Anderson High School Earns National Ranking from Newsweek

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.