Stephen F Austin High School

Summary:

Stephen F. Austin High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Sugar Land, Texas, part of the Fort Bend Independent School District. The school has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 15.99% White, 16.6% African American, 15.77% Hispanic, and 47.56% Asian students.

Stephen F. Austin High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in Texas, with strong academic performance, high graduation rates, and low dropout rates. The school's STAAR EOC test scores are generally higher than the district and state averages, particularly in subjects like Biology, English I and II Reading, and U.S. History. For example, in 2022-2023, 76% of students were proficient or better in Biology, compared to 64% for the district and 57% for the state. However, the school faces some challenges, as its performance on STAAR EOC tests varies across different racial subgroups, with Asian and White students generally performing better than African American and Hispanic students.

When compared to other high schools in the Fort Bend ISD district, Stephen F. Austin High School generally outperforms its peers, such as Dulles High School and Clements High School, in terms of academic rankings and test scores. However, it lags behind the highly-ranked Clements High School in some areas. Additionally, the school's percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients has increased, indicating a growing population of students from lower-income families, which may be a factor in the performance gaps observed between different racial subgroups.


Detail:

Public 8-12

 3434 Pheasant Creek Dr
       Sugar Land, TX  77498-4895


(281) 634-2000

District: Fort Bend Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
478th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,988 Help


Feeder schools for Stephen F Austin High School:

Elementary:    Brazos Bend Elementary
    Malala Yousafzai
    Oyster Creek Elementary
    Walker Station Elementary
Middle:    Macario Garcia Middle
    Sartartia Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  19.2 Help
Number of students:  2,277

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
47.6%
African American:
16.6%
White:
16.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Stephen F Austin High School ranks better than 75.6% of high schools in Texas. It also ranks 4th among 11 ranked high schools in the Fort Bend Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.9. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Stephen F Austin High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Stephen F Austin High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (47.6%), African American (16.6%), White (16%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Stephen F Austin High School is 19.2. 7 high schools in the Fort Bend Independent School District (Isd) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Stephen F Austin High School is $8,988. 8 high schools in the Fort Bend Independent School District (Isd) spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Stephen F Austin High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Stephen F Austin High School 478th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Stephen F Austin High School in the ranking list.)

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Fort Bend Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Fort Bend Independent School District (Isd) 397th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Stephen F Austin High School

