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9-12
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San Antonio, TX
Students enrolled: 2,955
 

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19000 Ronald Reagan
San Antonio, TX 78258

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(210) 356-1800
(210) 482-2222
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April 08, 2015
I'm a sophomore currently and honestly I have nothing good to say about this school. Its horrid. It's way too competitive and the stress levels are very high. Having an 95+ average won't even get you into to the top 10%. The fine arts department doesn't get the funding it deserves. Paying for sports or any other athletic activity is so much money; almost $1000+ depending on the sport you play. The lunches are disgusting & the other students are very quick to judge. Getting into a good college is tough if you're not in the top 10. Even teachers support being super competitive. This school is not what it seems to be.

- submitted by a student

October 04, 2014
I meant Basketball Team! Sorry, That one was full since last year , lots of new awesome kids went to try outs and didn't get to the team . My son made it for other sports like track, soccer but he love and misses basketball,... He's new and enjoying a lot the school. Great teachers. He says Sharyland was harder.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2014
Not true about school having there teams picked out. My daughter is new to this school she comes from a private school. She tried out for the swim team and made it. She knew no one and know has plenty of good friends and loves the school. Her classes are even harder then private and is learning a lot. She really enjoys going to Reagan, especially being part of a team.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2014
It's not a terrible school but clearly not a GREAT one. Especially for the average student that's also new to SAT. The distractions are huge and extremely overwhelming to a child that wants to fit in socially. My advice; know your child first before enrollment. Your child must be very independent and extremely secure within themselves to THRIVE at Reagan. We had to remove our child from NEISD to a school system that takes the time to understand and develop each child while also providing the right level of support and guidance parents expect every child to receive.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2014
I am currently a sophomore at Reagan and have gotten to know the school pretty well. Although I do love Reagan, it does have some flaws. This school is very competitive, many teachers do choose favorites, extra-curricular activities are expensive to the point many people who want to do them can not,etc. I also have experienced Pre-AP classes, although I have switched some to regular classes because the lack of attention from some teachers and the expectation of perfection among teachers(mostly English teachers). I understand that not everything can be perfect and that Reagan does have flaws, but I wouldn't choose any other school to attend. RATTLER FOREVER!!!!

- submitted by a student

January 03, 2014
Reagan is an awesome school. As a current junior there I have experienced very much of the school. The teachers work very diligently to teach and get the job done. Although, some departments are completely ridiculous. The computer science (pre AP/AP) program is hysterical. As a current student in the pre AP course I can honestly say that me and a very large portion of just my class, and all other classes have not learned one thing and are typically given answers by the teacher beforehand. A 5th grader would perhaps do just as good on one of our "coding" tests as I would, because it would be a matter of who is a better guesser. Also, another issue is the foreign language department. This is not Reagan's issue but simply the districts. I took 4 years of Spanish from middle to high school and if I were to visit a foreign country I'd feel more comfortable doing sign language then attempting to speak Spanish. The department is very unfunded, with teachers who barely speak English themselves and assume you already know Spanish! About the only thing you learn is vocabulary and how to form verbs into past, present, and future.. Not how to form sentences or actually carry on a conversation.

- submitted by a community member

October 01, 2013
Reagan High School is the best. There is a lot of parent involvement. The band is great. Colorguard is spectacular.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2013
Reagan is an excellent high school. It is a place where kids do not have to be the most popular to be successful, where the arts programs are very good, and the Advanced Placement courses are outstanding. Prior to moving to San Antonio, we lived in Fairfax County, Virginia, and the Cerritos / Cypress areas of Southern California. We have high academic expectations. Our son will take a total of 20 AP exams at Reagan. He not found these AP classes overcrowded, and he has always received the level of attention and support he has needed to be successful. The reasonable level of homework and the more balanced lifestyle here in South Texas means that he gets more sleep and has less stress than he would have in Virginia or California. Since the athletic programs are strong at Reagan, I was concerned that there might be negative stereotypes for academic kids. Not true. My son has a wide range of friends from the athletes to the artists. As I write this review,, our son has been admitted today to 2 top Ivy League colleges, and he is very well prepared to be academically and socially successful. I can think of no better place for him to have attended high school than Reagan.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2013
I moved to the area from Schertz so my daughter could attend Reagan when she decided she didn't want to stay in her private school. Great school and I think it's just as strong or stronger than private schools (academically). It is tough though. You need to be in AP courses with high A's if you want to have a chance to be in the top 10% of the class. I think it will prepare my daughter well for college, but she isn't going to be in the top 10%, which may keep her from attending the school of her choice. At any other high schools in the San Antonio area she would be in the top 10%.

