North Forest High School

10725 Mesa Dr
Houston, TX 77078
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
North Forest High School serves 1,017 students in grades 9-12.
North Forest 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 17% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 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 72% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

North Forest High School's student population of 1,017 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,017 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of North Forest High School
Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

North Forest High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of North Forest High School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#7846 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
35%
52%
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Black
64%
13%
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White
1%
28%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.470.64
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Graduation Rate
76%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Forest High 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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to North Forest High School is Kipp College Preparatory (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Kipp Polaris Academy For Boys (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Houston Kipp College Preparatory Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 545 students
    1.1 miles
    9680 Mesa Dr
    Houston, TX 77074
    (832) 230-0567
    1.1 9-12 545
  • Houston Kipp Polaris Academy For Boys Charter School
    Math: 42% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 328 students
    1.1 miles
    9636 Mesa Dr
    Houston, TX 77074
    (713) 633-4646
    1.1 5-8 328
  • Houston Kipp Voyage Academy For Girls Charter School
    Math: 40% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 324 students
    1.1 miles
    9616 Mesa Dr
    Houston, TX 77074
    (832) 230-0567
    1.1 5-8 324
  • Houston Kipp Legacy Preparatory School Charter School
    Math: 42% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 964 students
    1.2 miles
    9606 Mesa Dr
    Houston, TX 77074
    (832) 230-0567
    1.2 PK-4 964
  • Houston Hilliard Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 571 students
    2.1 miles
    8115 E Houston Rd
    Houston, TX 77028
    (713) 635-3085
    2.1 PK-5 571

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