Austin High School

3004 Modaus Road
Decatur, AL 35601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 1,037 students in grades 10-12, Austin High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 10-12
  • Enrollment: 1,037 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • : 95% (Top 20% in AL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 22% (Top 50%)
  • : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Austin High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Austin High School's student population of 1,037 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 10-12
Total Students
1,037 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
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School Rankings

Austin High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Austin High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#835 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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22%
29%
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25%
47%
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26%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
29%
10%
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Black
32%
32%
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White
35%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.70
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95%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Austin High School's ranking?
Austin High School is ranked #835 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Austin High School often compared to?
Austin High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Decatur High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
22% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 25% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Austin High School?
The graduation rate of Austin High School is 95%, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 88%.
How many students attend Austin High School?
1,037 students attend Austin High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
35% of Austin High School students are White, 32% of students are Black, 29% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Austin High School?
Austin High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Austin High School offer ?
Austin High School offers enrollment in grades 10-12
What school district is Austin High School part of?
Austin High School is part of Decatur City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 10-12
  • Enrollment: 1,037 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • : 95% (Top 20%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 22% (Top 50%)
  • : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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