A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Anderson High School is a highly rated, public school located in Austin, TX. It has 2,224 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Address
8403 Mesa Dr
Austin, TX 78759
Telephone
(512) 414-2538

Anderson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1270
302 responses
Average ACT
29
147 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 98 responses
Report
  • Late starts
    34%
  • Pep rallies
    16%
  • The most fun is students at the football games
    12%
  • Snow days
    10%
  • Half-days
    8%
  • Basketball games
    7%
  • Our football team isn't great.
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,224
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,710/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Some of the teachers at Anderson give teaching it there all! They always try to give a hundred and ten percent to try to make class more enjoyable while giving us usually advice; however, for the most part teachers barely care. They will do what is required of them and teach to the "test" so to speak, which is the STAAR test in the state of Texas. Textbook work and lectures are a regular occurrence at school, but teachers have to understand that not all students learn the same. Perhaps if they varied activities now and then, all students could be engaged. Anderson staff are almost all very knowledgeable in their field and are willing to provide extra help for those who are struggling to understand.
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I'm currently a senior at Anderson High School and overall I've enjoyed my time at Anderson. I started attending Anderson at the beginning of my sophomore year, and though being a new student was difficult at times, everyone was welcoming. I'm in the International Baccalaureate program, and I would definitely recommend it. For the most part, the teachers in the International Baccalaureate program are very good and the workload is manageable.
I am a senior at Anderson, and for the most part love it. I am part of the IB (International Baccalaureate) program, which has allowed me to work with awesome teachers and staff. I've only had one bad experience with a teacher, freshman year, and now she no longer works at Anderson. All of the faculty and staff are very kind and accommodating. As far as my peer go, there is your usual high school mix-- some really nice kids and some really not-so-nice kids... Could use some work on school spirit and administration and handling of unfortunate events.