast, and easy. At no point have I ever felt threatened at this school.

- submitted by a teacher

May 25, 2013
I graduated from Wagner in 2010 and I have to say that I take pride in that. Coming from an athletic and AP stand point, Wagner has prepared me for my future. There are plenty of Wagner graduates that have become very successful do to what they have learned from school. Yes it has its ups and downs but so does every school. The staff at Wagner really care for you and want you to be the best that you can be. I am now going to be a senior at Prairie View A&M University majoring in chemical engineering. I've had varies leadership roles in organizations, did research, gone to engineering conferences, and had summer internships. I believe non of this would have been possible if it were not for God and my high school Karen Wagner!!!

- submitted by a student

October 19, 2011
ithiink thos sch is whasssuhp !&yessssh on day ima go here cus ifill like al LOVE iiit there well im done pce .

- submitted by a community member

July 27, 2010
im a senior at wgner and i have to say. that wagner has it drowns but there are so many good there are clubs and a great band yea we got second at state and a good football and batsketball team the teachers are alsome and the student are nice i say wagner is one of the best school i have been to .

- submitted by a student

May 13, 2010
My son is graduating from Wagner this year. I have to agree with some of the students that say that all schools have issues. Each year Wagner is making progress!! In the near future Wagner could become a great school! Keep the faith and give this school a fair rating and chance. By the way, I love the principal, Milton Fields. He's doing an excellent job with students that don't follow the rules! Also, why is the option only a maximum of 5 stars, but the rating system is from 1 to 10?

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 28, 2010
Im currently a junior at wagner and I love it. Yeah it has its problems but every school does. Teachers go above and beyond for the students. The students can be childish but not everybody is like that. There are students who care about where they are going in life. Fights happen they are just kids and get mad over stupid stuff but the staff ends it as quick as possible. They try their best to help us. Im an army brat and have been to many schools and I love wagner. - bekah

- submitted by a student

October 03, 2009
Most of the teachers are excellent and they have an awesome football team!!

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2009
Good schools with a lot of opportunity for growth. Teachers and staff are great. I believe every student makes it out to be what it is. The parent's comment before mine was probably one of those students that were a problem child. My kids have no problems with their teachers or other students. You will have kids in every race, background, and pay grade that will be rude. It's up to your child how they handle it and you're responsibility has a parent on how to teach them. I can't complain. I really think the school does the best they can do and better than a lot of other schools in this cityl Go Thunderbirds!

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2009
My children have attended school in 2 different states and several different regions witin those states and I will say that I believe this is the worst school I have ever had to deal with. I have pulled all of my children out and found alternate arrangements for them. The students and staff are all rude, ignorant, and disrespectful to a degree I have never witnessed. The staff is the polar opposite of helpful and have made the short 2 years I have had children there some of the most stressful ones of my life. I am truly thankful I will never again have to return to that school for any reason.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2009
with the new principal running this school it has improved five fold within two years

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2009
Alot of the reviewers here think that our school is one that will never amount to anything, but what they fail to see is the heart that some of the students and the teachers of Karen Wagner High School have, sure we may not be the perfect school, but which school is really? I do attend Wagner High School and I am darned proud to be here, those who think like that mus be out of their mind, because I'm sure most of you never even gave our school a chance. Half of the students here clown around way too much but the opposing half believe in making a difference in their world. Some have great dreams like becoming a bio-chemist or going into the medical field, so to those who think that this school is for the birds I pity you.

- submitted by a student

January 22, 2009
I believe this school has good potential. Many times it is compared to Judson since were are in the same district, in my truthful opinion both schools are awesome. Wagner is not worse than Judson because they both have their problems. Every school has problems. So neither Judson or Wagner are better than eachother. However, Wagner does have more of a diversity of students. It now has great teachers. Wagner does offer the AP program, and it has many great teachers now. The academics is just as good as any other school. As for the problems with violence, violence is in every school. Thats how it is probably always going to be. The sports, band and any other extracurricular activities in the school are also excellent. While Wagner doesnt offer the IB program that Judson does, Wagner has many pragrams in the school that can let students exel.

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 11, 2008
Wagner has a bad rep. but its really not that bad. There are some childish people and others cause alot of drama but thats going to be wherever you go. But by experience, they're are many great people at Wagner and i have no problems with it. Oh, and the teachers are okay and the coaches, that I know, are amazing.

- submitted by a student

October 28, 2008
Yet again another school year & still the same problems.I had friends who tranfserd out of wagner cause of those prblems.To much drama & relly childish people.Teachers in the other hand sometimes i ask my self'are they teaching us right ?'.I bet more students will want to transfer out because of all thease problems.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 12, 2008
alot of violence. I have alot of friends that have moved to diffrent schools because of it. they also dont offer the ap program because they dont have teachers that will teach it because no one really signed up for ap classes. New school, new housing.. not alot of good things happen around their. But I believe with the new superintened things will change.

- submitted by a student

September 04, 2008
Excellent school with great leadership. Keep up the good work WAGNER Im proud of you.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 02, 2008
This school is very interesting. The teachers are awesome and try to help the best they can. This is my first yr here and i like it

- submitted by a student

May 09, 2008
This year started with great promise -- a new administrative team, a new direction -- but instead is ending on a confused, tired and sour note. The 'team' consists of the principal and whoever agrees with him. They are inexperienced and come up with new rules, policies and mandates on a seemingly weekly basis. Just as these new mandates are implemented, they are changed, and teachers -- as the faces of the implementation -- are left holding the bag. The principal is controlling and has no idea how to lead without terrorizing. This school will be lucky to have even half of its teachers return next year. I pity the parents and students of the community.

- submitted by a teacher

April 10, 2008
My son is constantly late to one class due to getting across campus thru all the commotion of overcrowding and the teacher keeps marking him down as unexcused even though he explains day after day that he hurries and still cant make it - Teachers there dont seem to care - i think they are just overburdened from to many kids and poor management

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2008
RAtio is way to high between teacher and student and the kids that fall behind get left behind instead of the teacher helping them

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 01, 2008
There is a great difference from the last two years to this year. This year is nothing but politics. The new superintendent does nothing but act as a dictator and the new principal at Wagner is one, as well. It seems as though all of the assistant principals do most of the work. I have visited the campus several times and cannot even tell if it has a principal as in the past when Mr. Gonzalez was out and about in every hallway of the school. I bet this principal does not even know this campus inside and out. My child comes home almost every other day stating there's a new rule and then the next time that rule has been changed. It is sad to see that these rules seem to be as inconsistent as the administration.

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2008
As a parent of a student who attends this school, it is quite evident that the teachers are extremely unhappy with the dictator-like leadership that has been imposed upon them. This reflects upon the teaching quality and enthusiasm that is displayed in the classroom. The students, also, have been witness to unneccessary confrontations between this new principle/dictator as he sets the example of new disciplinary procedures. His new side-kick is an acting administrator without the necessary credentials or degrees, who reflects the uncaring attitude that has infiltrated this school. If you are a member of this principal's church or have been in the military with him, you are almost guaranteed a job. My child has one of these phoney teachers and it is a joke. No learning is going on in the classroom This school has a new form of nepotism in the making.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2007
This school is the best school i've attended. I have the best of friends. Im in the band & we are the best!

- submitted by a student

August 17, 2007
As a parent, I'm excited to learn that we now have a dynamic new principal with extensive experience in education both in the public school setting and in the Military!

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2007
Now in it's 3rd year, Wagner has a new principal and new leadership ideas.

- submitted by a teacher

August 22, 2006
The school is now in its second year. With the strong leadership of the administration, Wagner High School is well on its way to producing competent individuals who will be able to compete successfully at the collegiate level. What is needed is better classroom management and more positive parental involvement in the academic area as well as the athletic arena. Athletically, the school is a AAAAA school and supports most athletics. The students are excited about competing in all aspects of athletics.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2006
This is a new school this year and feel have a lot to learn. The school lack communication and organization. I feel that the school does not enforce a lot of their rules. The teachers lack control over their class. The teachers need to discipline and have more control over classroom. I think the school is headed in the right directions. This is expected first year opening, hopefully the school will be able to smooth out the bumps.

- submitted by a parent
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Karen Wagner High School
3000 North Foster Road, San Antonio, TX  78244
(210) 662-5000
Last modified Karen Wagner High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Karen Wagner High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top