Austin High School

Austin High School serves 1,383 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Austin High School operates within the Decatur City School District.
Decatur City School District's 66% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 74%.

School Overview

The student population of 1383 students has declined by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,383 students
Austin High School Total Students (1989-2014)
Total Classroom Teachers 96 teachers
Austin High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Austin High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
Austin High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
1%
Austin High School Asian Students (1992-2014)
Hispanic
15%
5%
Austin High School Black Students (1997-2014)
Black
36%
34%
Austin High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
47%
57%
Austin High School White Students (1989-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Austin High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.63 0.32
Austin High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
49%
52%
Austin High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
6%
Austin High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Decatur City School District's student population of 8,606 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 66% has increased from 65% over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,587 is higher than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,527 is higher than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Decatur City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
7
Number of Students Managed 8,606 3,026
Decatur City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 66% 74%
Decatur City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $93 MM $30 MM
Decatur City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $92 MM $30 MM
Decatur City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,587 $10,181
Decatur City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,527 $10,301
Decatur City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Austin High School, located in Decatur, Alabama under the Decatur City Schools is one of the three high schools in the city. The other two are Decatur High School and Horizon High School. Austin has programs which include band, JROTC, athletic teams, and other extracurricular activities. In May 2006, Austin High School was certified as an International Baccalaureate (IB) school.
  • Only seven schools in Alabama offer the IB diploma program. Austin High School and Decatur High School are the only schools to offer the program north of Birmingham, Alabama.
  • In 2004, Austin High School was ranked the 40th best high school in Alabama.
  • Austin High School is the only school in Alabama to receive the Alabama Attorney General's Safe Schools Initiative Award for three consecutive years.
  • Austin High football and soccer teams both play at the 9,000 seat Ogle Stadium on the southern end of the Decatur High School campus.
  • Fine Arts: Austin High School continues to bring recognition to the City of Decatur. Austin has an outstanding history at the Alabama Bandmaster's Association Competition, setting records with Superior Ratings.
  • Austin continues a string of 43 superior ratings, the longest in the state.

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Priceville High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Brookhaven Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Woodmeade Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • DecaturBrookhaven Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 399 students
    0.6 miles
    1302 5th Ave Sw
    DecaturAL 35601
    (256)552-3045
    0.66-8399
  • DecaturWoodmeade Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 343 students
    0.6 miles
    1400 19th Ave Sw
    DecaturAL 35601
    (256)552-3023
    0.6PK-5343
  • DecaturAustinville Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 361 students
    0.9 miles
    2320 Clara Ave Sw
    DecaturAL 35601
    (256)552-3050
    0.9PK-5361
  • DecaturWest Decatur Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 328 students
    1.2 miles
    708 Memorial Dr Sw
    DecaturAL 35601
    (256)552-3027
    1.2PK-5328
  • DecaturCedar Ridge Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 856 students
    1.6 miles
    2715 Danville Rd Sw
    DecaturAL 35603
    (256)552-4622
    1.66-8856

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