A-
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
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
1715 W Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703
Telephone
(512) 414-2505

Austin High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1190
200 responses
Average ACT
27
81 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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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
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
Report
  • Attending sporting events and our news show, K-AHS
    50%
  • Pep rallies
    33%
  • Dances
    13%
  • K-AHS
    4%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,085
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
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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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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.
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Love the engaging environment and the great teachers! I've learned everything from this school, from how to survive freshman year, to how to apply to college. It's motivated and kept me going so far and I can't wait to see where it'll get me on the future.
I am part of the Academy for Global Studies, which I think has been a valuable experience for me, though not necessarily by developing me in the way the program advertises. At Austin High, I've had teachers that are either really great or very poor, the latter being due to either a lack of drive on the part of the teacher to facilitate understanding within his or her students or a general ineptitude for teaching. That said, I've felt safe enough at school and had a pleasant enough time growing into an adult. I really like the College and Career Center and think one of the best things the school could do is try to increase its involvement with students in a purposeful way.