A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
9500 Mcneil Dr
Austin, TX 78750
Telephone
(512) 570-2300

Vandegrift High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
249 responses
Average ACT
30
150 responses
AP Enrollment
45%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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.27 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Sports events
    32%
  • Relay For Life
    16%
  • Band
    15%
  • Spirit Days
    7%
  • National awareness events
    7%
  • Homecoming Parade
    7%
  • Theatre
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,062
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.4%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,339/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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Vandegrift High School Reviews

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My experience was great. It was very competitive as a student, academically. The majority of the teachers are great, and really know what they're teaching. The fine arts programs are superb. Some students get carried away with the competitiveness of the academics, and that can be distracting to other students, and possibly even demotivating. As a student who was not in the top 10% of their graduating class, I had to learn to not let all of the academic competitive drama stress me out. They did a great job teaching us and prepping us for college, as far as offering a variety of classes to expand our opportunities. The school lacks diversity. I took engineering classes all 4 years at Vandegrift. The only thing I wish was different, was allowing more freedoms to the upperclassmen, as part of understanding the independence they are about to get once they graduate.
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I really enjoyed my time at Vandegrift because of the classmates and the programs. My class was a very connected class and had unique community among the students. Everyone was very friendly toward each other and you could talk to anyone because you knew you were among friends. The academics were exceptional. The teachers were very supportive of their students and enjoyed their job. They knew how to be involve with their students and accelerate their learning. I was excited about my education and felt the material prepped me for more challenging courses in the future. The only thing I would change is the size. Vandegrift is a relatively new school and there aren't many students there. That means the funding is small and they can't support many programs. With more students, there are more parents funding money to the school and they can use that to expand the school's programs. I feel like many programs will get more students involve in the school and prepare them for their future.
Vandegrift High School is a very challenging and competitive school that provides quality education. There are many AP courses available to take and teachers are very helpful and try to make sure that each student is succeeding. Many students are also involved in athletic and extracurricular activities which are often very successful. One of the downsides of Vandegrift is the parking and traffic. It can take up to an hour to get to or from school depending on the day, and there are not enough parking spots for all the students and teachers. Otherwise, Vandegrift is a great school that prepares students to be successful in college and beyond.