Austin High School

  • Austin High School serves 1,438 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 43%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 31% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 38%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Austin High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%.
  • Austin High School operates within the Decatur City School District.
  • Decatur City School District's 87% graduation rate is equal to the Alabama state average of 87%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Austin High School's student population of 1438 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 92 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,438 students
Total Classroom Teachers92 teachers
Students by GradeAustin High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Austin High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1264 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Austin High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
43%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
21%
7%
Black
37%
33%
White
40%
56%
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsAustin High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.670.33
Graduation Rate
90%
87%
Austin High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
46%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Austin High School is Decatur City School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 136 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Decatur City School District's student population of 8,693 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 64% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,008 is higher than the state average of $10,349. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,946 is higher than the state average of $10,471. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameDecatur City School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    20
    6
    Number of Students Managed8,6932,907
    Decatur City School District Students Managed (1990-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    43%
    43%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    36%
    38%
    District Graduation Rate
    87%
    87%
    District Total Revenue$93 MM$30 MM
    District Spending$92 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,008$10,349
    District Spending / Student$10,946$10,471
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school 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.

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