Abilene High School

207 reviews
  1. Abilene Independent School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
2800 North 6th St
Abilene, TX 79603
Telephone
(325) 677-1731
Website
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Abilene High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1080
84 responses
Average ACT
24
44 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
AP Enrollment
22%
AP Exam Pass Rate
47%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    3%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    19%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    70%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    8%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
  • Blackout pep rally/football game
    43%
  • Best Pep Rally every year! So Fun!
    15%
  • Concerts
    15%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • Theatre Performances
    13%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,874
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,130
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,691/ year
National
$11,890
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses

Reviews

207 reviews
  • Excellent
    35
  • Very Good
    81
  • Average
    74
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    3
There are many things to love about this school such as it's diversity and acceptance of people, but I can count on my fingers the number of teachers who seem like they value education, and care for students. Which is shameful considering the amount of teachers that actually work in the school. I would like to see this school improve in every area possible, it has such amazing potential though a big part of the problem is the budget of the school and administration, therefore, it's not completely teachers fault but it would be nice to see some improvement. However, despite the adversity that students face due to reasons stated above most of them graduate as well rounded human beings, ripe with experience, ready to go out and better the world.
  • Senior
  • 26 days ago
I am a current student at Abilene High, and throughout the past four years, I have had my fair share of the ups and downs that life throws. There were times when I wanted to give up and thought that would be the best solution to all my problems. I started slipping in school work when times got hard, and I honestly did not believe I would make it through high school. I was blessed with amazing teachers that truly love their students and will do anything to ensure they succeed. It is because of certain teachers that I am now part of the class of 2017, and I will be graduating with honors. When I was not able to push myself, my educators gave me that extra "ummph" to help me reach my goals. No education system is perfect, but in the time I have attended Abilene High, my teachers have significantly excelled in their work, helping students the way they should, and that has made my experience worth while.
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
There are some great classes available if you actively seek them out, especially in the history department. The science department, however, has somewhat fallen apart, and administration tends to treat students as potential problems. Non-mainstream sports (examples of mainstream include football, volleyball, basketball) tend to struggle with funding, as does the fine arts department.
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago