John Jay High School (San Antonio)

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John Jay High School
7611 Marbach Road
San Antonio, Texas, 78227
United States
Coordinates 29°25′06″N 98°38′22″W / 29.418348°N 98.63946°W / 29.418348; -98.63946Coordinates: 29°25′06″N 98°38′22″W / 29.418348°N 98.63946°W / 29.418348; -98.63946
School type Public high school
Established 1967
School district Northside Independent School District
Principal Robert Harris
Vice principal Vicki Guller
Assistant principals Bobby Baiza, Aracely Garcia, Thomas Levine, Daniel Mendoza
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2905 (2009)

Blue, Silver, White

Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAAA (6A)
Mascot Mustangs

John Jay High School is a high school in the Northside Independent School District of San Antonio, Texas which serves a portion of the city of San Antonio. All high schools in the Northside Independent School District (NISD) are named for US Supreme Court Chief Justices; the first Supreme Court Chief Justice was John Jay. John Jay High also contains a magnet school, the John Jay Science and Engineering Academy.[1]

In 2009, the school was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

The Principal is Robert Harris.

State Titles[edit]

  • Boys Basketball - [3]
    • 2002(5A)
  • Volleyball - [4]
    • 1991(5A)

Air Force JROTC[edit]

John Jay High School is well known in JROTCs across the country for their Varsity Drill Team, the 'Silver Eagles'. The Silver Eagles are an armed drill team that compete at JROTC drill meets both locally, statewide, as well as on a national level. In 2002 and 2012 they placed first overall in the masters armed division of the competition.

Student Locator Project[edit]

On October 1, 2012, the high school and Anson Jones Middle School began the controversial "Student Locator Project."[5] Students were required to wear school IDs that were embedded with RFID microchips at all times. Student Andrea Hernandez was suspended from the school for refusing to wear the badge for religious reasons, linking it to the "mark of the beast" in the biblical book of Revelation.[6] The Rutherford Institute filed a suit on behalf of Hernandez, and on November 21, 2012, a judge tentatively blocked the suspension.[7] Hernandez was expelled from the school in January 2013. In July 2013, she was allowed to re-enter the school which had abandoned the RFID project.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Feeder elementary schools include:

  • Passmore Elementary
  • Meadow Village Elementary
  • Cable Elementary
  • Mary Hull Elementary
  • Westwood Terrace Elementary
  • John Glenn Elementary
  • Michael Elementary
  • Fisher Elementary
  • Lackland City Elementary
  • and Valley Hi Elementary

Feeder middle schools include:

  • Sam Rayburn M.S.
  • Anson Jones M.S.
  • E.M. Pease M.S.


  1. ^ History of John Jay HS
  2. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  3. ^ UIL Centennial Webpage
  4. ^ UIL Centennial Webpage
  5. ^ "Students at Texas school forced to wear RFID tracking badges". Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Tracking system called "mark of the beast" by student dropped in San Antonio". Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "US student suspended for refusing to wear school-issued tracker". Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Scott Ankrom". Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Clarissa Davis". Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Wallace B. Jefferson". Notable Names Data Base. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Mickey Mahler". BASEBALL REFERENCE. COM. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Rick Mahler". BASEBALL REFERENCE. COM. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Sammy Morris". Maher Sports Media. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Bo Outlaw". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Demetria Sance". Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "Yolanda Saldivar". Tex. R. App. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Scott Thomas". Retrieved 1 August 2013. 

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