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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Akins High School is a public school located in Austin, TX. It has 2,713 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
10701 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78748
Telephone
(512) 841-9900

Akins High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1030
177 responses
Average ACT
22
62 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,939
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,106
National
$949
Median Home Value
$257,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Blue and Gold Night (Fundraising)
    28%
  • Football games
    16%
  • Cinco de Mayo show
    10%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Battle of the bands
    9%
  • Musicals
    9%
  • Soccer games
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,713
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,226
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.5%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 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
$12,710/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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I love Akins High School! It was created by an educated man of color, which created a system were you start getting ready for college in high school.
Akins lets you choose a major your sophomore year and you stay with it till you graduate, they also have a college prep office and a bunch of programs and classes that get you ready for life beyond highschool. I think that's pretty awesome because you have a better idea of what to expect from college and give you a chance to plan your future sooner. I loved my experience at Akins! And we won District my senior year for Girls Basketball and I received district MVP so I went out with a bang repping like an eagle should!I'm so Proud to be an Akins Eagle!
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I enjoyed all four years of my time at Akins High School. I was blown away by the work of the college-readiness that they had prepared for us our junior and senior year. Further, I was blown away by our success rate of college acceptance for our graduating class of 2013!
I’ve been at Akins high school for 2 years now and have never been so comfortable, motivated, and encouraged in my life. Akins is a school that cares about every individual student as if we were their own blood. Akins also has very advanced technology and programs to help all the students. As a future law student, I’ve been able to learn college level law information and take the ACC Finals with out having to leave the school. If I had to rate my school it’d be a 10/10.