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2012
This is a school for the masses. Academic competition is so high that my son feels bad for having a 92 average and poor class rank. Teachers clearly encourage the competition to the point where it is only a competition to see who can cheat the most efficiently, or who is willing to run themselves ragged, losing hope of a well rounded high school experience. The student body as well as faculty/staff are quick to judge/profile. Don't expect individualists to thrive here. Fine arts programs are not up to par with Texas standards, and have fallen from what the once supposedly were. School leadership was essentially non existent in my experience. If you are looking to give your child a useful high school education, instead of a forced competition unrealistic numbers, alongside almost no personal attention (due to massive student population), I would recommend looking elsewhere. The "AP" classes are so full, the teachers are unable to teach to critical thinkers. Reagan high school is a prime example of the need for reform in the American educational system. A strong football program and flat screen TV's in the cafeteria, on the other hand, seem to be the schools essential strengths.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2012
The Best H S in San Antonio!! Excellent staff & Challenging academic programs. That prepares students well for college. My son graduated in 2011 and is attending to UT Austin. And my daughter a senior this year.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2012
When we moved to San Antonio in 2007, we were looking forward for the EXCEPTIONAL characteristics that Reagan H.S. has advertised nationwide, statistics are excellent every website searched on. Yes, it has full academic curriculums, all kinds of activities, athletics very important for those who are competitive by nature; everything you're looking for your child, they have it. Our experience is with Special Education; not quite exceptional as I expected. My child experienced a lot of bullying every single year he attended, academically my son didn't progress; he even forgot all multiplication facts due to lack of usage in the class, assistant teachers were too busy taking care of the regular students than the ones with special needs. Oh, don't expect regular students hanging out with yours if he has a disability. Labeling is quick! Other than that, they do have great football team, they have a huge PTA where the same parents are involved all the time, no room for others to take lead, competition is high in all areas.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2012
Reagan High School is a well rounded school with something for everyone. If you are considering this school I would HIGHLY recommend it. Other schools in the district are nice yet none stand out as much as Reagan.The acdemics are great. You can have a 100 average and not even be in the top 10% because everyone is so smart. Also football was amazing this year from being district champs to making it into the 4th round in play offs. Reagan has pretty much every sport you can think of from volleyball to lacross. And they are very good in those sports as well. The Reagan campus is quite pretty for a school.This year they passed a bond for them to build a new wing / building and redo the athletic building. I'm not sure when they will construct that but it will be very nice. One of the only cons of Reagan is that the school is so large with 2600+ kids. But it is nice in ways because there is so many people to meet. Reagan tends to get a repatation that they are rich snobby kids but I go here and trust me everyone is normal. Also stone oak is an amazing area to live in. Everything is pretty much new and beautiful. I hope that you will choose to live in stone oak area and attend Reagan:)

- submitted by a student

April 21, 2010
I moved to SA from Houston. My children entered Reagan based partly on what many had sid about the school. As a teacher myself, I was shocked to see how far behind it is from other places that we know. I found the staff, parents and students very resistent to new ideas. When presented with new technology or teaching practices, I seaw that the staff would actually refuse to accept that things could be done any better than at Reagan. We ended up moving back to our old school. I feel Reagan could be so much better. But there have to be many 'upgrades.'

