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 Jay Sumpter
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,876 (2014-2015)
Color(s) Blue, Silver, White
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAAA (6A)
Mascot Mustangs

John Jay High School is a public high school in the Northside Independent School District of San Antonio, Texas (United States), which generally serves the northwest portion of the city.


All high schools in the Northside Independent School District (NISD) are named for US Supreme Court 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]

Student Locator Project[edit]

On October 1, 2012, the high school and Anson Jones Middle School began the controversial "Student Locator Project."[2] 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.[3] The Rutherford Institute filed a suit on behalf of Hernandez, and on November 21, 2012, a judge tentatively blocked the suspension.[4] 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.[3]


In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[5]


The Jay Mustangs compete in these sports:[6]


  • Boys' Basketball -[7]
    • 2002(5A)
  • Volleyball -[8]
    • 1991(5A)

2015 football incident[edit]

On September 4, 2015, the athletic program attracted national attention after a game in which two players, identified as Victor Rojas and Michael Moreno,[9] drove into the back of umpire Robert Watts during the final moments of the event.[10][11] Rojas was ejected from the game and both were suspended from the team the next day.[12] The two players were later suspended from school and an assistant coach, Mack Breed, who may have provoked the incident was also suspended as the incident made national news.[13] Mack Breed admitted to ordering the hit although he later recanted the statement. He later resigned.[9][14] He later pled guilty to misdemeanor assault. Part of his sentencing include permanently surrendering his teaching license.[15]

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 Archived 2010-06-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Students at Texas school forced to wear RFID tracking badges". Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Tracking system called "mark of the beast" by student dropped in San Antonio". Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "US student suspended for refusing to wear school-issued tracker". Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  6. ^ The Athletics Department
  7. ^ UIL Centennial Webpage Archived 2012-03-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ UIL Centennial Webpage Archived 2012-03-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ a b "Assistant Mack Breed told John Jay principal he ordered ref hits in anger". ESPN. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
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  13. ^ David Montgomery, Body Blow on Texas Referee Shakes School and Sport, The New York Times, September 12, 2015.
  14. ^ "John Jay assistant coach Mack Breed, accused of ordering hit on ref, resigns". ESPN. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Former John Jay coach pleads guilty in assault on blindsided official; charges against players to come". USA Today. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Scott Ankrom". Archived from the original on June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Clarissa Davis". Retrieved 1 August 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  18. ^ "Wallace B. Jefferson". Notable Names Data Base. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Mickey Mahler". BASEBALL REFERENCE. COM. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  20. ^ "Rick Mahler". BASEBALL REFERENCE. COM. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  21. ^ "Sammy Morris". Maher Sports Media. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  22. ^ "Bo Outlaw". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Chris Ross". Philippine Basketball Association. Retrieved October 13, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Demetria Sance". Retrieved 1 August 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  25. ^ "Yolanda Saldivar". Tex. R. App. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  26. ^ "Scott Thomas". Retrieved 1 August 2013. 

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