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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
James Earl Rudder High School is a public school located in Bryan, TX. It has 1,611 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
3251 Austins Colony Pkwy
Bryan, TX 77808
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James Earl Rudder High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1050
106 responses
Average ACT
20
29 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$44,700
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$892
National
$949
Median Home Value
$135,500
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
54%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
  • Volleyball and Football games
    25%
  • The pep rallies before football games
    19%
  • Basketball games
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Prom
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,611
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,285
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.9%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,891/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Going to Rudder wasn’t my first option, I originally wanted to go to Bryan High, but life had a different path for me. At first I was skeptical about Rudder because of what I heard from my cousin who went to Rudder the fallowing year. She told me a lot about how there’s fights and teachers don’t do their jobs correctly but I think she was just trying to scare me. Honestly I love Rudder, the teachers are kind and they help me, even when I don’t verbally ask for it. The fights are resolved rather quickly and calmly, the staff really knows how to get rid of a crowd. The only problem I have with Ridder is how the buses are run but that opinion is mainly what it is- an option. It’s a great school, it has really good diversity, you can find any ethnicity there.
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My experience at James Earl Rudder High School was amazing. I had some very good teachers that were willing to go above and beyond to help me understand the work we had. Our principals were very involved with all of the students. Throughout my years at Rudder I was involved in several different activities. I played volleyball, basketball and softball the sport that I truly love. I was also involved in the Young Women of excellence program and enjoyed mentoring to younger ladies that we’re new to the group and volunteering at church events. It was a great program. I was also crowned 2019 Homecoming Queen. James Earl Rudder is a very good School to achieve your education. The teachers, coaches and staff made my years an experience that I will never forget. I love my school.
My experience at James Earl Rudder High School was wasn’t easy, but it also wasn’t challenging enough to ready me for college. The school was growing in school spirit and better grades but there was a significant dropout rate which is bad for the community as a whole. The staff was great overall but the students themselves needed more belief that they can do great things if they actually tried in school. Rudder was also a very bare minimum school. They never pushed to be great, only average. The school also needs to push for kids to be more comfortable in their school experience. Telling kids what they need to wear or how to look doesn’t help with being comfortable, however the students also need to look like they want an education, which means not dressed or looking dumb by sagging pants or croptop shirts. The students have to understand that if they get their work done and study more then the school might actually let them dress however they want to.