Sharpstown High School

Sharpstown High School serves 1,277 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Sharpstown High School operates within the Houston Independent School District.
The school district's 59% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 1277 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,277 students
Sharpstown High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Sharpstown High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Sharpstown High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.99. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 14:1
Sharpstown High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Sharpstown High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
66%
50%
Sharpstown High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
28%
13%
Sharpstown High School Black (1988-2012)
White
2%
31%
Sharpstown High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.49 0.99
Sharpstown High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
49%
44%
Sharpstown High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
6%
7%
Sharpstown High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 221,759 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 59% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Houston Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
278
4
Number of Students Managed 221,759 730
Houston Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 59% 80%
Houston Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,099 MM $9 MM
District Spending $2,082 MM $9 MM
Houston Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,481 $11,947
Houston Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,398 $12,666
Houston Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Alief Isd J J A E P (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Sugar Grove Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bonham Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Houston Sugar Grove Academy
    8405 Bonhomme
    Houston , TX , 77074
    (713)271-0214
    0.3  mi  |  619  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Houston Bonham Elementary School
    8302 Braes River Dr
    Houston , TX , 77074
    (713)778-3480
    0.4  mi  |  929  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Houston Girls & Boys Prep Academy Elementary School
    Charter School
    8282 Bissonnet
    Houston , TX , 77074
    (713)270-2006
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  415  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Houston Mcnamara Elementary School
    8714 Mcavoy Dr
    Houston , TX , 77074
    (713)778-3460
    0.7  mi  |  817  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Houston Beechnut Academy
    Alternative School
    7055 Beechnut
    Houston , TX , 77074
    (713)777-0030
    Alternative School
    0.7  mi  |  593  students  |  Gr.  6-12

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Houston, TX public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.43, which is higher than the Texas average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Houston is Harmony School Of Discovery - Houston. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Texas or national school diversity statistics.