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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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%.
  • Hightower High School operates within the Fort Bend Independent School District.
  • Fort Bend Independent School District's 94% graduation rate is higher than the Texas state average of 89%.

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School Overview

  • Hightower High School's student population of 2219 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
Hightower High School Total Students (2000-2016)
Gender %Hightower High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers133 teachers
Hightower High School Total Teachers (2000-2016)
Students by GradeHightower High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Hightower High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7879 schools in Texas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 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 less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. 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%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
71%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
Hightower High School Student Teacher Ratio (2000-2016)
Asian
11%
4%
Hightower High School Asian Students (2000-2016)
Hispanic
28%
52%
Hightower High School Black Students (2000-2016)
Black
58%
13%
Hightower High School Black Students (2000-2016)
White
1%
29%
Hightower High School White Students (2000-2016)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Hightower High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsHightower High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownTX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.580.63
Hightower High School Diversity Score (2000-2016)
Graduation Rate
92%
89%
Hightower High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
53%
Hightower High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
Hightower High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Hightower High School is Fort Bend Independent School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 1203 school districts in Texas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Fort Bend Independent School District's student population of 73,115 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 94% has increased from 91% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,977 in this district is less than the state average of $10,811. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,092 is less than the state average of $11,097. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four school years.
    School District NameFort Bend Independent School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    78
    3
    Number of Students Managed73,115831
    Fort Bend Independent School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    82%
    75%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    79%
    71%
    District Graduation Rate
    94%
    89%
    District Total Revenue$625 MM$9 MM
    District Spending$702 MM$9 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,977$10,811
    District Spending / Student$10,092$11,097
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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