Akins High School

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10701 S 1st St

Austin, TX 78748

(512) 841-9900

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,778

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

41 Parent Reviews for Akins High School

Great school and academy programs. My sons are currently enrolled in this school and have nothing but good things to say about their teachers. This school has come a long way and I have nothing but good things to say about it. If your involved with your kids life there is no reason why your child should ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/04/14

Low expectations by teachers if child is not enrolled AP Classes. Low support by coaches even if parent contacts coach.

Posted by a parent on 03/26/14

Akins was not built as an alternative school it was just another high school in south Austin . I have plenty of friends that graduated from Akins and plenty of them are plenty successful. Please do your research before deeming a school as an alternative school.

Posted by a other on 12/30/13

Akins has really come along way from it orgins. Akins was initially a school where badly behaved kids were sent and now it is a recognized campus. The school has been said to have one of the best campuses and best teachers. Akins High School has also gotten a lot of media attention because of the way ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/07/13

Teachers really do alot for students and I was able to get my certificate from my academy major but the principle and the leadership are not nice to the teachers. Sometimes they are rude even in front of the students to the teacher. Every year my teachers find other jobs because they do not like to ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/24/12

Akins has made tremendous strides from a few years ago. The academy structure has provided my children many opportunities! My kids have selected majors and have participated in internships. It is a recognize campus just like Bowie, Anderson, and Austin High. The teachers are the best I have seen.

Posted by a parent on 05/15/11

Great school. I had heard that it was a fairly new school and had some problems, but from what I have seen it is top notch. Staff really seems to care and the students seem to be involved as well. Nothing but praise for this school & I only see it getting better.

Posted by a other on 05/13/11

I was hesitant to enroll my son at Akins after reading some of the past reviews. So far so good. This year has been great. We love the school spirit and the teachers have been wonderful.

Posted by a parent on 02/14/11

this school is one of a kind and has so much potential. A lot has changed over the years and I continue to see it unfold. I'm eager to see what Akins will bring us in the future.Also the teachers are amazing and dedicated, and each are very unique.

Posted by a student on 04/03/10

Every year for the past five years test scores have gone up kids have gotten better and so has parent involvement

Posted by a parent on 09/19/09

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Test scores for Akins High School

TAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Akins High School
Austin Isd
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Austin schools — Akins High School is located at 10701 S 1st St, Austin TX 78748. 10701 S 1st St is in the 78748 ZIP code in Austin, TX The school district for Akins High School is the Austin Isd. Akins High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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