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2008
Reagan High Scool is an outstanding school with excellent teachers that care about students. The principal leads a school that is built around the needs of the students and parents and truly cares about what happens at Reagan High School. Parent involvemnet is outstanding. We have the largest PTA in the state. It is rare that you are lucky enough to have a child in a school as good as Reagan. My son is a senior this year and will attend the college of his choice all because of the preparation he received at Reagan High School

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2008
Our daughter graduated from Reagan in 2003 and our son attended Reagan 2006-2008 and we've just moved out of state so he won't be graduating there. I've said many times if the incomes of some of the students bother you and bother your child,then maybe Reagan isn't for you. But certainly most of the students come from middle income families and they don't live in mansions. Our experience is that those with the means open up their homes to everyone- have the teams come over and the parents for BBQ's and they share with everyone. My kids never had a car in high school and no one thought anything of it. There are 3000 + kids and you will find all kinds there, but generally kids there do well and are expected to do well from college educated parents. I recommend the school for anyone serious about a good education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 16, 2008
My child transferred to Reagan in his junior year after spending 10 years in a private school. I was very pleasantly surprised at the level of professionalism and the eagerness of the staff to do all things with excellence. Reagan offers academics for everyone -- basic courses with daily tutoring and an ever-present resource center as well as AP and dual-credit courses that will challenge the smartest of students. There are gobs of extra-curricular activities and terrific sports programs that lead to many college athletic scholarships. My son just graduated from Reagan and I can say that he wholeheartedly loved it. The only caution is one I would give the parents of students at just about any large public school: get acquainted with your child's friends and the friends' parents. Some parents shun alcohol, many look the other way, and some actually provide it for kids at parties.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2008
Excellent academic facility. Although involvement in extracuricular activites is based upon financial status, the school's triumph rests in the ability of the majority of its faculty. The English and Science departments are second to none.. Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Lippincott--- wonderful student/teacher interactions.

- submitted by a student

April 15, 2008
RHS is the best high school in the San Antonio Area, not only in athletics, but it is also very strong academicly

- submitted by a community member

April 09, 2008
My daughter is a senior at RRHS. She has been accepted to her 1st choice private university and has done very well there. As in all HS, you must be an involved parent, know all your child's friends and their parents and never think they have it all under control. They don't! Keep your child in a Bible teaching church and make sure they have support at home to stay away from all the bad influences in the world. These are teens we are talking about, they need all of these things to keep on the right path no matter what school they go to. The teachers are awesome.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2008
This school focuses on promoting wealthy children, their extracurricular interests, and stroking their parents. If a child is not as affluent as the rest, they will be lost in the shuffle, ignored, and labeled, with no chance for an academic future, nor a chance to participate in spirit groups since they can't pay for daily dance/cheer lessons at a neihborhood studio. The spirit program is unfair, academically a broad range of courses is offered, but success is dependent on affluence, not intelligence.

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2007
This is one of the most challenging high schools and prepares students extremely well for college and AP exams. The teachers are concerned for your success and the students are motivated.

- submitted by a student

October 20, 2007
Ronald Reagan High School has accomplished a lot in the few years it has been open. Most of the kids are over achievers, but they support and encourage each other. The teachers and programs are great! My son is a Junior at Reagan and he says the students really do not care about the overcrowding. The high quality of the education makes up for the crowded classrooms and hallways.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2007
We were very disillusioned by Reagan's academic attention by the teachers. When attention was needed, few teachers seemed to step up to the plate. The extracurricular activities are excellent. We removed our student from Reagan in the middle of her sophomore year.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2007
Reagan is one of the best schools our child has attended other than the Department of Defense School System on a installation. We regrettably have to leave the area and the city where we are going doesn't have a school to compare to Reagan. Yikes.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2007
Reagan High School is the best in San Antonio. The teachers are very involved with school events and there is enough extra activities for everyone.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2007
This is my first year at Reagan, and I love it. There are countless extra curricular programs, even more eager and helpful teachers, and great food. My only complaint is that the student enrollment number is rising higher and higher. It's almost 4000 right now, so the halls are rather crowded.

