B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Austin High School is an above average, public school located in Decatur, AL. It has 1,420 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
1625 Danville Rd Sw
Decatur, AL 35601
Telephone
(256) 552-3060
Website

Austin High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1230
6 responses
Average ACT
23
129 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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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
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Prep rally before games
    29%
  • Senior skip day
    19%
  • Singing our Alma Mater after every football game
    19%
  • Painting up for rivalry games
    10%
  • Orientation
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,420
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Austin High School has great teachers, a diverse student body, and an administration that truly cares about the students. Students have plenty of opportunities to get involved if they want to. I believe I will be well prepared for college and I will always be proud to be a black bear!
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Austin High School is the best high school in Alabama ! It is a great work environment & they push you forward. If you are struggling, teachers & faculty is always around to help. They even have tutoring Tuesdays & Thursdays after school w/ transportation home. The sports & school spirit is very awesome & very supportive. At Austin everyone is family. People around you don't give up. You can go the distance. I love Austin & most of all I love being a black bear !
I like the environment of Austin. I like how the teachers are very focused on you learning and increasing your test scores! I think they should work on just everything all together. No school is perfect.