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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
McCallum High School is a highly rated, public school located in Austin, TX. It has 1,738 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
5600 Sunshine Dr
Austin, TX 78756
Telephone
(512) 414-2519

McCallum High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1210
263 responses
Average ACT
25
91 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • Pep Rallies
    17%
  • The Hawk (football games)
    15%
  • Themed Weeks (Days leading up to Homecoming)
    14%
  • Battle of the Bells
    11%
  • Pink Week
    11%
  • Taco Shack Bowl
    11%
  • Fashion show
    9%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,738
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,226
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,710/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.59 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.59 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.59 responses
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McCallum High School Reviews

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McCallum is an extremely accepting community with just under 2,000 students. The student body is creative and kind. The honors and AP curriculum are exceptional however regulars classes are lacking. The foreign language department is weak with the exception of a few teachers, as well as the science department. Students are provided with many opportunities to participate in stellar fine arts classes along with majors. The main problem is the unintentional segregation of the school. While honors and AP classes are largely comprised of white, upper middle class students, regulars classes are more racially and socioeconomically diverse. Also, the facilities are old and the population is much too large for the school (many classes are held in portables). While I myself have had a great experience at McCallum, the administration and counselors are not up to par with surrounding schools (such as Anderson and LASA). However, it is worth it to be in a calm and friendly environment.
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McCallum is a great school that taught me so much about the plethora of people my age with such different backgrounds. The school has so many clubs and activities to be a part of, so you can always help influence and be present in the community. It really feels as though you are a part of something way bigger than yourself, and that you are doing something great when at the school!
I'm currently a senior at McCallum High School. I Love McCallum. I found some of my best friends at Mac and wouldn't have wanted to attend any other high school. The teachers are amazing and really care about their students. McCallum is probably the most diverse high school in Austin. After attending McCallum, I have found friends that I would have never thought I would have been friends with before. Everyone is so artsy and talented. You will never get bored of this school!