Austin High School

  • Austin High School serves 1,477 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Austin High School's student population of 1,477 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,477 students
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Total Classroom Teachers89 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Austin High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Austin High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#942 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
25%
8%
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Black
35%
33%
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White
36%
55%
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Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.690.59
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Graduation Rate
89%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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