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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
    B+
Vandegrift High School is a top rated, public school located in Austin, TX. It has 2,464 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
9500 Mcneil Dr
Austin, TX 78750
Telephone
(512) 570-2300

Vandegrift High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1300
510 responses
Average ACT
30
277 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Median Household Income
$63,717
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,165
National
$949
Median Home Value
$285,900
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 108 responses
Report
  • Sports events
    30%
  • Relay For Life
    17%
  • Band
    11%
  • Homecoming Parade
    9%
  • Spirit Days
    8%
  • National awareness events
    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
2,464
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,351
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%
78%
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
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 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
$11,548/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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Me personally I think the school is amazing because everyone there is super chill & at the same time hardworking! The teachers there are very engaged in what they are teaching. If any of their students are ever struggling with the material, they are always gladly to help. The school has great programs for you to be involved in whether that be from athletics to robotics, every program is great at what they do! I’m so thankful to be a part of this high school and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
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Vandegrift is a really outstanding school! I feel as though I have had a pleasant experience attending here for almost four years now. Although I am excited to graduate and head off to college, Vandegrift brought a lot of good memories to me these past years. Vandegrift is a very competitive school, however, the teachers and administration does an excellent job of preparing us for college and they make sure we are on track to graduate. In addition, Vandegrift has a lot of school spirit which made the athletic events even more memorable. The only thing Vandegrift is really lacking on is diversity.
Vandegrift has great Pre-AP, AP, & IB classes but otherwise average academics for on-level classes. They do extremely well in the electives area, but because of the major growth of the school since its founding, it's become overgrown to the point of frustration. Since 2018, many classes like language and science classes (& ACC classes) are held in classrooms at the neighboring Four Points MS, the "annex". If you don't live in River Place or extremely close to the school, expect major traffic in the mornings that will make your commute to school at least 35-45 min. Afternoon traffic is also an issue since the parking lot backs up because the middle school releases at appx. the same time. There's little diversity, and personally, I felt like I was living in a white bubble. Think Lake Travis or Westlake with a less crazy but still good football team and not completely full of themselves. Competitiveness was not Westwood level, but definitely still there. Class of 2019!!