Abilene High School

2800 North 6th Street, Abilene, TX 79603
(325) 677-1731

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1874 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Abilene Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Abilene Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Abilene High School is a public high school in Abilene. The principal of Abilene High School is JENNIFER RANEY and can be contacted at jennifer.raney@abileneisd.org. 1,874 children attend Abilene High School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Abilene High School students have "limited English proficiency." 45% of the 1,874 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 53% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Abilene High School is 15:1. Holland Medical High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 43% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 39% 40%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 65%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 45% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Hear me say choose Abilene High School. It has top notch arts education--band choir fine arts especially. It has unopposed literature and rhetoric education which should be the base or cornerstone of a person's education--that all other education will be enlightened with literature and rhetoric education. The natural sciences are also well developed at Abilene High and have a reputation for being the best in town based on AP scores and pass rates. Finally the administration is outstanding. AHS admins understand that there are the students who work hard behave and find success and those that do not; they make decisions with this in mind and allow everyone to coexist peacefully. If you are the parent of a child who works hard do not fear this place because of the other. As a hard working student myself experiencing high school with people who were not at all like myself was possibly more valuable than anything taught. The world is a huge place full of people mostly unlike me. This is valuable because it allows me to see myself in a global perspective. It makes me more sympathetic and aware of humanity's struggles. It's a great day to be an Eagle.

  • (1 year ago)

    Abilene High is a very good school. They have great pre-ap and ap classes and have so many electives and clubs to be involved in.

  • (5 years ago)

    Because they teach children how to get along after graduation. Thats where I graduated from. They have teachers that care.

  • (7 years ago)

    i love abilene high because their are many different races and there are plenty of people to get to know. i attended abilene high only 2 years but i loved it. to me there is alot of drama but it's still a pretty cool school. . the teachers are good (some of them are great) and they will do anything to help you pass. most teachers make it impossible for you to fail their class.

  • (8 years ago)

    We had a great experience at Abilene High School. We are a military family and moved for my sons sophmore year. Abilene schools provided him a great basis for AP classes at the new school. He was far ahead in some areas and right on in others. The marching band program in Abilene was top notch. He couldn't have had any better training. He also had outstanding teachers in every catagory and they were wonderful at helping us choose classes to take at the new school. Abilene High has the largest range of offerings and AP classes in the Abilene area. This is the High School to attend in the area in our families opinion.

  • (10 years ago)

    Abilene High School is one of the best schools in west texas. if anyine is looking to move into the abilene area I suggest that they send there kids to this great school.

  • (10 years ago)

    We have been in Abilene for 20 years and have had a very positive relationship with the schools. I have chronically ill child and they have supported him in taking accelerated classes so he can reach his full potential. As a freshmen at AHS he has enjoyed the challenge of the pre-AP program a great deal. Almost all of the teachers are supportive and encouraging.

  • (11 years ago)

    We had two sons graduate Abilene High (1999 & 2004). The high school principal is very supportive of the students knowing most by name. Our boys finished the recommended Texas Scholars curriculum and both graduated with honors. Abilene High prepared them so that they received automatic admission to a Division I university (Texas Tech) based on SAT scores. Honors or Advanced Placement classes are offered as well as a wide array of extracurricular activities such as athletics drama music and debate/speech. The band program is especially of high quality as the top level band routinely plays pieces in concert that are usually reserved for collegiate level bands. (The band parents are awesome in their support of the band program.) Likewise the drama program is first rate. In fact the drama program and band often cooperate to put on at least one musical a year. Great school!

  • (11 years ago)

    Abilene High is one of the very best large high schols in the state. Students excell in academics athletics music and drama and all other areas of endeavor. Teachers are caring and administration is student orientated.

  • (12 years ago)

    We had a terrific principal in Royce Curtis over the last few years; we're looking forward to learning more about Terry Bull in 2003/2004. The counselors especially Mrs. Sibert are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Co-curriculars like speech and debate not only do well competitively but operate with high standards for behavior accountability and ethics.

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