Hightower High School

  • Hightower High School serves 2,219 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 71% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 75%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 71%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Hightower High 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Texas state average of 71%.

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School Overview

  • Hightower High School's student population of 2,219 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 133 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,219 students
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Total Classroom Teachers133 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hightower High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,879 schools in Texas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hightower High School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
75%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
71%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
11%
4%
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Hispanic
28%
52%
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Black
58%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Hightower High School and the percentage of Black students in Texas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
1%
29%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hightower High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.580.41
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Graduation Rate
92%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hightower High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hightower High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFort Bend Independent School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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