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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  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.

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
131 responses
Average ACT
22
84 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-
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.20 responses
Poll
90%
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 69 responses
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  • Field days!
    35%
  • Team building
    23%
  • Everything
    16%
  • Corpus Bowl
    7%
  • Students vs. teachers
    7%
  • Talent show
    4%
  • 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%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 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.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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.37 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Achieve Early College High School Reviews

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At Achieve Early College High School, you get many learning opportunities and advantages.
One of them being how Achieve prepares you for higher education. At Achieve, we take dual enrollment courses at an actual college campus and at high school. This alone helps students mentally prepare for what college has in-store for incoming freshman. After attending college classes for four years, I am familiar with how professors work and what criteria they have, in addition, I know how to modify my schedule to fit my needs due to having a counselor in high school explaining everything. As a plus to all of this, you get to graduate with an associates and all the textbooks and class fees are covered, which can help parents save some money. Although Achieve has a lot of benefits,I would like for them to add more sports. At the end, any parents considering to register their child for Achieve should do it. Both the student and parent will benefit in their own ways.
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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!
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.