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6-12
Private
San Marcos, TX
Students enrolled: 276
Before care: No
After care: No
 

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2801 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX 78666

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(512) 753-8000
(512) 753-8031
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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
May 27, 2015
Best part of this school! Administration and staff need to let them do their job and not make life difficult for them or their students.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
May 27, 2015
Most of the teachers have a good handle on educating. There are some inexperienced and non-certified teachers that won't provided a good education, not from lack of trying but they haven't received the training and don't have experience. They are hired because they are cheap hires for the school. It is amazing how little the school pays their professionals.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Agree
May 27, 2015
Because of the environment the school provides the students learn to be persistent and determined or they are squished by the administration and staff. Many students are bitter, feel people are out to get them, and they don't have a healthy self-esteem due to the treatment received from the school environment.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
May 27, 2015
The employees at the school don't respect each other. They have definite cliques within the employees and gossip openly, in front of parent and students, about other employees. They employees put the students in the middle and pass the buck and none of them take responsibility.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
May 27, 2015
The dorm staff and administration are very dogmatic. They follow the guide line of, "my way or the highway." Many of the dorm staff is not qualified to hold their position and several have anger management issues which isn't healthy for the students. Many of the faculty members are compassionate and want to see the students succeed.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2014
The Academy has been an awesome experience for all 3 of my children. My oldest graduated in 2010. He was a fine arts student that never would have achieved so much in the public school system. He is now a Navy airman and a great source of pride for our family. My second and third child still attend the Academy. In addition to great academics, roles of leadership, they have also obtained a great resume for college athletics in their future. I credit a great teacher/parent communication, the student/teacher ratio, and the commitment of Christian faculty and staff to not only teach, but to mentor these young people by investing in their lives.

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2014
I went to high school here and all I can say is there is a HUGE bullying problem. I was bullied relentlessly, and I remember like yesterday when I went to the teacher she just laughed and called me the "nickname" all the spoiled rich kids had given me. She never stopped the bullying in class either. I hate this school it destroyed my self esteem.

- submitted by a community member

July 29, 2011
Transferring to San Marcos Academy was the best decision we ever made for our child. I only wish we would have known about the Academy sooner so that we would have had several more years here. The staff, teachers and coaches are kind and the most supportive you will find anywhere. The structure of the School is preparing our child for College, therefore, we feel the transition will be more smooth. The School does so much for the student body and the extras will amaze. The extra activities are fun and truly based on what the students want to do. We love having the foreign students on campus so everyone can learn about their culture.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2009
Our son has thrived in this environment. He participates and competes with youth from around the State in academic as well as social activities like dances, contests, fun days, Six Flags trips. Involved and lettered in Band and Marching band. 2 years in the Jazz Band. Lettered & plays baseball. Has been, or currently is a Student Ambassador, Student Senate, Senate President, Student Council Vice president. Participates in TAPPS Regional and State competitions: Leader in the schools Boy Scout Troop 1907: Weight lifting! Students come from all around the world. They are from China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, even Alaska! Talk about a cosmopolitan experience! This mix of people is you get on any major college campus. We are blessed and thankful at SMBA and encourage you to be a part of this: Challenged, encouraged, and loved while building a solid foundation for the future.

- submitted by a parent
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March 12, 2008
I went to the Academy for one year my Freshman year and I loved it. I did a lot better than I have done in any other school. I have several learning disabilities (ADHD, dyslexia) and was still able to make A's and B's, thanks to after school study hall's and tutorials that they hold for students who are struggling in their classes. I found this school to be a lot more FUN than any other schools I've been to. They have a lot of activities for students such as dances, contests, fun days, six flags trips, camping trips, etc. I was involved in the choir program and it is so well structured and the teachers are awesome! We got to go to TAPPS regional and state competitions and that was so exciting. I was a cheerleader and I played softball and basketball and the coaches are really great and encouraging.

- submitted by a student

October 29, 2007
I attended the academy all seven years, and it had it s ups and downs, The teachers are outstanding, incredibly attentive to students needs. The faculty and staff strive to see everyone succeed. With great advanced classes, I took every AP and college-credit course, and had my freshman year out of the way before graduating high school. The Academy prepared me for college, and I graduated Baylor University in three years. I found that many of my college courses were easier than the Academy s! The extra curricular opportunities are amazing. I participated in theater, music, art, athletics, and volunteer work, and even took a trip to Paris over spring break my senior year. I got the chance to meet many foreign students, my best friend was from Hong Kong. I feel the Academy offers so much for those who really want to receive it and helps to see those who don t succeed.

- submitted by a student

May 19, 2007
Academics OK But if transferring in from public school curriculum does not seem to follow. Students not closely followed by any one person. Structured environment but no individual care.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2005
Small classes, attentive teachers, but watered down curriculum.

- submitted by a parent

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San Marcos Baptist Academy
2801 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX  78666
(512) 753-8000
Last modified San Marcos Baptist Academy is a Private school that serves grades 6-12
San Marcos Baptist Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top