San Antonio Schools
San Antonio has hundreds of schools in numerous districts in Bexar County and the greater San Antonio area. The 15 school districts in Bexar County are made up of of hundreds of elementary, junior high and high schools with around 300,000 total students enrolled. San Antonio also has several community colleges and universities with new campuses being built or existing campuses being upgraded to handle the growing educational needs of San Antonio and Bexar County.
San Antonio Public Schools
The schools in San Antonio perform fairly well. While the state of Texas mandates that standardized student testing be the benchmark for school performance, this benchmark has proven to be somewhat inefficient. Public school teachers in the San Antonio area are quite dedicated to their jobs as educators simply because the culture of this city is such that communities embrace family values and teachers are part of these communities. However, without parental involvement, schools may "appear" to be sub-par when in fact, the quality of education is quite the contrary. San Antonio school districts all offer quality educational opportunities as the property taxes which fund the schools is spread according to district performance. Lower performing districts generally receive more funding produced from school districts with higher property values.
San Antonio School Districts
San Antonio is no different than any other city in the nation. There are schools and school districts that are viewed as "better" than others and are more desirable for parents sending their kids to a new school in a new town. The school districts in San Antonio are rated on the same scale. And like any other city, we have good schools and school districts while we also have those that need improvement. Parents moving to San Antonio should investigate all schools and districts but those that receive continual acclaim and positive reviews are Alamo Heights ISD and North East ISD. These seem to be the districts that always perform well in testing and are rated as being well regarded by the state of Texas and San Antonio residents.
Because school statistics and testing results change, it would be hard for us to pinpoint which districts in the San Antonio area are exemplary or above-average so we can only say which schools and districts have historically performed well and have a reputation for success. In San Antonio, zip codes and crime rates go hand in hand. These same zip codes that have higher crime rates will also have schools that don't perform as well as those districts with low crime rates. Schools here are good. The teachers in San Antonio are good. And the success of the students is largely dependent upon the involvement parents have in their child's educational experience while attending a San Antonio school.