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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Anderson High School is a highly rated, public school located in Austin, TX. It has 2,222 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

Anderson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1280
488 responses
Average ACT
28
211 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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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-
Median Household Income
$67,462
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,225
National
$949
Median Home Value
$312,300
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.49 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.49 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 140 responses
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  • Late starts
    32%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Snow days
    11%
  • Half-days
    11%
  • The most fun is students at the football games
    9%
  • Our football team isn't great.
    9%
  • Basketball games
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,222
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
76%
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
10.2%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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Anderson is a great school that prepares students well for college-level courses. It can be very difficult at times, but this is also what makes it good. The workload can be overwhelming, however, and Anderson could work on improving student well-being services and creating balance. The IB program at Anderson is fantastic and well-organized. I have had some amazing teachers, and the math department at Anderson is particularly organized and effective.
A significant problem that I have found at Anderson is the lack of attention paid to student needs, particularly by counselors. Students are often unable to meet with their counselors because they're never in their offices, which is especially detrimental when it comes time for counselor recommendation letters. Anderson needs to get rid of asbestos or at least not allow students near it--unacceptable.
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I really like Anderson! It's definitely the best high school in Austin in my opinion, especially when it comes to a balance between academics and clubs/ extracurriculars. I am in choir and theater as well as IB, and the teachers are all very flexible as long as you prove to them that you are trustworthy. My only concern is safety and the administration not really understanding or connecting with the students. They have imposed some weird safety rules that appear to just be to impress the school board.
I loved going to Anderson high school. I participated in the International Baccalaureate program and believe that the quality of education I received truly has lead to my success in college. My teachers were incredibly supportive, smart, and truly cared about the success of all of their students. Anderson offered multiple travel opportunities and I was lucky enough to participate in many of them. I traveled to Hawaii for a month on an ecology program and received a science credit. I also participated in an exchange program in Spain. It was truly amazing!