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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    NG
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Cedars Academy Next Generation High School at Highland is an above average, public, charter school located in Austin, TX. It has 148 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
6700 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
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AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$52,297
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,148
National
$949
Median Home Value
$256,135
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
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Students

Diversity
A
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Students
148
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,098
Teachers in First/Second Year
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$9,833/ year
National
$12,239
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I enjoyed being in the inaugural class of the high school. It allowed me to spearhead the start of several organizations and establish the school culture. I appreciated the class facilitators h teachers), because they treated the students as mature individuals. For example, class bells are not used. In addition all class assignments are project based. And the structure of the projects includes an agreed upon contract and various roles to gain a comfort level in the follow: The ability to master public speaking, sharing ideas, topic content and research conclusions.
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When I first came to this high school I came with no experience on how to speak well in front of others and no real collaboration skills. They had me come out of shell to really show who I am as a young adult. This school is a all projects based school. So every class there’s something always to do and mainly hands on which I enjoy very much. I learned to speak up with my group mates to ask questions, to point out problems, and make the final project well enough to present to the whole class. We do most of our work on IPads which I thought was pretty cool as well. We have most of work in there once we present we share out our google slides. This is the way most of the colleges will present and this school already has us set and ready for future presentations. Don’t get me wrong there can be bumpy rides but there is office hours as well in our school to get the most help we need as well. I love how they really care about us so it’s like a huge family in my school.
I have gone to CINGHS since it first opened in 2016. Cedars is a school with a very small campus and population. Initially, I thought that I would probably end up moving schools; but I didn't. Over the 4 years that I spent at that high school, I got an experience that you could never get at a normal high school. I experienced what it was like to have a family outside of your family. Although the school may feel cramped and somewhat lame at times, especially in comparison to bigger schools, I knew that I was so lucky to be in an environment where teachers, students and other staff members cared about me and each other so much. No matter what I was doing , I always had support from those at Cedars. Going and staying at that school changed my life in the most positive way. I am proud to say that I went to Cedars International Next Generation High School. The only thing I would change is to give the school a bigger budget for sports and equipment.