Anderson High School is an excellent Austin ISD School
located at the corner of Mesa Drive and Steve Avenue in northwest Austin. The school serves approximately two thousand 9th to 12th grade students, and has been recognized by the Washington Post and Newsweek Magazine as one of the top high schools in the nation. The Texas Business and Education Coalition has also named the school as one of the top 15 high schools in Texas. Anderson is one of two Austin high schools named on a list of “Higher Performing” schools by the nonprofit National Center for Educational Achievement.
Anderson High School is an “Exemplary” ranked campus offering excellent academic programs. It is the only school in the district offering an International Baccalaureate Program. Anderson also offers a wide range of AP courses, as well as curriculum pathways in architectural design, business and accounting, computer science, fine and applied art, and many other areas of study.
Anderson High School students perform well on state tests, as well as on ACT, SAT, AP, and IB exams. The school has received numerous Gold Achievement Awards from the Texas Education Agency and recognition from Google Corporation for commended performance in Math in addition to AP/IB and SAT/ACT tests. Exit Level TAKS scores passing rates for the 2010-11 school year were 98% for English/Language Arts, 95% for Math, 96% for Science and 98% for Social Studies.
Students at Anderson High School enjoy exciting extracurricular programs in band, orchestra, choir, speech and debate, dance, drama, and visual arts. The school has received local, state and national recognition for its fine arts programs. The Anderson Wind Ensemble has been named the Top Texas Band in the Region, making them a top 10 Concert Band in in their division and a top 15 band in the state of Texas. This 5A school also offers athletic programs in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball and wresting.