Hightower High School

  • Hightower High School serves 2,254 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the TX average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 71%.
  • Hightower High School operates within the Fort Bend Independent School District.
  • Fort Bend Independent School District's 86% graduation rate is higher than the TX state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2254 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 134 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,254 students
Hightower High School Total Students (1999-2015)
Gender %Hightower High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers134 teachers
Hightower High School Total Teachers (1999-2015)
Students by GradeHightower High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
Hightower High School Student Teacher Ratio (1999-2015)
Asian
13%
4%
Hightower High School Asian Students (1999-2015)
Hispanic
29%
52%
Hightower High School Black Students (1999-2015)
Black
56%
13%
Hightower High School Black Students (1999-2015)
White
1%
29%
Hightower High School White Students (1999-2015)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Hightower High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsHightower High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownTX All Ethnic Groups 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.
0.590.63
Hightower High School Diversity Score (1999-2015)
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.
38%
52%
Hightower High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2015)
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.
9%
6%
Hightower High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Fort Bend Independent School District's student population of 72,152 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 91% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,977 in this district is less than the state average of $12,250. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,092 is less than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District NameFort Bend Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
74
3
Number of Students Managed72,152825
Fort Bend Independent School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate86%83%
Fort Bend Independent School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$625 MM$9 MM
Fort Bend Independent School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$702 MM$10 MM
Fort Bend Independent School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$8,977$12,250
Fort Bend Independent School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$10,092$12,682
Fort Bend Independent School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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