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For the 2021 school year, there are 760 public schools serving 586,857 students in Houston, TX. Houston has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Texas.
The top ranked public schools in Houston, TX are Debakey H S For Health Prof, Spring Branch Academic Institute and East Early College High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Houston, TX public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the Texas public school average of 48%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Houston have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Texas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public school average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Houston, TX Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Debakey H S For Health Prof Magnet School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3100 Shenandoah St
    Houston, TX 77021
    (713) 741-2410

    Grades: 9-12 | 890 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Spring Branch Academic Institute Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8390 Westview Dr
    Houston, TX 77055
    (713) 251-2219

    Grades: 1-8 | 94 students
  • Rank: #33.
    East Early College High School Magnet School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    220 N Milby St
    Houston, TX 77003
    (713) 847-4809

    Grades: 9-12 | 485 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Alief Early College High School Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2811 A Hayes Rd
    Houston, TX 77082
    (281) 988-3010

    Grades: 9-12 | 402 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Carnegie Vanguard High School Magnet School
    Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1501 Taft
    Houston, TX 77019
    (713) 732-3690

    Grades: 9-12 | 626 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Eastwood Academy Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1315 Dumble
    Houston, TX 77023
    (713) 924-1697

    Grades: 9-12 | 427 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    T H Rogers School Magnet School
    Math: 89% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5840 San Felipe St
    Houston, TX 77057
    (713) 917-3565

    Grades: PK-12 | 971 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    West University Elementary School Math: 89% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3756 University Blvd
    Houston, TX 77005
    (713) 295-5215

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,304 student
  • Rank: #99.
    Rummel Creek Elementary School Math: 90% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    625 Brittmoore
    Houston, TX 77079
    (713) 251-6700

    Grades: PK-5 | 737 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Roberts Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 86% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6000 Greenbriar St
    Houston, TX 77030
    (713) 295-5272

    Grades: PK-5 | 759 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Cornerstone Academy Charter School
    Math: 91% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    9016 Westview Dr
    Houston, TX 77055
    (713) 251-1600

    Grades: 6-8 | 373 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Clear Horizons Early College High School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    13735 Beamer Rd Box 613
    Houston, TX 77089
    (281) 929-4657

    Grades: 9-12 | 442 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Spring Early College Academy Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1001 Southridge
    Houston, TX 77090
    (281) 891-6223

    Grades: 9-12 | 417 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Lanier Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 84% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2600 Woodhead St
    Houston, TX 77098
    (713) 942-1900

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,469 student
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    River Oaks Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 84% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2008 Kirby Dr
    Houston, TX 77019
    (713) 942-1460

    Grades: K-5 | 645 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Bush Elementary School Math: 89% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    13800 Westerloch Dr
    Houston, TX 77077
    (281) 368-2150

    Grades: PK-5 | 903 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Frostwood Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    12214 Memorial Dr
    Houston, TX 77024
    (713) 251-5700

    Grades: PK-5 | 707 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Mandarin Immersion Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 84% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5445 W Alabama
    Houston, TX 77056
    (713) 295-5276

    Grades: PK-7 | 638 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Wilchester Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    13618 St Marys Ln
    Houston, TX 77079
    (713) 251-7700

    Grades: PK-5 | 793 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Challenge Early College High School Magnet School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5601 W Loop S
    Houston, TX 77081
    (713) 664-9712

    Grades: 9-12 | 468 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Memorial Middle School Math: 87% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    12550 Vindon
    Houston, TX 77024
    (713) 251-3900

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,348 student
  • Rank: #2222.
    Kerr High School Math: 70-79% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8150 Sugarland Howell
    Houston, TX 77083
    (281) 983-8484

    Grades: 9-12 | 806 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Harmony School Of Innovation-sugar Land Charter School
    Math: 79% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    13522 W Airport Blvd
    Houston, TX 77099
    (281) 302-6445

    Grades: 7-12 | 912 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Houston Gateway Academy - Coral Campus Charter School
    Math: 90% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1020 Coral St
    Houston, TX 77012
    (713) 923-5060

    Grades: PK-12 | 819 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Field Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    703 E 17th St
    Houston, TX 77008
    (713) 867-5190

    Grades: PK-5 | 502 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Project Chrysalis Middle School Math: 82% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4528 Leeland
    Houston, TX 77023
    (713) 924-1700

    Grades: 6-8 | 263 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Twain Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 77% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7500 Braes Blvd
    Houston, TX 77025
    (713) 295-5230

    Grades: PK-5 | 884 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    North Houston Early College High School Magnet School
    Math: 70-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8001 Fulton St Bldg C
    Houston, TX 77022
    (713) 696-6168

    Grades: 9-12 | 471 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Houston Gateway Academy Inc Elite College Prep Charter School
    Math: 85% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7310 Bowie
    Houston, TX 77087
    (713) 644-8292

    Grades: PK-8 | 745 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Salyards Middle School Math: 77% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    21757 Fairfield Place
    Houston, TX 77269
    (281) 373-2400

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,601 student
  • Rank: #3131.
    Bunker Hill Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    11950 Taylorcrest
    Houston, TX 77024
    (713) 251-5400

    Grades: PK-5 | 641 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Kolter Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 71% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    9710 Runnymeade Dr
    Houston, TX 77096
    (713) 726-3630

    Grades: PK-5 | 642 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Memorial Drive Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    11202 Smithdale
    Houston, TX 77024
    (713) 251-6300

    Grades: PK-5 | 447 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Birkes Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    8500 Queenston Blvd
    Houston, TX 77095
    (281) 345-3300

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,154 student
  • Rank: #3535.
    Victory Early College High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2330 S Victory St
    Houston, TX 77088
    (281) 878-7885

    Grades: 9-12 | 408 students
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