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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    NG
  6. Sports
    NG
Headwaters School is a top rated, private school located in Austin, TX. It has 535 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is $17,695 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 90% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
801 Rio Grande
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone
(512) 480-8142
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,695
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
16%
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1320
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Average ACT
29
7 responses

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Students

Diversity
B+
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Students
535
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
NG
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,939
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,106
National
$949
Median Home Value
$257,800
National
$184,700
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Headwaters School Reviews

3 reviews
Great community, teachers, and location. Fantastic for those students who didn't do well socially in public school. However, its academics are poor compared to other high schools in Austin – students of all levels are in the same classes up until 11th grade, so both the fastest and slowest learners are frustrated with the pacing and material. Most classes are spent goofing off online. The small class size can be great, but it can also be stifling. This is the place for you if you are smart but don't care much about academics, didn't do well in public school, are liberal, and like the idea of an authentic community. This is NOT the place for you if you want a rigorous education, sports/music/dance/drama/tech/etc. facilities, a thriving social life, and/or to blend into the crowd.
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We have been part of this school since 2008, and we love it. The teachers are incredible, and our kids absolutely love going to school. We feel so lucky to be part of this community. The teachers have helped my children cultivate their intellect, their hearts, and their curiosities.
My experience at headwaters was the best ever. The teachers there are so supportive and kind you form a relationship with them. The teachers make learning fun. Everyone is so understanding and wants to learn.