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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Austin High School is a highly rated, public school located in Austin, TX. It has 2,084 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 79% in reading.
Address
1715 W Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703
Telephone
(512) 414-2505

Austin High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1200
250 responses
Average ACT
27
101 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Attending sporting events and our news show, K-AHS
    50%
  • Pep rallies
    33%
  • Dances
    13%
  • K-AHS
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,084
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,226
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 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
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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I attended Austin High School from Freshman to Sophomore year. I was a member of the Academy for Global Studies and participated in a multitude of organizations and clubs including the school Newspaper, Soccer, and Orchestra. I had multiple options of where I wanted to attend High School but chose Austin High because I felt that it offered me the most well-rounded education. There is a wide range of classes available to all students (AP, Pre-AP, Dual Credit etc.) and all courses are rigorous and ensure students are college ready. There is a wide range of electives and clubs open to all students. Because of its location, Austin High is one of the most diverse schools in the district and is also one of the most open and accepting campuses I have ever visited. Teachers clearly care about their students and work hard to make sure that everyone succeeds. Attending Austin High school has not only prepared me to succeed in college but has prepared me to succeed in life beyond academics.
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The reason I am not giving them all five stars is because the teachers were limited by the district's policies though they cared immensely, which created many opportunities for frustrating things to occur that then limited the progression of the student. Along with this, there were times that I was challenged to find answers in homework but was unable to because there was no textbook with which to confer to, and I was forced to find the answers online, as due to the district's wants, grades mattered more than the learning of the material. Fights occurred constantly; there was only a small percentage of African Americans, one-third whites, and the majority was of Hispanics, so some diversity, but not nearly as evened out; the health department within the school stopped giving out pads and tampons because now they could have children pay for them within the bathrooms and make a sickening profit from it; bathrooms were always breaking down and almost never worked.
Incredible culture and diversity. The Academy for Global Studies is a great opportunity to remain embedded in the general Austin high community, play on sports team, and whatever else, while still having an intimate, dedicated group of students and faculty with which to learn and grow and travel.