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Santa Fe, TX
Students enrolled: 1,416

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P O Box 370
Santa Fe, TX 77517

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(409) 927-3106
(409) 925-2773
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April 13, 2012
My husband and I graduated from Santa Fe High in 2000. We both went on obtain a masters and doctorate degree. The students for the most part are nice at SFISD. The city is sterotyped as a bunch of "red necks" but there are a lot of good people in Santa Fe. I would not live anywhere else and believe me I have lived a lot of places. My children attend SFISD elementary and we like the school. I just want people to know SFHS does not always get the credit it deserves. Several of my friends who attended SFISD are now a Dentist, Physical Therapist, Pharmacist, Veterinarians, Teachers, etc. SFISD produces educated people! My only suggestion is I wish the school would put more money into their Career Technology program for seniors. The kids need more vocational certifications so they can go to work right after high school!

- submitted by a parent
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October 03, 2009
The kids are being taught to never give up....never ever. Teachers are spending lots of time with kids that want to learn & counseling those that don't as to why they should. They are going the extra mile.

- submitted by a community member

May 28, 2009
It is an average school, but there could be more discipline put forth from the teachers. In my personal experience at other schools, I'd say Santa Fe could push us, the student body, harder to prepare us for college.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 07, 2009
This school is awful, my kids were doing great here, but when I moved they were so far behind it took massive amounts of tutoring to get them up to the other kids. They are doing great now but I would never let them go back there, the teachers don't care and the principals are worse. Teach the taks is their motto!!

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2008
Wow.. It's Santa Fe! Everyone that goes to Santa Fe knows. Its just like every school some teachers are willing to go that extra mile some are not so willing. I believe if you want to exceed you can, its about what the student want. I will always look back and remember fun times and grat people! Former student of Santa Fe High 2004 Lacy

- submitted by a student

March 27, 2007
The dress code is not enforced for all students - If you are not a football player or your parent is well known in the community,you get called on the code. I see gothics with multiple piercings, pipe pants, chains walking out of the school! With all Texas schools, they teach TAKS and not the basics. That is why so many students do not succeed after high school. I feel the teachers are limited on what they can teach! No creativity is allowed, just TAKS

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2006
Santa Fe Schools are very poor in there teaching. All this school worries about is money. Another subject Santa Fe schools only worry about is dress code. The staff only worries about what the students are wearing, instead of caring about their grades. I think Santa Fe Schools need to start focusing on the more important things, and not how our students look.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2006
The problem is not the teachers or staff but the rules and way it is ruined

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2005
A nice acedemic program and very intellegent teachers. But there do seem to be a lot of fights and racial issues have been present.

- submitted by a student

April 26, 2005
First off, you have to look at the percentage of graduates who later went into the military or are only going to College of the Mainland or ACC. My graduating class had maybe 10 people who went on to bigger and greater things. I bore witness to people sleeping in class and getting graded on being able to tell the teacher what day it was. There were more drugged people than you could believe sitting in classes. The staff and teachers were more set on just making it through the day with the minimal amount of effort, but still be able to supply the test scores needed for funding. I as well as several friends were basically pressured to step down from the advanced classes and join the regular classes. Hopefully it has changed since 2000. But if those teachers are still there, then it hasn't. It's all about sports there.

- submitted by a student

February 19, 2005
The principals I would have to say are the most active with the students. The teacher quality is very poor, they don't help the students who are having a difficult time with the work. The way the teachers figure is if you are failing them there is no hope for you. There are a few extracurricular activities but this school is all about the band. The school reciently put in a CSI course, there is also choir, and art. But for extracurriclar that is all there really is. Parent involvement is low because the school keeps you informed with letters and not many of thoes make it home. The safety and dicipline are very poor. The school officers are rarely ever there and the students get to choose their discipline. They have the choice of Saturday detention, In School Suspension, or the paddle.

- submitted by a parent

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Santa Fe High School
P O Box 370, Santa Fe, TX  77517
(409) 927-3106
Last modified Santa Fe High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Santa Fe High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top