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Rank History for all students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 83.06 52nd 1427 96.4%
2005 84.77 62nd 1429 95.7%
2006 84.04 61st 1430 95.7%
2007 83.07 90th 1497 94.0%
2008 83.49 85th 1510 94.4%
2009 80.75 110th 1539 92.9%
2010 78.29 119th 1568 92.4%
2011 76.96 161st 1672 90.4%
2012 83.01 48th 1603 97.0%
2013 81.45 103rd 1652 93.8%
2014 77.83 186th 1734 89.3%
2015 75.61 226th 1743 87.0%
2016 72.35 313th 1762 82.2%
2017 85.57 120th 1777 93.2%
2018 83.60 129th 1797 92.8%
2019 80.31 182nd 1857 90.2%
2021 76.67 278th 1861 85.1%
2022 74.24 296th 1876 84.2%
2023 67.90 478th 1961 75.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.17 216th 582 62.9%
2019 67.91 162nd 604 73.2%
2021 70.74 117th 588 80.1%
2022 68.37 168th 664 74.7%
2023 48.44 316th 677 53.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.95 278th 1113 75.0%
2019 69.71 184th 1136 83.8%
2021 60.45 284th 1195 76.2%
2022 54.64 360th 1278 71.8%
2023 48.98 511th 1371 62.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.51 187th 1347 86.1%
2019 75.82 153rd 1357 88.7%
2021 68.25 251st 1382 81.8%
2022 71.66 195th 1418 86.2%
2023 57.10 442nd 1478 70.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.21 210th 1794 88.3%
2019 71.67 276th 1818 84.8%
2021 68.46 357th 1848 80.7%
2022 67.73 337th 1847 81.8%
2023 55.50 645th 1897 66.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.47 137th 1781 92.3%
2019 80.41 182nd 1798 89.9%
2021 76.07 282nd 1815 84.5%
2022 73.81 297th 1841 83.9%
2023 68.18 454th 1891 76.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.33 207th 1137 81.8%
2019 70.67 243rd 1145 78.8%
2021 67.41 452nd 1177 61.6%
2022 70.75 295th 1172 74.8%
2023 66.98 458th 1182 61.3%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.76 205th 1784 88.5%
2019 74.48 232nd 1810 87.2%
2021 44.58 873rd 1829 52.3%
2022 67.30 313th 1837 83.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.72 173rd 1803 90.4%
2019 78.56 226th 1824 87.6%
2021 75.62 281st 1840 84.7%
2022 72.67 322nd 1853 82.6%
2023 65.52 505th 1913 73.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.20 179th 486 63.2%
2019 63.77 179th 487 63.2%
2021 62.16 183rd 488 62.5%
2022 56.45 241st 507 52.5%
2023 51.47 296th 525 43.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.50 99th 1013 90.2%
2019 81.74 124th 1024 87.9%
2021 67.82 237th 1020 76.8%
2022 68.06 216th 1031 79.0%
2023 59.25 323rd 1069 69.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.04 277th 1691 83.6%
2019 66.94 382nd 1714 77.7%
2021 61.85 506th 1743 71.0%
2022 54.58 640th 1762 63.7%
2023 48.91 820th 1820 54.9%
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Rank History for Native American students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 60.46 46th 101 54.5%
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Rank History for White students at Stephen F Austin High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.66 162nd 1539 89.5%
2019 74.95 249th 1526 83.7%
2021 63.60 440th 1510 70.9%
2022 71.10 294th 1525 80.7%
2023 60.79 543rd 1576 65.5%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Stephen F Austin High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 874 257 231 313 3 n/a n/a 0 1678
1996 874 257 231 313 3 n/a n/a 0 1678
1997 1204 366 349 450 7 n/a n/a 0 2376
1998 1395 396 368 505 8 n/a n/a 0 2672
1999 1528 397 401 480 7 n/a n/a 0 2813
2000 1631 429 466 531 3 n/a n/a 0 3060
2001 1692 451 504 547 1 n/a n/a 0 3195
2002 1587 219 487 278 2 n/a n/a 0 2573
2003 1587 219 487 278 2 n/a n/a 0 2573
2004 1624 251 525 292 3 n/a n/a 0 2695
2005 1612 258 567 290 3 n/a n/a 0 2730
2006 1558 280 636 313 5 n/a n/a 0 2792
2007 1253 334 644 310 5 n/a n/a 0 2546
2008 1028 328 667 303 7 n/a n/a 0 2333
2009 835 337 748 316 6 n/a n/a 0 2242
2010 808 392 810 336 5 n/a n/a 0 2351
2011 735 352 776 405 9 9 73 0 2359
2012 728 370 847 392 12 10 64 0 2423
2013 690 418 823 346 13 6 61 0 2357
2014 643 415 839 320 8 2 53 0 2280
2015 582 413 916 345 5 2 52 0 2315
2016 550 406 887 343 4 1 68 0 2259
2017 513 413 916 350 4 0 59 0 2255
2018 478 404 949 381 7 0 57 0 2276
2019 440 385 942 371 9 0 53 0 2200
2020 439 375 975 382 6 0 48 0 2225
2021 424 370 992 391 5 2 61 0 2245
2022 389 376 1046 372 5 2 68 0 2258
2023 364 378 1083 359 8 5 80 0 2277

