Top 10 Best Harris County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 1137 public schools serving 889,782 students in Harris County, TX (there are 410 private schools, serving 73,131 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Harris County, TX are educated in public schools (compared to the TX state average of 94%).
The top ranked public schools in Harris County, TX are Carnegie Vanguard High School, Spring Branch Academic Institute and Tomball Star Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Harris County, TX public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Texas public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Harris County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Texas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public school average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Harris County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Carnegie Vanguard High School
Magnet School
(Math: 95% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1501 Taft
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 732-3690
Grades: 9-12
| 913 students
Rank: #22.
Spring Branch Academic Institute
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
14400 Fern
Houston, TX 77079
(713) 251-2277
Grades: 1-12
| 140 students
Rank: #33.
Tomball Star Academy
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
30330 Quinn Rd
Tomball, TX 77375
(281) 357-3222
Grades: 9-12
| 353 students
Rank: #44.
Creekside Forest Elementary School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5949 Creekside Forest Dr
Spring, TX 77389
(281) 357-4526
Grades: PK-5
| 572 students
Rank: #55.
Debakey H S For Health Prof
Magnet School
(Math: 83% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2545 Pressler
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 741-2410
Grades: 9-12
| 891 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
T H Rogers School
Magnet School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5840 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 917-3565
Grades: PK-12
| 978 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
West University Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3756 University Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 295-5215
Grades: PK-5
| 1,131 students
Rank: #88.
Alief Early College High School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2811 A Hayes Rd
Houston, TX 77082
(281) 988-3010
Grades: 9-12
| 412 students
Rank: #99.
River Oaks Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2008 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 942-1460
Grades: PK-5
| 603 students
Rank: #1010.
Wilchester Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
13618 St Marys Ln
Houston, TX 77079
(713) 251-7700
Grades: PK-5
| 803 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Roberts Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6000 Greenbriar St
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 295-5272
Grades: PK-5
| 687 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Smith Middle School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10300 Warner Smith Blvd
Cypress, TX 77433
(281) 213-1010
Grades: 6-8
| 1,820 students
Rank: #1313.
Cornerstone Academy
Charter School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
9016 Westview Dr
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 251-1600
Grades: 6-8
| 371 students
Rank: #1414.
Memorial Drive Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
11202 Smithdale
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 251-6300
Grades: PK-5
| 392 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Hazel S Pattison Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
19910 Stonelodge
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 237-5456
Grades: PK-5
| 1,140 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Pope Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
19019 N Bridgeland Lake Pkwy
Cypress, TX 77433
(281) 373-2340
Grades: PK-5
| 1,107 students
Rank: #1717.
Kinder H S For Performing And Visual Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
790 Austin St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 942-1960
Grades: 9-12
| 781 students
Rank: #1818.
Kerr High School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8150 Sugarland Howell
Houston, TX 77083
(281) 983-8484
Grades: 9-12
| 790 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Horn Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4530 Holly St
Bellaire, TX 77401
(713) 295-5264
Grades: PK-5
| 755 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Mandarin Immersion Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5445 W Alabama
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 295-5276
Grades: PK-8
| 710 students
Rank: #2121.
Adams J High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4141 Cross Creek Bend Ln
Katy, TX 77492
(281) 234-3400
Grades: 6-8
| 1,611 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Garland Mcmeans J High School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
21001 Westheimer Pkwy
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 237-8006
Grades: 6-8
| 1,152 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Rummel Creek Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
625 Brittmoore
Houston, TX 77079
(713) 251-6700
Grades: PK-5
| 811 students
Rank: #2424.
Memorial Middle School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12550 Vindon
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 251-3900
Grades: 6-8
| 1,350 students
Rank: #2525.
Valley Oaks Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8390 Westview Dr
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 251-7500
Grades: PK-5
| 813 students
Rank: #2626.
East Early College High School
Magnet School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
220 N Milby St
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 847-4809
Grades: 9-12
| 448 students
Rank: #2727.
Houston Gateway Inc Elite College Prep
Charter School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7310 Bowie
Houston, TX 77087
(713) 644-8292
Grades: PK-8
| 598 students
Rank: #2828.
Hassler Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9325 Lochlea Rdg Dr
Spring, TX 77379
(832) 484-7100
Grades: PK-5
| 680 students
Rank: #2929.
Houston Gateway - Coral Campus
Charter School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1020 Coral St
Houston, TX 77012
(713) 923-5060
Grades: PK-12
| 854 students
Rank: #3030.
Field Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
703 E 17th St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 867-5190
Grades: PK-5
| 423 students
Rank: #3131.
Bridgeland High School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10707 Mason Rd
Cypress, TX 77433
(832) 349-7600
Grades: 9-12
| 3,450 students
Rank: #3232.
