By the Kent Redding Group

Thanks to a recent report from Niche, a neighborhood, and school review website, we know that Austin has been ranked as having the number one public high school in the United States.

Located on the LBJ Campus, the Liberal Arts & Science Academy that has earned an A+ rating from Niche because the school has great teachers, an excellent culture, diversity, excellent academics and so much more.

About the Study

According to Niche’s latest ranking of the best public high schools in the U.S., LASA ranked No. 11, with a grade of A+ on the site. 

Niche compiles the individual grades for factors including academics, culture and diversity, teachers, and parent/student surveys to calculate a school’s overall grade.

LASA’s “report card” includes A+ grades for academics, teachers, clubs & activities, college prep, and administration. The school received an A for diversity and two B grades for health & safety and resources & facilities. Food received a B-, and no grade was given for sports since the magnet school doesn’t have athletic teams.  

In May, the American-Statesman reported that Austin ISD’s magnet programs like LASA had improved in terms of student diversity, but didn’t hit their goals.

Niche reports the school’s average graduation rate as 99 percent. The enrollment for AP courses is listed at 74 percent.

Three Austin-area high schools cracked the top 25 list of best public high schools in Texas. Westlake High School in the Eames district ranked no. 5, Westwood High School in Round Rock’s district placed no. 8, and Vandegrift High School in Leander’s district landed at no. 14.

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