As your children go through high school, choosing the right school is equally important as deciding on a perfect home. High school is when students are given the tools to figure out the paths they want to pursue as adults. There are more subjects and extra-curricular activities that students can choose from. Taking on their interests and passions help to shape the critical decisions they need to make as they plan their future.
Seguin High School’s regular student population is 1,630 with a student-teacher ratio of 13.5 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Lamar High School is 2,614 students and a student-teacher ratio of 14.7 students/teacher ratio.
Seguin High School earned a State accountability rating of C (70-79) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 79 in student achievement, 81 in school progress and 73 in closing performance gaps. It scored 79 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.
On the other hand, Lamar High School not rated a State accountability rating due to the on-going impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, African Americans comprise the biggest group at Seguin High School. They make up for 34.72% of student population, followed by Hispanics (32.58%), Asians (16.26%), Whites or Caucasians (13.80%), Two or More Races (1.96%) and Native Americans (0.55%).
The student population at Lamar High School is also predominantly by Hispanics at 41.74%, followed by African Americans (35.00%), Whites or Caucasians (16.72%), Asians (2.95%), Two or More Races (2.79%) and Native Americans (0.50%).
In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, Seguin High School has 269 English Language Learners or ELLS or about 16.50% of student population. Lamar High School has significantly more ELLs at 488 or about 18.67% of student population.
Seguin High School’s bilingual students comprise 16.01%, gifted and talented students, 8.59%, while 9.14% are in the special education program. Lamar High School bilingual students comprise 18.09%, gifted and talented students, 6.20%, and 9.56% are in the special education program.
Seguin High School's 120 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 7 years with individual teaching experience averaging nearly 10.8 years. Lamar High School's 177 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 8.3 years with individual teaching experience averaging close to 11.9 years.
Of its teaching staff, Seguin High School has two teachers serving the school for over 30 years, has 14 teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 32 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 37 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 28 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including eight beginning teachers. Lamar High School has eight teachers serving the school for over 30 years, has 30 teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 40 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 36 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 52 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including 12 beginning teachers.
In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. Seguin High School employs 66 female teachers and 54 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, 23 special education teachers are being assisted by 16 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs five staff members in the school administration department and 15 more working as school support staff.
On the other hand, Lamar High School employs 99 female teachers and 78 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, 16 special education teachers are being assisted by 20 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs eight staff members in the school administration department and 19 more working as school support staff.
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