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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 428 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
Address
2000 N 23rd St
Mcallen, TX 78501
Telephone
(956) 618-6048

Achieve Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1090
92 responses
Average ACT
22
69 responses
AP Enrollment
74%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$45,568
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$739
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,500
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
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  • Field days!
    37%
  • Team building
    22%
  • Everything
    18%
  • Corpus Bowl
    8%
  • Students vs. teachers
    7%
  • Talent show
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
428
Free or Reduced Lunch
76%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,844
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 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
$9,123/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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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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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.
Achieve Early College High School is a blue ribbon school. We have some of the best faculty, and the smartest students. In order to become a student at Achieve you have to apply and go through an interview process. When we graduate our senior year, we also graduate from South Texas College with an associates degree. So by the time I graduate and move on to a university I will be walking in as a junior instead of a freshman. Being able to have the opportunity at my school is something that I am honored to have.
Achieve Early College High School is very unique especially because of our facility. My school is made up of portables and side walks, and we have to walk a few blocks to get to our college classes at South Texas College. I would like to see an upgrade on our facility and try to get an actual building. Another improvement that would benefit our school would be transportation that is easier to access to get us to our classes.