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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
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Austin High School is an above average, public school located in Decatur, AL. It has 1,477 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
1625 Danville Rd SW
Decatur, AL 35601
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Austin High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1170
14 responses
Average ACT
23
211 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+
Median Household Income
$45,048
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$645
National
$949
Median Home Value
$133,000
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
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
45%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Prep rally before games
    28%
  • Singing our Alma Mater after every football game
    22%
  • Senior skip day
    19%
  • Painting up for rivalry games
    9%
  • 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
1,477
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,969
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
$11,107/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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I like how they are very helpful to the students. Counselors are very helpful especially to seniors! The best four years was amazing, thank you to austin. The teachers are helpful, very nice, helps you when you need help. Austin gives you help they have ACT prep, they help you get ready to take the ACT, gives you tip and helpful ways to be prepared for the ACT.
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I am incredibly grateful for my time at Austin. I can honestly say that it’s a joy to show up every morning. My favorite things are 1.The Teachers
My teachers at AHS are the most caring and sincere people I know. They truly want their students to succeed academically and in life. Mrs.Schley is like a second mom, Coach Betterton is a fantastic role model, and Coach Ray is a like fun uncle. I’ve had maybe two poor teachers at Austin, and neither are employed any longer.
2. The Campus
Our campus is beautiful!!!
My only complaints would be the occasional poor communication from the administration and the lack of recognition that programs that aren’t the football team get. But that being said, I am thankful for the opportunity to go to this school and learn, grow, meet great people, and wrestle for the wrestling team. I’ll remember my days at Austin forever. GO BEARS!!!
I enjoy Austin High School because they have great teachers that desire to prepare me for the future. I play for the boys baseball and basketball teams. I am deeply indebted to their investment in me. They exemplify character and integrity on and off the field. We are in a new school and the city of Decatur has made a great investment in the facilities. They are clean and definitely improved the atmosphere at Austin. Our school is diverse and we respect each other. I try my best to make sure no one is left out, regardless of race or background. I feel safe at our school. We have drills. We discuss what to do in emergency situations. The resources at our school for college and studies are amazing. I do wish our food was better. I bring my own lunch to school each day. We have pride at this school. I am grateful to have been apart of Austin High School. I am proud of my school. This is the reason why I am applying for this scholarship.


Jackson Breedlove