Anderson High School is among the best in the nation, according to Newsweek's America's Top High Schools rankings for 2016. Anderson is one of only two Austin-area schools featured among 1,000 in the annual nationwide ranking.
The national rankings are determined based on five criteria:
- Number of graduates accepted into and enrolled in college
- Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education participation and performance
- SAT and ACT participation and performance
- Dual-Enrollment participation
- Number of counselors
"We are proud that the hard work of the students and teachers at Anderson High School has been recognized on a national level," Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz said. “We know that Anderson is a great school and that fantastic work happens there every day, but it’s also exciting to have that hard work recognized and reinforced by a well-known source like Newsweek.”
Earlier this year, Anderson was named to the 2016 U.S. News & World Report list of Best High Schools and The Washington Post Most Challenging High Schools.
Austin was recently ranked the third-best city for public schools in the nation by a third-party study that took into account average SAT scores, average ACT scores, crimes per square mile, per-pupil spending, student/teacher ratio and graduation rates.