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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Stephen F. Austin High School is a top rated, public school located in Sugar Land, TX. It has 2,200 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

Stephen F. Austin High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1240
745 responses
Average ACT
27
152 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$95,561
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,357
National
$949
Median Home Value
$251,100
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.65 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.65 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 172 responses
  • Academics/classes
    21%
  • Clubs
    19%
  • School football games
    16%
  • Plays
    10%
  • Socials
    9%
  • Orchestra
    7%
  • Art show
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,200
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.70 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.70 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.70 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,207
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.4%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.95 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.95 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.95 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,100/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.99 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.99 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.99 responses
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Stephen F. Austin High School (Sugar Land) has truly helped me hone my talents and has pushed me to be the best academic version of myself. The level of competition at AHS has motivated me to perform better even in subjects that I am not particularly good at or intrigued by. Currently a senior, I can assert that my education at AHS has surely prepared me for life in college, having provided me all the necessary qualifications to get accepted into my top college choices, including MIT, UT Austin, and Texas A&M. Go bulldogs!
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In my opinion, AHS is amazing, or at least my experience at AHS was amazing. I took many AP classes, and participated in several clubs. All the teachers I interacted were with very supportive and helpful, I never had reason to complain for that. They were willing to work with students if they needed extra help not just for classroom matters, but also personal matters. I enjoyed my time in the clubs I participated in, I learned that the more active you are, the more fun you have and the better your experience will be. Everyone seemed friendly towards me, although when I first came, I moved from elsewhere and didn't know anyone, I felt like I fit in. I made many friends, and everyone was kind. Looking back on my past years, I know for a fact that I wouldn't have spent in anywhere else. My friends and peers were helpful, and I never experienced a "toxic" environment that I've heard exists at other schools. If you attend, don't be afraid to interact and talk with people!
Overall, I enjoyed my high school experience at Stephen F. Austin High School. The cultural diversity of the student population and the highly motivating teachers and staff allowed me to maximize my education along with providing an enriching environment. The various clubs and extracurricular activities provided an outlet for decompressing the stress from rigorous courses that Austin High School provides to serve as preparatory college classes. I was particularly impressed with how the school adapted to virtual learning during the pandemic and the support and resources they provided for the students.