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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
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Austin High School is an above average, public school located in Decatur, AL. It has 1,438 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
About Austin High School...
School District
Decatur City Schools
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
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1210
9 responses
Average ACT
23
156 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,602
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$615
National
$949
Median Home Value
$127,100
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
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
1,438
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
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
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,998
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
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
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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Every student here loves Austin, especially me!! This school has such a good atmosphere, from the teachers to the students, there is always good energy. High school can be a pain, but getting up everyday knowing I’m going to a school where everybody wants to be there, is very refreshing. Everyone’s #1 priority is learning and growing! I’m so thankful that I have teachers that push me and my peers to be better, personally and academically. Austin High leaves an imprint on every student that walks in and out of their doors. It doesn’t matter what building we’re in, what teachers we have, our school will always be the same Austin. Black Bear nation!
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This school has an amazing learning environment and offers plenty of opportunities to advance in education. My biggest problem with the school is that they sometimes put sports before education and show a lot of favoritism towards those playing the activities. I do understand that sports have always been that way in a High School setting, but its 2018 and its time that we start letting that stereotype die. My schools attention to sport takes their focus away from education which is the staple point that makes this school an amazing school. Austin High School would be a 10/10 school if only it just tried a little harder to show true recognition to those who try to succeed academically.
My experience of the four years I have attended Austin High School have been nothing short of cherishing memories and a great educational experience. The teachers at Austin are amazing. They are highly approachable and truly care about their students success. I feel very prepared for college due to the challenging curriculums taught at Austin. In addition, all the clubs and activities offered at Austin make it easy for everyone to become involved in something. While my time spent at this high school has been great, I would, however, like to see the actual facility improve. The school is very old and needed utilities such as bathrooms, classrooms, thermostats, etc. have become low quality.