Austin High School

Austin High School serves 1,389 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Austin High School operates within the Decatur City School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The teacher population of 103 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,389 students
Austin High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % n/a / n/a
Total Classroom Teachers 103 teachers
Austin High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Austin High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Austin High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
Austin High School Asian (1991-2012)
Hispanic
14%
5%
Austin High School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
35%
35%
Austin High School Black (1989-2012)
White
46%
58%
Austin High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Austin High School Sch Ethnicity Austin High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.65 0.55
Austin High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
43%
51%
Austin High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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.
7%
7%
Austin High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,518 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Decatur City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
7
Number of Students Managed 8,518 2,928
Decatur City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2010)
Graduation Rate 69% 72%
Decatur City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $92 MM $29 MM
Decatur City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $95 MM $31 MM
Decatur City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,377 $9,620
Decatur City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,769 $10,180
Decatur City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Decatur Woodmeade Elementary School
    1400 19th Ave Sw
    Decatur , AL , 35601
    (256)552-3023
    0.6  mi  |  316  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Decatur Brookhaven Middle School
    1302 5th Ave Sw
    Decatur , AL , 35601
    (256)552-3045
    0.6  mi  |  555  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Decatur Austinville Elementary School
    2320 Clara Ave Sw
    Decatur , AL , 35601
    (256)552-3050
    0.9  mi  |  354  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Decatur West Decatur Elementary School
    708 Memorial Dr Sw
    Decatur , AL , 35601
    (256)552-3027
    1.2  mi  |  299  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Decatur Cedar Ridge Middle School
    2715 Danville Rd Sw
    Decatur , AL , 35603
    (256)552-4622
    1.6  mi  |  730  students  |  Gr.  6-9

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Decatur, AL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.64, which is higher than the Alabama average of 0.27. The most diverse school in Decatur is Johns Hill Magnet School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or national school diversity statistics.