Anderson High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,224
Best High School in Texas
#58
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District AUSTIN ISD
Type Public
 Phone (512)414-2538
 Location 8403 MESA DR
AUSTIN, TX 78759
Charter School No

Anderson High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Texas high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 58th in the best public high schools in Texas.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The Anderson High School student body is mainly White with a significant Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White52.2%1,161
Black5.7%127
Hispanic31.9%710
Asian Pacific6.7%149
Native American Indian0.3%6
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%1
Two or more races3.1%70

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Upper 16.2%

21.4% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Texas high school median of 41.7%. By this measure, ANDERSON H S students are largely upper income and rank 192nd in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman631
Sophomore549
Junior567
Senior477
Total2,224

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
86%
Rank in Texas
140th
Rating
8 out of 10

Students at Anderson High School scored an average 86% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is well above the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 12.1% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls90% to 94%*85%
Boys90% to 94%*77%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% or more*80% to 84%*
Black60% to 79%*55% to 59%*
Hispanic85% to 89%*73%
Multiracial50% or more*80% to 89%*
White95% or more*89%
With Disabilites50% to 59%*35% to 39%*
Limited English70% to 79%*35% to 39%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1138

The average SAT score for Anderson High School students in 2015 was 1138.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
56%
Rank in Texas
193rd
Rating
8 out of 10

585 out of 1,044 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (56%). College admission testing participation is well above the Texas median rate of 37% and in the top 21% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
25%
AP Pass Rank in Texas
102nd
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

Anderson High School offers 21 AP courses. 25 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 73% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. Anderson High School had 336 taking AP exams with a 243 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 84% percentile and well above the Texas state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 72% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 25% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 19%
AP Courses Offered 21

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students2%44
Boys3.5%38
Girls0.5%6
Texas Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students1.1%23
Boys1.4%15
Girls0.7%8

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.7%60
Boys4.3%46
Girls1.3%14
Texas Median11.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3.2%69
Boys4.1%44
Girls2.3%25

Location

Anderson High School
8403 MESA DR
AUSTIN, TX
78759
(512)414-2538

10 out of 10 1

District

AUSTIN ISD
AUSTIN, TX