Harper Alternative School (Closed 2018)

  • Harper Alternative School served 33 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was <50% (which was lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was <50% (which was lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Harper Alternative School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 2:1 was lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 97% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students33 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Harper Alternative School
Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#7569 out of 7953 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Harper Alternative School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Harper Alternative School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio2:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Harper Alternative School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
33%
52%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Harper Alternative School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
64%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Harper Alternative School and the percentage of Black public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
3%
28%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Harper Alternative School and the percentage of White public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Harper Alternative School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.490.64
This chart display the diversity score of Harper Alternative School and the public school average diversity score of Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate<50%
89%
This chart display graduation rate of Harper Alternative School and public school graduation rate of Texas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Harper Alternative School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Harper Alternative School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHouston Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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