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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
McCallum High School is a highly rated, public school located in Austin, TX. It has 1,769 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

McCallum High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1210
434 responses
Average ACT
25
147 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$71,296
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,336
National
$949
Median Home Value
$410,160
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 106 responses
  • Pep Rallies
    16%
  • Themed Weeks (Days leading up to Homecoming)
    15%
  • The Hawk (football games)
    14%
  • Taco Shack Bowl
    11%
  • Pink Week
    11%
  • Fashion show
    9%
  • Battle of the Bells
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,769
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,957
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 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
$16,764/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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McCallum High School Reviews

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McCallum is an excellent school where I learned what I wanted to do with my life. The Fine Arts Academy is an excellent program for aspiring creators, and adequately prepares students for their respective fields. You can tell that teachers and administrators care about their students, and want to see them succeed. During my time, there were a few safety concerns, but faculty are trying to better the school as much as they can. I would highly recommend!
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McCallum provided a great and unique high school experience! The school was diverse, however, the school was greatly segregated (hence 4, not 5 stars). The English department was phenomenal from 9th-12th grade.
McCallum's staff and faculty put students at the heart of all their decisions and worked very hard to prepare students for college. Teachers at McCallum cared deeply about the success of their students and allowed them to explore interests in the classroom and beyond. However, the "regular" classes varied drastically compared to the AP coursework in terms of difficulty and really made an impact on a students experience at the school. There was noticeable segregation between AP and "regs" students. However, the art scene at McCallum was alive and an integral part to my experience at McCallum.