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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Abilene High School is an above average, public school located in Abilene, TX. It has 2,126 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% in reading.

Abilene High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1120
177 responses
Average ACT
24
116 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$47,689
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$912
National
$949
Median Home Value
$114,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
55%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Blackout pep rally/football game
    39%
  • Best Pep Rally every year! So Fun!
    15%
  • Theatre Performances
    13%
  • Concerts
    11%
  • Football Games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,126
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,904
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,903/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Abilene is a great high school; from school spirit to the clubs and activities, to finding help with school work and being confident in that there is staff willing to help you succeed, and to memories that will last you a lifetime! I participate in lots of extracurricular activities because it is so fun being with great people-- I ran in their cross country team, track team and now powerlifting; the coaches for these sports don't just strive to see great athletes but to encourage their athletes to become better people. I also am in many fine arts, such as AP Art Drawing, AP Photo and Advanced Orchestra. What I wished to see change perhaps is more students to get involved and become more aware of the benefits in AP courses and have the college counselors reach out more to the masses who are unaware about the opportunities of further education after high school and how they can ensure that with their grades and such for scholarships and merit awards.
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Abilene High is a great school that has Christian values integrated into a driven, enthusiastic and positive group of staff and student body. Generally speaking, high school is what you make it and Abilene High offers a great foundation for students to explore their interests and hobbies, challenging them academically and allowing them to gain confidence in their personal skills to perhaps be used in the future. It offers a lot of sports, organizations, clubs, CTE classes and programs, AP and dual credit classes, a diverse student body (including immigrants and exchange students) though there are occasions of minority disadvantage, community service opportunites, and resources for graduating seniors.
I transferred to Abilene High my sophomore from a private school called Abilene Christian High Schools. After my transfer, I began to understand what opportunities I had been missing like art classes, AP classes, Duel Credit, and constant counselor advice. It opened my eyes to the fact that my future was my own and I could create it. The only issues that I have with the school are ones that do not directly affect me, but rather my friends of color. I saw a lot of stereotyping and generalizing by students and teachers alike. Another issue is that of LGBTQ+ inclusion. There are very few faculty members and very few students that embraced that part of me and many other students. I was very fortunate to find a group that embraced me for me. Additionally, their campus safety policies have proven useless multiple times.
Their AP academic, duel credit, and art programs helped shape who I am today, but their blindness to the true needs of a majority of their students is harmful.