Bush Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13800 Westerloch Dr
Houston, TX 77077
(281) 368-2150
Grades: PK-5
| 766 students
Rank: #3333.
Timber Creek Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8455 Creekside Green Dr
Spring, TX 77389
(281) 357-3060
Grades: PK-5
| 730 students
Rank: #3434.
Frostwood Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12214 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 251-5700
Grades: PK-5
| 762 students
Rank: #3535.
Hunters Creek Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10650 Beinhorn
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 251-6000
Grades: K-5
| 618 students
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Harris County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
9016 Westview
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 251-1500
Grades: 6-8
| 21 students
A C E Center (Closed 2004)
Alternative School
13601 Woodforest Blvd
Houston, TX 77015
(713) 450-9086
Grades: 9-12
| 109 students
3233 Weslayan
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 892-6700
Grades: 1-12
| 123 students
5100 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 204-3837
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
7703 S Loop E
Houston, TX 77012
(713) 242-8036
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
8003 East Sam Houston Parkway
Houston, TX 77049
(713) 694-6300
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
7800 Westglen
Houston, TX 77063
(713) 339-9411
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
8282 Bissonnet Ste 400
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 270-6100
Grades: PK-9
| 414 students
1201 N Nw Loop 323
Houston, TX 77225
(903) 526-1730
Grades: 6
| n/a students
12508 Windfern Rd
Houston, TX 77064
(281) 897-4174
Grades: 6-12
| 31 students
Added Incentives (Closed 2005)
Alternative School
Charter School
6400 Southwest Freeway, Suite
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 771-6573
Grades: K-12
| 13 students
Advanced Virtual Academy (Closed 2018)
Alternative School
Charter School
1102 Telephone Rd
Houston, TX 77023
(713) 926-4528
Grades: 9-12
| 211 students
1617-b Lauder Rd
Houston, TX 77039
(281) 985-6685
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students
2525 Murworth Dr
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 669-0799
Grades: 8
| n/a students
10650 N Fwy
Houston, TX 77037
(281) 878-6800
Grades: 9
| 703 students
10401 Scott St
Houston, TX 77051
(713) 732-3690
Grades: 9-12
| 173 students
400 Victoria
Houston, TX 77022
(713) 696-2755
Grades: PK-5
| 335 students
7115 Clarewood
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 779-9990
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Alta Academy (Closed 2009)
Alternative School
Charter School
8329 Lawndale
Houston, TX 77012
(713) 923-8801
Grades: 9-12
| 490 students
American Academy Of Excellence Cha (Closed 2008)
Alternative School
Charter School
P O Box 52877
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 283-9235
Grades: 9-12
| 144 students
1838 East Sam Houston Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77503
(713) 740-0290
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Apollo (Closed 2018)
Alternative School
1019 Dell Dale
Channelview, TX 77530
(281) 457-8720
Grades: 1-5
| n/a students
12525 Fondren
Houston, TX 77035
(713) 728-2860
Grades: PK-5
| 286 students
5618 11th St
Katy, TX 77493
(281) 391-5003
Grades: K-4
| 432 students
4810 Redbud St
Houston, TX 77033
(979) 703-8820
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4924 Griggs Rd
Houston, TX 77021
(713) 748-2262
Grades: PK-2
| 145 students
2600 Humble Dr
Seabrook, TX 77586
(281) 326-4555
Grades: PK-5
| 248 students
1110 Baker Dr
Tomball, TX 77375
(281) 357-3200
Grades: 5-6
| n/a students
7055 Beechnut
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 394-3500
Grades: 6-12
| 195 students
24403 E Lake Houston Pkwy
Huffman, TX 77336
(281) 324-1399
Grades: PK-1
| 602 students
9701 Almeda Genoa Rd
Houston, TX 77075
(832) 331-2460
Grades: PK-2
| 584 students
14442 Fonmeadow
Houston, TX 77035
(713) 728-5076
Grades: K-6
| 220 students
2500 S Victory Dr
Houston, TX 77088
(281) 878-0380
Grades: 3-4
| 441 students
Boys And Girls Harbor Academy (Closed 2011)
Alternative School
Charter School
514 Bayridge Rd
La Porte, TX 77571
(281) 866-1408
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
8787 North Houston Rosslyn
Houston, TX 77088
(713) 983-6877
Grades: PK-6
| 125 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Harris County, TX?
The top ranked public schools in Harris County, TX include Carnegie Vanguard High School, Spring Branch Academic Institute and Tomball Star Academy.
How many public schools are located in Harris County, TX?
1,137 public schools are located in Harris County, TX.
What percentage of students in Harris County, TX go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in Harris County, TX are educated in public schools (compared to the TX state average of 94%).
What is the racial composition of students in Harris County, TX?
Harris County, TX public schools minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public schools average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

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