Hightower High School

Hightower High School serves 2,271 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 70%.
Hightower High School operates within the Fort Bend Independent School District.
The school district's 84% graduation rate is higher than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 2271 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 2,271 students
Hightower High School Total Students (1999-2013)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 119 teachers
Hightower High School Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2013)
Students by Grade Hightower High School Students 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 0.60 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 14:1
Hightower High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2013)
American Indian
1% n/a
Asian
12%
4%
Hightower High School Asian (1999-2013)
Hispanic
26%
51%
Hightower High School Hispanic (1999-2013)
Black
57%
13%
Hightower High School Black (1999-2013)
White
3%
30%
Hightower High School White (1999-2013)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Hightower High School Two or more races (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Hightower High School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.60 0.41
Hightower High School Diversity Score (1999-2013)
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.
39%
53%
Hightower High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2013)
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 (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 70,636 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Fort Bend Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
74
3
Number of Students Managed 70,636 822
Fort Bend Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 84% 80%
Fort Bend Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $595 MM $9 MM
District Spending $686 MM $9 MM
Fort Bend Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,653 $11,947
Fort Bend Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,982 $12,666
Fort Bend Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • FresnoRosa Parks Elementary School
    19101 Chimney Rock Rd
    FresnoTX 77545
    (281)634-6390
    1.4 mi | 595 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • FresnoWalter Moses Burton Elementary School
    1625 Hunter Green Ln
    FresnoTX 77545
    (281)634-5080
    1.6 mi | 797 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Missouri CitySienna Crossing Elementary School
    10011 Steep Bank Trace
    Missouri CityTX 77459
    (281)634-3680
    2 mi | 1006 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • FresnoLula Belle Goodman Elementary School
    1100 West Sycamore
    FresnoTX 77545
    (281)634-5985
    2 mi | 624 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Missouri CityBilly Baines Middle School
    9000 Sienna Ranch Rd
    Missouri CityTX 77459
    (281)634-6870
    2.4 mi | 1470 students | Gr. 6-8                      

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