B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
1301 S Pkwy
Alvarado, TX 76009
Telephone
(817) 783-6940
Website

Alvarado High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1020
77 responses
Average ACT
22
16 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Pep Ralley Themes
    39%
  • Beating of the drum
    29%
  • Color wars
    10%
  • Powderpuff games
    6%
  • Senior games
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,033
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
$13,028/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Alvarado High School Reviews

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Education is acceptable. There are several career training environments, including a full film broadcast studio and hospital lab, which definitely adds to the overall value. But the thing that is the biggest setback is the admin staff. They're all friends with each other, and are very heavily into the "guilty until proven innocent, but still guilty" scheme. They all have each other's backs, and it has a negative effect on the student.
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I am currently still attending Alvarado High School. I am a freshman at Alvarado High School. The transition from Jr. High to high school was very easy despite all the diversity. All of the teachers, counselors, and administrators were very helpful and understanding when it came down to newcomers transitioning to all the new things such as teachers, rules, and the facility. They made sure I had everything I needed in order to succeed throughout my high school career. All of the teachers offer either before and or after school tutoring where the student can come into the classroom and the teacher will help them understand the material if there was something taught in class that the student may not have understood the first time in class.
Alvarado High School does not by any means have the best general classes. In order to actually learn, one must try to join upper level classes, though few do. The teachers do little to encourage their stidents, and often give up before the year even begins, because they don't see an entire class failing as their problem. The only acveption to this are the upper level teachers who actually ENJOY TEACHING. The diversity is horrible, leaving little room for anyone different from the "normal". The racist mascot reflects heavily on how the majority thinks. As far as college readiness, I personally have seen very few people who actually know what they're doing and seem prepared for what's to come. The only thing I have ever found to be fun or above average, are the student led organizations. More often than not, it encourages a student to delve outside their comfort zone and try new things. Something the school as a whole does not seem to encourage.