Leander High School

293 reviews
  1. Leander Independent School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
3301 South Bagdad Rd
Leander, TX 78641
Telephone
(512) 570-1000

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
159 responses
Average ACT
26
64 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
AP Enrollment
45%
AP Exam Pass Rate
53%
Advanced Math Enrollment
High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    18%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    59%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    23%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
  • Sporting Events
    19%
  • Marching Season of Band
    18%
  • Pep Rallys
    18%
  • Spring Show
    17%
  • Theater Productions
    16%
  • Mane Man
    11%
  • Homecoming Parade
    1%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,995
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,053
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,062/ year
National
$11,890
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses

Reviews

293 reviews
  • Excellent
    45
  • Very Good
    142
  • Average
    94
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    3
Parents are constantly coming in and out of the school to support their kids! Every college info. meeting or basketball game, I see a tons of LHS parents there to support! These parents even volunteer a crazy amount of time for this school. And even interact at academically stuff, including open houses and orientations. Lots of work coming from parents!
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago
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  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
I partook in the International Baccalaureate program which can suck up a lot of time but I was still able to attend most of the football games and participate in two sports my junior and senior year . The key to having a great experience at Leander is to get involved with a group, nay group. Whether it's robotics, sports, debate or the BBC club. Getting involved in some way helps ground you and allows you to have a group of people. Everyone at Leander is very welcoming. With that said our school is the 'clique-iest' in our district and that is attributed to the diversity that composes our student body. At the other schools everyone is the same and carbon copies of each other. You will see like hangout with like but if you pay close attention you will see that similarities are not the defining factors of friendships at Leander. I would choose this school because of the International Baccalaureate program but I have always wanted to go to a small school and If I had the choice and means I probably would have attended a private christian academy.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago