Vandegrift High School

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Vandegrift High School
Address
9500 McNeil Drive
Austin, Texas 78750
United States
Coordinates 30°23′48″N 97°49′26″W / 30.39667°N 97.82389°W / 30.39667; -97.82389Coordinates: 30°23′48″N 97°49′26″W / 30.39667°N 97.82389°W / 30.39667; -97.82389
Information
Type Public school
Established 2009
School district Leander Independent School District
Principal Charles Little
Teaching staff 124.03 (on a FTE basis)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,062[1] (2014-15)
Student to teacher ratio 16.63
Campus Suburban
Color(s)           Black and silver
Nickname Vipers
Website
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Vandegrift High School is a high school located in unincorporated Travis County, Texas, United States, near Austin. It is a part of the Leander Independent School District (LISD).

History[edit]

The school is named for Marine Corps First Lieutenant Matthew Ryan Vandegrift, who was killed in action on April 21, 2008.[3] The school's first year of operation, 2009, was at adjacent Four Points Middle School, and it then transferred to the Vandegrift campus at the start of the 2010 school year.[4]

Academics[edit]

Vandegrift High School has "dual credit" with Austin Community College, which allows juniors and seniors to get college credit while still in high school.[5]

Vandegrift was ranked 54th in the state and 342nd nationally in the 2016 US News & World Report rankings.[6]

26 AP classes are offered:[5]

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 1875 students enrolled in 2013-14 was:

  • Male - 50.7%
  • Female - 49.3%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.4%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander - 7.7%
  • Black - 3.4%
  • Hispanic - 14.6%
  • White - 70.6%
  • Multiracial - 3.3%

5.8% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[2]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Its feeder schools are Canyon Ridge Middle School and Four Points Middle School.

Accomplishments[edit]

In November 2013, Vandegrift High School achieved its first non-academic state title when the marching band achieved first place at the UIL Class 4A State Marching Band Championships.[7]

The girls' soccer team won the 2014 UIL Class 4A championship.[8]

The boys' golf team won the 4A state championship in 2014.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VANDEGRIFT H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - Search Results for Vandegrift High School". nces.ed.gov. US Department of Education. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Leslee Bassman (29 September 2010). "Vandegrift HS formally dedicated". Hill Country News. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Leander ISD Report: District prepares to open Four Points Middle School". Cedar Park-Leander Statesman. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "VHS Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 3 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "How Does Vandegrift High School Rank Among America's Best High Schools?". usnews.com. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Mervin Malone (10 December 2013). "Leander ISD Makes History at State Marching Band Contest". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Danny Davis (19 April 2014). "Vandegrift girls win state soccer championship". Statesman. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Danny Davis (29 April 2014). "Westlake and Vandegrift win golf titles". Statesman. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 

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