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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Austin High School is a public school located in El Paso, TX. It has 1,525 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
3500 Memphis Ave
El Paso, TX 79930
Telephone
(915) 587-2500
Website

Austin High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1060
45 responses
Average ACT
22
34 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$43,322
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$769
National
$949
Median Home Value
$119,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
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  • Oldest football rivalry fighting for the claw.
    33%
  • Fine arts Productions
    14%
  • Going to every sport event and cheering my team on
    14%
  • A in A Dance
    11%
  • Senior nights
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,525
Free or Reduced Lunch
79%
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,959
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.6%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,757/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Austin High School is a great school. The reason being is because I believe it's such a diverse school where everybody gets along. The students at Austin High School are always showing school spirit and are very passionate about doing what they love. Not only are the students passionate about doing what they love, so are the teachers. The teachers at Austin are always willing to help out their students no matter they what. Unlike some other schools, Austins teachers try their absolute hardest to make sure that their students have the quality education they deserve.
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I have attended Austin High School since my freshman year. It has been great to me. I've learned so many things, made numerous amounts of friends, found many opportunities, and became a part of something bigger than myself. While we may be considered not such a great school compared to others in the district, the kids and staff are doing their best despite many of the circumstances of being from low income neighborhoods. I would like to see the perception of Austin and its student change to a good one.
As a Senior currently going to Austin High School in El Paso Texas I feel that I can safely review Austin High School with the knowledge that I have required over my experience. First off is the Academics, Austin like most schools in EPISD does have normal academics and really has nothing special to make it stand out from the rest of the schools, Second The teachers are motivated and really determined to help the students, Third The school mostly has Hispanic students, Fourth the sport teams are not that good, Fifth they take safety very seriously, Sixth the school lacks school spirit, Seventh the food is okay to sometimes bad, Seventh It feels like they try to ready the kids that are in top ten or top twenty rather than everyone for college. Overall Austin lacking in a lot of areas, but still has the ability to teach students what they need to know.