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Reagan High School

Public | 9-12 | 2955 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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 former student


Posted February 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted August 31, 2005

I am new and have found that the counselors are quite helpful with a little encouragement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted July 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 5, 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


Posted 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 former student


Posted February 3, 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


Posted September 9, 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

753 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

745 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

696 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

687 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

687 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

685 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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

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

706 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

708 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

709 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

705 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education90%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%
Algebra II

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

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

784 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

619 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

771 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%
English I Writing

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

779 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%
English II Reading

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

705 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
62%
English II Writing

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

706 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

698 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

7 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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.

782 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%
World History

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

688 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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 Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education84%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted96%
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
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African American97%
Asian98%
Hispanic98%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education87%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students99%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education90%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Black or African American89%
Asian94%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education52%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Black or African American81%
Asian92%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education44%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American94%
Asian98%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education79%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black or African American61%
Asian96%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education38%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education81%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American92%
Asian98%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education77%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American89%
Asian98%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education77%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
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
White 45% 29%
Hispanic 40% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
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 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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School Leader's name
  • BRENDA SHELTON
Fax number
  • (210) 482-2222

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  • College counselor(s)
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19000 Ronald Reagan
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