Hightower High School

Hightower High School serves 2,292 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the TX average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Hightower High School operates within the Fort Bend Independent School District.
Fort Bend Independent School District's 86% graduation rate is higher than the TX state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 2292 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 119 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,292 students
Hightower High School Total Students (2000-2014)
Gender % Hightower High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 119 teachers
Hightower High School Total Teachers (2000-2014)
Students by Grade Hightower High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 16:1
Hightower High School Student Teacher Ratio (2000-2014)
Asian
13%
4%
Hightower High School Asian Students (1999-2013)
Hispanic
27%
52%
Hightower High School Black Students (1999-2013)
Black
58%
13%
Hightower High School Black Students (1999-2013)
White
1%
29%
Hightower High School White Students (1999-2013)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Hightower High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.58 0.41
Hightower High School Diversity Score (2000-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
36%
53%
Hightower High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Hightower High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Fort Bend Independent School District's student population of 70,931 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 91% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,005 in this district is less than the state average of $12,250. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,123 is less than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has grown by 17% over four years.
School District Name Fort Bend Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
75
3
Number of Students Managed 70,931 838
Fort Bend Independent   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 86% 83%
Fort Bend Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $625 MM $9 MM
Fort Bend Independent   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $702 MM $10 MM
Fort Bend Independent   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,005 $12,250
Fort Bend Independent   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,123 $12,682
Fort Bend Independent   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Ridge Point High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Billy Baines Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rosa Parks Elementary School (1.4 miles away)
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    1.4 miles
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  • FresnoWalter Moses Burton Elementary School
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    1.6 miles
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    FresnoTX 77545
    (281)634-5080
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    2 miles
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    FresnoTX 77545
    (281)634-5985
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    2 miles
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    Missouri CityTX 77459
    (281)634-3680
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    Grades: 6-8 | 1472 students
    2.4 miles
    9000 Sienna Ranch Rd
    Missouri CityTX 77459
    (281)634-6870
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