Students enrolled 1137
School leader CORDELL JONES

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7607 North New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78209

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(210) 824-3231
(210) 832-5825
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3 stars
Based on 37 ratings

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July 13, 2014
Can't wait for the school year to start. I have an incoming 6th grader and she is thrilled to be at the Junior School. Name another middle school where students are excited to attend. I love that there is so much to offer. Great athletics. fabulous fine arts, and a ton of extra-curricular clubs like academic UIL to Destination Imagination to Robotics. I love what they are doing there! PS - the teachers are strong and caring and the Admin is fabulous! Again, can't wait for the year to start.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2014
My daughter entered the 8th grade in Alamo Heights Middle School. Meeting the teachers during the first weeks of school was a great opportunity for us parents. I was impressed with the quality of the teachers! I loved the fact I met all the teacher, knew their expectations, and their contact information. My daughters averages in all the subjects were above previous years due to the fact she enjoyed her teaches. The principal is AWESOME. He personally came to introduce himself the day we registered! and lastly, I went to one PTO meeting to see if they needed parent volunteers but to my surprise there was more parents than they needed!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
Alamo Heights Junior School works hard to make sure ALL students are successful. Whether you are a high achiever and participating in our academic UIL programs or a struggling student trying to hide in the shadows...you will be noticed by a teacher or administrator and they will do their best to engage with you. The academic standards are continuing to rise as students are prepared for ever more challenging work at the next level. Social struggles that are common at this age are aggressively addressed, not ignored. Parents are engaged and are asked to help be a part of the solution. I am far more impressed with our public school than I am with the regional private schools. I just wish our government supported public education fully. Please use your influence to support public education that is already paid for by tax dollars without diverting funds to charter schools or vouchers. Public school works and is an essential part of a democratic society!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
Alamo heights junior school is a creative, exciting place to learn. They have the most caring, well educated teachers. The atmosphere is fun and very inclusive. They do a great job with the kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Hurray for a great Junior School experience! This will be our son's 8th grade year and so far he has had excellent classroom instruction in his GT classes and well-rounded opportunities with school athletics, the strings program and student service clubs, such as NJSH and the Tutor Outreach Program (TOP). He will be prepared to be a High School student by the end of this school year, thanks to the leadership of the strong administration, teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Alamo Heights is a great school district. The parents are very involved in all of the schools and work very well with the faculty and staff. This is made possible by the leaders of the school that are committed to making our experiences the best that they can be. Parents and students fill out reviews of the classes and teachers each year and I have personally seen changes made for the better from our feedback. The teachers are really committed to our students and want them to succeed. All in all we have had a great experience in Alamo Heights.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
AHJS has awesome teachers and staff. They work closely with all the students to ensure the best education around. Over thirty percent of our district is on the free and reduced lunch plan provided by the state, however we have an extremely high graduation rate with over 95% of our graduating seniors attending college. Lives are changed at AH. It is truly a great school. Dr. Jones our principal is very in touch with the student body and is a true leader on campus. The parental involvement at AH is what makes our district unique. WE truly are one of a kind.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2013
It was ok. I used to go to school here. Its really hard to fit in if you're new unless you know people. There's a big bullying problem and most of the kids here are very elitist and rude. I didn't like it because of the bullying and some of the teachers were awful. Its all about looks and money there. If you don't dress nice you'd be bullied and be an outcast. The regular classes are terrible and only the GT classes offer quality education. I would NOT recomend AHJS. -Former Student

- submitted by a community member
November 03, 2012
AHJS was good for someone who likes easy classes and a big student body. It seemed that most people who "fit in" were pretentious and snooty. Anyone who was not rich or white, was an immediate outcast. In order to make the sports teams, your family had to be connected to the school financially. I was amazed at how excluding the students could be. I would not recommend this school, I left last year.

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2012
i been transferred to this school and i love it. Everyone is so helpful, kind and polite. The school has lots of stuff to get involved with. Dr jones the principal is so nice, i really like him. I love this school and recomed to take your child to this junior school. GO MULES - 6th grade student

- submitted by a community member
October 12, 2012
As a parent of a student who transferred mid-year from out-of-state, I am mostly pleased with the atmosphere and academics of this school. To be honest, I had reservations about moving to this affluent district, but overall the students and families are down-to-earth. Yes, there are groups of students who my child says make a display of their wealth in an attempt to make others feel inadequate, it's true. Fortunately, the norm seems to be students who are focused on education and are polite and kind. The teachers, with the exception of one, have all been great. When we had a problem with a demeaning and demoralizing math teacher, we followed protocol, talked with the counselor, and got our child out of that class. The counselor and the teachers are open to communication and have helped our child transition to this school. Academically, the advanced courses are on par with our previous district. The band is superior. There are many opportunities at AHJS for those who choose to take them. Given the options in San Antonio, AHISD is a good place to offer your child a solid education. My child is happy, eager to go to school and to learn; her response is the best endorsement.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2011
I currently attend this school, and the GT classes are great. In the advanced and grade level classes, there are a lot more disruptions. There is a LOT OF peer pressure, cliques, prejudice, and bullying on anything from race, affluency, intelligence, and your definitely ostracized if your not a rich, blond haired, blue eyed anglo girl, and the administration does nothing about it. The social environment is terrible, and the academic environment is only good if your in GT classes. -Current 7th Grade Student

- submitted by a community member
December 14, 2011
Horrible principal. She is a total snob and she gossips about the kids. She is friends with some of the parents and tries to fit in socially. A total social climber that does not care to resolve the issues she is causing. PRINCIPAL KERSHNER HAS TO GO