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Stephen F Austin High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 1678 0.0 0.0 0
1996 1678 0.0 0.0 0
1997 2376 132.0 18.0 10.2
1998 2672 155.3 17.2 8.8
1999 2813 164.2 17.1 10.8
2000 3060 172.0 17.8 11.3
2001 3195 174.5 18.3 11.7
2002 2573 144.6 17.8 4.5
2003 2573 144.6 17.8 4.5
2004 2695 143.4 18.8 5.8
2005 2730 145.1 18.8 6.4
2006 2792 146.1 19.1 8.4
2007 2546 134.5 18.9 9.2
2008 2333 130.7 17.9 11.9
2009 2242 120.1 18.7 13.2
2010 2351 127.6 18.4 15
2011 2359 127.3 18.5 14.9
2012 2423 116.3 20.8 18.5
2013 2357 115.4 20.4 19.6
2014 2280 115.2 19.7 20
2015 2315 122.0 18.9 21.9
2016 2259 124.0 18.2 21.8
2017 2255 121.9 18.4 24.7
2018 2276 124.6 18.2 25.9
2019 2200 117.5 18.7 30.1
2020 2225 123.3 18.0 30.7
2021 2245 127.0 17.6 29.5
2022 2258 125.6 17.9 36.2
2023 2277 118.2 19.2 39.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Stephen F Austin High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 1678 0.0 0.0 0
1996 1678 0.0 0.0 0
1997 2376 132.0 18.0 10.2
1998 2672 155.3 17.2 8.8
1999 2813 164.2 17.1 10.8
2000 3060 172.0 17.8 11.3
2001 3195 174.5 18.3 11.7
2002 2573 144.6 17.8 4.5
2003 2573 144.6 17.8 4.5
2004 2695 143.4 18.8 5.8
2005 2730 145.1 18.8 6.4
2006 2792 146.1 19.1 8.4
2007 2546 134.5 18.9 9.2
2008 2333 130.7 17.9 11.9
2009 2242 120.1 18.7 13.2
2010 2351 127.6 18.4 15
2011 2359 127.3 18.5 14.9
2012 2423 116.3 20.8 18.5
2013 2357 115.4 20.4 19.6
2014 2280 115.2 19.7 20
2015 2315 122.0 18.9 21.9
2016 2259 124.0 18.2 21.8
2017 2255 121.9 18.4 24.7
2018 2276 124.6 18.2 25.9
2019 2200 117.5 18.7 30.1
2020 2225 123.3 18.0 30.7
2021 2245 127.0 17.6 29.5
2022 2258 125.6 17.9 36.2
2023 2277 118.2 19.2 39.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Stephen F Austin High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $514 (5.7%) $8,450 (94.3%) $8,965
2020 $651 (7.5%) $8,034 (92.5%) $8,685
2021 $621 (6.9%) $8,366 (93.1%) $8,988

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Stephen F Austin High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
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Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 182nd of 1857 High schoolsRanks 478th of 1961 High schools
 14.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Stephen F Austin High School)5529
 26%
   End of Course Algebra I (Fort Bend Independent School District (Isd))6749
 18%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Stephen F Austin High School)8376
 7%
   End of Course Biology (Fort Bend Independent School District (Isd))7264
 8%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Stephen F Austin High School)7768
 9%
   End of Course English I Reading (Fort Bend Independent School District (Isd))6160
 1%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Stephen F Austin High School)7770
 7%
   End of Course English II Reading (Fort Bend Independent School District (Isd))6363
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Stephen F Austin High School)9490
 4%
   End of Course U.S. History (Fort Bend Independent School District (Isd))8379
 4%
   End of Course U.S. History (Texas)7571
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students22002277
 3.5%
African American385378
 1.8%
American Indian98
 11.1%
Asian9421083
 15%
Hispanic371359
 3.2%
Pacific Islander05
White440364
 17.3%
Two or More Races5380
 50.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients30.1%39.2%
 9.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Stephen F Austin High School

Stephen F Austin High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Brazos Bend Elementary
Elementary : Malala Yousafzai
Elementary : Oyster Creek Elementary
Elementary : Walker Station Elementary
Middle : Macario Garcia Middle
Middle : Sartartia Middle

Students at Stephen F Austin High School are 48% Asian, 17% African American, 16% White, 16% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,277 students attended Stephen F Austin High School.

Stephen F Austin High School ranks 478th of 1961 Texas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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