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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Achieve Early College High School is a highly rated, public school located in McAllen, TX. It has 436 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
3200 W Pecan
McAllen, TX 78501
Telephone
(956) 872-1653

Achieve Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1090
106 responses
Average ACT
22
76 responses
AP Enrollment
76%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,445
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$735
National
$949
Median Home Value
$74,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Field days!
    36%
  • Team building
    23%
  • Everything
    17%
  • Corpus Bowl
    8%
  • Students vs. teachers
    6%
  • Talent show
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
436
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,513
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,659/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Achieve Early College High School Reviews

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AECHS is the best school In the Rio Grande Valley and the thing I like about this school is everyone in this school are friendly and there’s no bullying. This school is not like the traditional high school because after graduating high school we not only earning high school diploma but also earning college associate degree. We have been experienced the college life earlier. I’m a incoming senior and I love that every students will talks to each other and became a big family. There’s no beef or argument between students in our grade. I really like this high school and if I can choose my high school life again, I will definitely choose AECHS again!
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Back when I went to Achieve, our school was in portables on the STC campus. It was a pretty different experience but it was nice being an open campus where juniors and seniors were able to leave for lunch. It was a small school with about 100 people in each class which made it somewhat easy to get along with everyone and teachers had a greater chance of remembering you and build a good relationship with them. Since this school hasn't been around for too long it would be nice if they could begin to have competitive sports such as football, basketball, etc.
What I really like about Achieve Early College High School is the environment and the high academic demands it meets. Since the school requires of an application in eighth grade, the school selects up to a hundred some students. So per class, there is about a hundred twenty students. From what I’ve seen in my class, everyone knows one another, and that isn’t seen in other schools. We are also challenged with many AP classes and we are able to earn an associates degree by attending our local college.