South Houston High School

  • South Houston High School serves 2,902 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • South Houston 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

School Overview

  • South Houston High School's student population of 2,902 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 191 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,902 students
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Total Classroom Teachers191 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Houston High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,953 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Houston High School is 0.22, 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 School Rank (16-17)#6776 out of 7953 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
78%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
88%
52%
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Black
10%
13%
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White
2%
28%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.220.64
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Graduation Rate
85%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePasadena Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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