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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Van Alstyne High School is a highly rated, public school located in Van Alstyne, TX. It has 484 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Van Alstyne High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
55 responses
Average ACT
25
86 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$63,393
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,001
National
$949
Median Home Value
$138,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
  • I like football games or other sport activites.
    41%
  • Pep rallies
    18%
  • Basketball games
    12%
  • Marching band activities
    12%
  • Graduation
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
484
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,342
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,848/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
7%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Van Alstyne High School and District aspire to be one of the top premier schools in the State of Texas. The administration and staff are concerned about the safety and environment made for the campus to be welcoming and stress-free. As a school, academics are a top priority made by all teachers. As teachers, they go above and beyond to ensure their students are successful and understanding the curriculum taught at all times. Our administration at Van Alstyne High School has built-in a course to help with college readiness and such as Money Matters and Next Step Prep. Our Money Matters class is a senior-only course, preparing seniors for real-world problems to help and build a resume for college and jobs, apply to college, and for scholarships. Next Step Prep is an SAT and ACT prep class, preparing students to prepare for the SAT/ACT college entrance exam along with giving the test strategies needed and help with time and organization skills.
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I would like to see the administration and community be more open to change and more respectful of progressive students and their ideals. However, the faculty and their values are diverse, and everyone can find a place here are VAHS. The teachers all value their students' success, and there are plenty of clubs and extracurricular activities to get involved in.
The Van Alstyne Staff, for the most part, have done a very good job preparing me for college. The teachers were very attentive and took a personal interest in my learning. However, one thing I would change would have to be that the school district tends to hold kids back from their full potential. If the superintendent is challenged with a student voicing their opinion, he usually threatens them with punishment instead of listening to what that student has to say and creating a compromise. The school also should let seniors out early if they don't have class. Every other senior in America gets to do this and it's dumb that you're keeping us in school to try to keep us off drugs. Do you know how many times I have seen kids come out of the bathroom high? A ton. So kids are gonna do what they want anyways, might as well let the sober kids get out of school early.