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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Akins High School is an above average, public school located in Austin, TX. It has 2,680 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
10701 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78748
Telephone
(512) 841-9900
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Akins High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1040
250 responses
Average ACT
21
83 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Median Household Income
$63,717
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,165
National
$949
Median Home Value
$285,900
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 123 responses
Report
  • Blue and Gold Night (Fundraising)
    27%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Cinco de Mayo show
    11%
  • Musicals
    10%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Battle of the bands
    8%
  • Soccer games
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,680
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,975
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.66 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.66 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,703/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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My experience at this school has been amazing! They offer so many different programs and I am happy to say I am in the Criminal Justice Program and have currently been accepted into a 911 ECOM internship. Along side their great programs the atmosphere is great and positive and my overall experience here has been one I will remember forever, from the staff to the friends I have made, this place I can truly call home and will forever be a big part of my life. I wouldn't have chosen a better school to attend and I am very proud to say I am an Akins Eagle and a graduate of such an amazing school.
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After spending 4 years here at Akins High School, there's a lot of diversity, clubs, sports and classes. They offer a whole range of classes based on what you want to do in the future in different academies. Although, I wish they go into more explaining it when first picking your classes entering High School. In my 8th grade, going to be a freshman, I had no idea what these classes were so I got put into a random academy but although I did end up loving it, imagine if someone didn't but its too late now because they're 2-3 years in.
Akins has many different faces of environment. We have GSA and we celebrate hispanic heritage with our Folklorica group. But there’s an issue with the students and the way they treat things. They don’t seem to have respect for anything, thats a large pocket of our community. We lack funding to fix some of the bathrooms, or better music equipment. Most of the teachers have to pay out of pocket for supplies. Others can put all this aside, and focus on the better things about this school. We have a wonderful nursing program, caring teachers. Our music program is making strides to change the stigma that surrounds our name. It’s a wonderful school if you care to see it.