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  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-
Vandegrift High School is a top rated, public school located in Austin, TX. It has 2,709 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Vandegrift High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1300
666 responses
Average ACT
30
327 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$67,462
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,225
National
$949
Median Home Value
$312,300
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.44 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 141 responses
Report
  • Sports events
    26%
  • Relay For Life
    17%
  • Band
    11%
  • Homecoming Parade
    11%
  • Spirit Days
    9%
  • National awareness events
    6%
  • Theatre
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,709
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,982
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 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
$11,496/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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Vandegrift High School Reviews

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Vandegrift is a great school for academics and sports! Students are encouraged to exceed in their studies, and the teachers are very supportive. There are a wide variety of classes offered to students here, from advertising classes to even having the opportunity to join a medical program off-campus. Overall, I have had a great experience at Vandegrift! The only complaint I have about the school is the poor quality of food that is provided at the cafeteria, but that is a district-wide issue, not just Vandegrift.
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It was an amazing and fun experience while at VHS. I participated in cross country and track all four years and built a family with my teammates and an incredible bond. I loved my coach who pushed us to excel in the classroom and on the course. My teachers were always someone I could talk to if I ever needed anything and I was always comfortable with them. I enjoyed going to school and I miss the social aspect and learning new skills and concepts each and every day. My time and vhs was incredible and I will miss it tremendously, go Vipers!
Vandegrift HS is one of the most competitive schools academically. This school is tough, but prepares you for college! The counselors work with you all 4 years of your HS career and set you up for success. One thing I would like to see change is the parking. You pay $40+ a year to park on a public campus while also taking the chance of still not having a parking spot for the day. This school is very over populated when it comes to vehicles and it would be nice to see a plan to fix this situation in case of an emergency.