Smithson Valley High School

14001 Hwy 46 West,

Spring Branch, TX, 78070-7299

Tel: (830)885-1000
Grades: 9-12

2,073 students

Smithson Valley High School serves 2,073 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 69%.
Smithson Valley High School operates within the Comal Independent School District.
The school district's 100% graduation rate is higher than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 2073 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,073 students
Smithson Valley High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 118 teachers
Smithson Valley High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Smithson Valley High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Smithson Valley High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Smithson Valley High School Asian (2005-2012)
Hispanic
31%
50%
Smithson Valley High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
2%
13%
Smithson Valley High School Black (1996-2012)
White
61%
31%
Smithson Valley High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Smithson Valley High School Sch Ethnicity Smithson Valley High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.53 0.64
Smithson Valley High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
44%
Smithson Valley High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
7%
Smithson Valley High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 18,278 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 89% over five years.
School District Name Comal Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
3
Number of Students Managed 18,278 799
Comal Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 100% 80%
Comal Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $175 MM $9 MM
Comal Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $245 MM $9 MM
Comal Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,877 $11,947
Comal Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,254 $12,666
Comal Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Trinity Charter School (10.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Smithson Valley Middle School (3.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bill Brown Elementary School (5.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Spring Branch Smithson Valley Middle School
    6101 Fm 311
    Spring Branch , TX , 78070
    (830)885-1200
    3.7  mi  |  877  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Spring Branch Bill Brown Elementary School
    20410 Hwy 46 West
    Spring Branch , TX , 78070
    (830)885-1400
    5.4  mi  |  692  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Canyon Lake Startzville Elementary School
    42111 Fm 3159
    Canyon Lake , TX , 78133
    (830)885-8000
    5.6  mi  |  671  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Spring Branch Arlon R Seay Elementary School
    20911 Hwy 46 West
    Spring Branch , TX , 78070
    (830)885-8700
    5.9  mi  |  384  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Spring Branch Spring Branch Middle School
    21053 Hwy 46 West
    Spring Branch , TX , 78070
    (830)885-8800
    6  mi  |  883  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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