Austin High School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Austin High School

Austin High School is a public high school located in Austin, Texas. It is part of the Austin Independent School District and serves grades nine through twelve. It was founded in 1881, making it one of the oldest public high schools in Texas. Austin High School is known for its strong academic and extracurricular programs, as well as its diverse student body. The school offers a variety of courses, including Advanced Placement and dual-credit classes. It also provides a variety of extracurricular activities, including sports, clubs, and organizations. Austin High School has a long tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. Students at Austin High School are encouraged to challenge themselves and strive for excellence in all areas of their lives.

Address:

3004 Modaus Road
Decatur, AL 35601

Phone:

(256) 552-3060

Site:

ahs.dcs.edu

Grades:

10 – 12

Enrollment:

1,099 students

Overview Austin High School

Austin High School serves 1,099 students in grades 10-12.
Austin High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Verdict on Austin High School

Austin High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Austin High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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