- submitted by a student

December 16, 2006
I went there for three years, and had to transfer to smithson valley due to a divorce. And the counselors and teachers were so supportive and helpful. An besides that they are alll wonderful and actually care. I have been to alot of schools, 14 othem, and that was the best ever. I will always remember my time there. Always. I wish I could have graduated there.

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2006
My daughter is graduating in May of 06. What a Great school. Classes are tough, but the children do extremly well on PSAT'S/SAT'S/ACT'S and the state mandated TAKS test. The school has the largest PTA in the country and it shows. Any program that you can think of is available at Reagan. They are quickly becoming a power house in many sports also. The school is only 6 yrs old. The facilities are second to none.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2005
My son is a senior at reagan and absolutely loves it. The principal, teachers and counselors are extremely helpful. It is obvious they really care about the students. My son is well prepared for the college of his choice, and I wouldn't have him at any other school. Go rattlers! As far as parent involvement...Wow, you couldn't ask for more involvement! The new principal is very much on top of things. He believes in walking around and being out with the students. The students respect him. I can't say enough great things about rrhs. 'Thanks for being such a wonderul school and preparing our students for the future.'

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 31, 2005
I am new and have found that the counselors are quite helpful with a little encouragement.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2005
While I have to agree that classroom size is way too large, and I am concerned about the effect it can have on the students, the most recent comment on lack of parental involvement is unfounded. Reagan has the largest PTA membership in the state, and there are hundreds of parents who volunteer for anything from stuffing welcome packets to chaperoning and working at games to assisting in the office, etc. There are always opportunities for a parent to volunteer and be 'visible' at the school, if they so choose, as well as represent your child. As for the discipline issue, there is bound to be a discipline problem at any school of Reagan's size. I think the administration is doing most everything it can to solve this problem (i.e., video cameras placed around the campus, etc.). Reagan is probably as good as it gets for a school of it's size.

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2005
My child has been attending Reagan for 2 years and we are unhappy with it. There are discipline problems and lack of parent involvement. Classroom sizes are too large due to the the overwhelming number of students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 25, 2005
It's great that a school is named after President Reagan. His legacy will live on with the students there.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2005
School offers a stagering variety of academic programs to students willing to get involved. Also continiues to expand its offerings of AP courses. Recognized academically at the local, state, national, and even international level in math, science, theater, history, Model UN, and Destination Imagination.

- submitted by a teacher

April 29, 2005
I am a student at Reagan High School, and the education students are receiving is not only invigorating, but also challenging and engaging. The administration runs the school like a college campus, and it has been proven that students from Reagan are more likely to have better grades in college than students from other schools. The teachers are motivating and supportive of their students; I would not want to attend any other school. I feel very fortunate to be attending such an amazing school, and to be receiving such a well rounded education.

- submitted by a student

February 26, 2005
Good school but has a lot of potential bad influences. Drugs and sex cliques do exist as they do in most all large schools. Excellent teachers, excellent theater and sports.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2004
Reagan High School provides a high quality of education and the teachers are exemplary. Ample opportunity for educational support is offered by the staff. If you are looking for a good educational opportunity, Reagan is where to find it!

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2004
Unfair treatment and profiling shown by teachers and administration. Civility towards students is lacking from most teachers who would rather refer instead resolve.

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2004
We moved here from Oklahoma and have been very pleased with the school in every way. If you are considering a move to San Antonio, please consider this school, the staff and teachers are very supportive of both parents and students. The standards this school sets for the students are high and they give every child a chance to succeed.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
This is the best high school in San Antonio. Not only are academics the highest here, but so are the standards for the students character. There is a place for every student to belong. It is terrific! Go Rattlers!

- submitted by a parent

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Reagan High School
19000 Ronald Reagan, San Antonio, TX  78258
(210) 356-1800
Last modified Reagan High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Reagan High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top