Leander High School in Leander, TX - Niche

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Leander High School is a public school in Leander, Texas. It has 1,943 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 88% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 216 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

3301 S Bagdad Rd
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 570-1000

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3.7 from 216 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I really like my school because of the program I'm in. The marching band is easily the best origination in the entire school. For one semester my sophomore year, I moved to Belton and attended Belton High School. The band program was nothing like Leander's. Leander High makes you feel like you're at home whether you're new or have been there since freshman year.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It's an alright place to spend your 4 years of high school.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 3
    Overall Experience: most of the teachers are kind of mean because they hate high school students and they frequently say that to the kids
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I absolutely loved Leander. It was such a great school and the new principle that came in, Mrs. Spicer, was absolutely amazing. She communicates well with the kids and is such a great role model. With the new laptops that came in for the freshman, I was one of the lucky seniors who got to work with them and teach kids how to work them which was an awesome experience. The addition to the school is wonderful and really makes a big difference in how we learn the sciences with the new labs.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: its a good school as far as teachers. I wish we could go off campus and the rules were a little more flexible. I hate pride-time. A time for studying, because most kids don't and its spent goofing off.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
Rouse High School 3 mi. 2,053
4.00 Cedar Park High School 5 mi. 1,781
3.66 Vista Ridge High School 4 mi. 1,878
4.33 Westwood High School 6 mi. 2,582
Vandegrift High School 10 mi. 1,692

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 51%
Female 48%

Student Diversity

Leander High School United States Cedar Park High School Rouse High School Vandegrift High School Vista Ridge High School Westwood High School
White 57.0% 51.0% 70.0% 60.0% 72.0% 61.0% 49.0%
Hispanic 30.0% 25.0% 18.0% 28.0% 13.0% 21.0% 14.0%
African American 5.0% 15.0% 3.0% 6.0% 2.0% 5.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 2.0% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0% 4.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 4.0% 1.0% 7.0% 7.0% 28.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.7%
Grade 10 24.8%
Grade 11 24.4%
Grade 12 24.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 69% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 17% The Band Program
  • 17% The diversity
  • 17% Friendships you make
  • 11% Band
  • 11% Football
  • 11% Theatre
  • 6% The Cross Country Team
  • 6% AFJROTC
  • 3% Girls basketball team
  • 3% Soccer team (girls/ boys)

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 36% How crowded the hallway is
  • 26% Not being able to go off campus
  • 15% Some teachers don't teach well.
  • 13% When guys wear their pants below their knees
  • 8% The set up is confusing
  • 3% Cafeteria

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 19 responses

  • 35% Diversity
  • 35% International Baccalaureate Program
  • 30% Leander is open and welcoming of who ever enters.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 74% Diverse
  • 16% Different
  • 11% Average

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 61% Join a club or sport. There are tons of options!
  • 22% We have a place for everyone
  • 11% Dont be scared of upper classmen
  • 6% Football team sucks

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 94% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.