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Jay High School

Public | 9-12 | 2876 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $78,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

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Posted October 9, 2013

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
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2009

The band is amazing and the kids are academically better with balancing school, friends, and family with this elective.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2009

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.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2006

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

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
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 10, 2004

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2004

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2003

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2003

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


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

737 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

737 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

689 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

665 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

666 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

667 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

582 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

587 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

584 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

582 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

527 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

733 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

631 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

772 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

876 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

706 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
41%
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

704 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
14%
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

673 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

758 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

698 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students72%
Female75%
Male70%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education30%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students83%
Female82%
Male83%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education49%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education84%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black or African American69%
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education19%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students38%
Female41%
Male36%
Black or African American44%
Asian75%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education10%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black or African American77%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education35%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students43%
Female46%
Male40%
Black or African American44%
Asian100%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education8%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students70%
Female64%
Male74%
Black or African American66%
Asian100%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education36%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students69%
Female63%
Male74%
Black or African American68%
Asian100%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education34%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 83% 52%
White 8% 29%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • ROBERT HARRIS

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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