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Anderson High School

10 reviews
8403 Mesa Drive
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 414-2538

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

Anderson High School
Based on data from the 2018 school year

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Coming to this school from one of the top schools in Dallas I thought I would be fine, because my research said that this was a top performing school in Austin. Little did I know that the school doesn't assign homework, which is fine (except in math), yet kids always complained. The school rarely assigned reading assignments, yet kids always complained. The workload was less than what I had in sixth grade and I was being taught basic grammar and vocab in an AP class. I was underwhelmed with the education and ended up leaving my sophomore year.
Posted by a student on 4/4/2019
If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't ever picked this school. As a parent, do your research with the 70% of children that get left behind here. It would serve you best to speak/find those in the bottom 10% so that you see what suffering they have and will continue to go through.
Posted by a parent on 9/18/2018
I have a freshman and this year has been horrendous. My student has gotten involved with drugs, has been skipping class on a daily basis, has been bullied, and tells me that a grand majority of students do drugs. The sad part is that I had been in communication with the counselor for months and had described his behavior, falling grades, excessive tiredness, lack of motivation, and in no moment he suggested that these symptoms may be associated with drug use. I had no idea that drug use on campus is so high. Apparently the school has services for children at risk, however these services were never offered to us. I am looking at alternatives for my student for next school year.
Posted by a parent on 5/25/2017
Real mixed bag of ratings here. Unfortunately most people that post things are those with an axe to grind. Anderson is one of the best schools in town. Are there better? For some kids, absolutely. For some parents, absolutely. It's as diverse as the neighborhoods that feed it, like any other school. The teachers, like parents, are people with strengths and weaknesses, good days and bad days and personality conflicts. They're not going to like everyone and not everyone is going to like you or your kid. Welcome to the real world. But there is real dedication all over the campus in the staff, the kids, the teachers and the parents and that's part of what makes Anderson a great place. It is what you as a student and a parent make of it. I'd also put it up against any verticals in town - it's hands down part of the best. People buy into the neighborhoods that feed Anderson and Murchison for very legitimate reasons.
Posted by a parent on 2/5/2014
As a professional collaborating with faculty and staff at Anderson High School, I am repeatedly shocked by the level of disorganization and poor building security. Meetings are poorly planned, staff are unprepared, and follow through is lacking in the special education/504 areas and with discipline issues. Students are free to roam the building and grounds during classes and visitors can freely walk through the halls without identifying themselves or checking in. Staff have difficulty locating students when needed. I feel it is an unsafe and disorganized environment. Test scores are only one aspect of a school's success.
Posted by a community member on 1/31/2013

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Austin schools - Anderson High School is located at 8403 Mesa Drive, Austin TX 78759. Anderson High School is in the Austin Independent School District. Anderson High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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