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2011
Wow, as a parent, taxpayer and additional financial supporter of the district and specifically AHJS, I happen to stumble on this site. I think all the schools in our district do an amazing job. The negative remarks regarding ahjs are obviously from a bitter and hurt parent. Maybe they could pull themselves up by the bootstraps and teach their children how to over come instead of sit UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES, no matter what they may be. America and our own community is about forging new solutions when times get you down. Stop complaining and look at the bright side. YOU HAVE AN EXCELLENT FREE EDUCATION no matter where you go to school. There are always ways to improve, so why not llook into being a part of that instead of part of the "whining"!!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
Not a very positive environment. They have tons of great technology, but not much time to use it, too many clowns. The teachers are pretty good, but they don't do anything about the misbehavior in the halls and stuff. There is a lot of snobbiness, and racism. You can't participate in any of the extracurricular stuff unless you have money. If you don't they offer scholarships that EVERY body ends up knowing about, and teasing about. The principal seems to be snob too, only talks to the wealthy white kids, which there are ALOT of here. They have a councelor that is totally lame and awkward, she cries everytime she talks about kids, and she gossips about the kids who have problems with the other kids! You should consider going somewhere else if you aren't rich and white.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2010
I went to this school and I was pretty satisfied. The coaches are good. The teachers are pretty good. I guess it was fun, because you could get by with doing anything there. They kind of let you break the rules, like the dress code, and cell phones in class. The teachers are laid back, they don't jump down your throat if u cuss sometimes. It probably isn't so good if you are not white. You can really get picked on, if your not. My advice to them would be stay out of the poor line in the cafeteria and you'll probably not get noticed or picked on. I liked this school. But not as much as the High School.

- submitted by a student
September 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
The school district should replace the administration at this school. The other schools in the district easily out perform this school in TEA scores, for no apparent reason other than poor discipline, and weak leadership. The children are the same kids that ranked well at the elementary schools and HS, but they are lost, uninspired or too anxious about this junior school environment to do well here. This is a smart and savvy district. I'm not quite sure why they have given up on AHJS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 05, 2009
I personally loved this school, and the english and art departments are amazing. The GT/PreAP department was great for me, too. But I will agree that socially some kids are picked on endlessly.

- submitted by a student
June 21, 2009
I am so disappointed in this school. Students are rude and unruly, the administation is weak to non-existent, and teachers teach to the lowest common denominator. Disuptive kids in classes ruin learning for good kids. Technology is unavailable. The few good teachers are so outnumbered they might as well not be there. We are going to St. Lukes until high school.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2009
the teachers fall short of expectations and so to the councilers. Out of all the administration, i'm most let down by the principal and councilers. The students are racist and the teachers do nothing to stop them..

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2009
For those of us who have been around awhile, the change has beem heartbreaking. 5 years ago the school was full of dedicated, caring, experienced teachers. The massive exodus of these teachers since the arrival of the new administration has left the school with teachers who are there just for the paycheck, who have no classroom management skills, who are more concerned about being cool and popular with the kids than actually having the kids actually learn anything. There are notable exeptions of course, but they are few and far between.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 06, 2009
I agree administration is terrible. They act like the just starting running this school yesterday. The peer pressure is extremely high for girls. You would expect this for 11-13 year old girls, but it's absoulutely awful They were trying to institute a no bully team and that was a JOKE. I hope that in 7 years, when my youngest gets to the Jr. School, they have a new Principal and new teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2009
The lack of real leadership at this school is the failing point of this school. The kids flaunt the rules, from dress code, bullying, profanity, and ludeness, to cell phones in class. The good teachers are outnumbered by unruly children, apathetic peers, and absentee administration. We are private schooling until High School.

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February 23, 2009
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February 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
Alamo Heights is a private school feel in a public school. The teachers and faculty are first rate. The children are quality kids with amazing potential. There are activities for all personalities to be involved in. Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in all school activities.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2008
Socially, this is a really hard school for any student. A lot of kids are picked on. Competition for social standing is especially strong among the girls. Very little individual attention or encouragement from teachers. Terrible school for kids with special needs. Find another school. That's what we did.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2007
The campus is really going to look great after the recent bond improvements. We will have the best science labs in the state for our children. I've been very impressed with the new principal and the teacher quality. A great match!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2006
Unfortunately the new principal has proven wrong for this formerly fine school. Hopefully the correction will take place before the school is ruined. Alamo Heights has been a special place of quality and tradition. 'Newness' is not a virtue in such an environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 06, 2006
Alamo Heights is one of the safest neighborhoods in San Antonio. The quality of education reflects the aforementioned. Many of the teachers at Alamo Heights have written, or edited their own textbooks and many of them hold doctoral degrees. High school is the launchpad for college, and what better place to prepare your child for college than at one of the finest public schools in San Antonio.

- submitted by a former student
September 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2005
I was able to participate in volleyball and basketball while participating in a Math Organization, the orchestra program, and all Honors classes. Due to the Robinhood system, the school has suffered many budget cuts that have affected its ability to update the building and go on field trips (my 8th grade field trip was canceled because of the lack of funding). I feel like the academic programs were excellent (especially in the Math, Science, and English departments). Because of the high quality of academics I learned these past years at AHJS, I was able to earn a scholarship to a private school and receive State recognition on the Duke Talent Search in seventh grade (along with 32, i believe, other students at AHJS). I don't know how well I can comment on parent involvement, but ,from what I saw, they helped out a lot. I can't comment on the new principal.

- submitted by a former student
June 29, 2005
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Alamo Heights J High School
7607 North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX  78209
(210) 824-3231
Last modified Alamo Heights J High School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Alamo Heights J High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top