Davis High School

1101 Quitman,

Houston, TX, 77009-7815

Tel: (713)226-4900
Grades: 9-12

1,603 students

Davis High School serves 1,603 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Davis 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 1603 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,603 students
Davis High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Davis High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Davis High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 14:1
Davis High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Davis High School Asian (1988-1998)
Hispanic
88%
50%
Davis High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
10%
13%
Davis High School Black (1988-2012)
White
n/a
31%
Davis High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Davis High School Sch Ethnicity Davis High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.22 0.64
Davis 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.
52%
44%
Davis 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.
5%
7%
Davis 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
3
Number of Students Managed 221,759 799
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
Houston Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
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 Houston Can Academy Charter School (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Marshall Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ketelsen Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Houston Marshall Middle School
    Magnet School
    1115 Noble St
    Houston , TX , 77009
    (713)226-2600
    Magnet School
    0.2  mi  |  950  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Houston Ketelsen Elementary School
    600 Quitman
    Houston , TX , 77009
    (713)220-5050
    0.4  mi  |  647  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Houston Sherman Elementary School
    1909 Mckee St
    Houston , TX , 77009
    (713)226-2627
    0.5  mi  |  587  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Houston Martinez C Elementary School
    901 Hayes St
    Houston , TX , 77009
    (713)224-1424
    0.5  mi  |  601  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Houston Houston Can Academy Charter School
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    3401 Hardy St
    Houston , TX , 77009
    (713)659-4226
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  444  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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