Houston Independent School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 283 public schools serving 212,908 students in Houston Independent School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Texas.
Public Schools in Houston Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the Texas public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 47% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Houston Independent School District are Debakey H S For Health Prof, Carnegie Vanguard High School and Eastwood Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Houston Independent School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Texas.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public school average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Houston Independent School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Houston Independent School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TX)
# Schools
283 Schools
8,946 Schools
# Students
212,908 Students
5,396,863 Students
# Teachers
11,818 Teachers
355,266 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Houston Independent School District, which is ranked #674 of all 1,199 school districts in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 79% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (TX)
Overall District Rank
#686 out of 1201 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Houston Independent   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Houston Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Houston Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
79%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Houston Independent   School District and public school graduation rate of TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.56
0.64
# American Indian Students
496 Students
20,575 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
8,645 Students
235,494 Students
% Asian Students
4%
4%
# Hispanic Students
131,350 Students
2,824,227 Students
% Hispanic Students
62%
52%
# Black Students
50,838 Students
679,765 Students
% Black Students
24%
13%
# White Students
18,989 Students
1,504,055 Students
% White Students
9%
28%
# Hawaiian Students
174 Students
8,024 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,416 Students
122,389 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
13,783
254,570
# Students in K Grade:
16,086
371,526
# Students in 1st Grade:
17,270
388,571
# Students in 2nd Grade:
17,579
394,314
# Students in 3rd Grade:
17,955
409,853
# Students in 4th Grade:
17,502
413,439
# Students in 5th Grade:
17,334
413,728
# Students in 6th Grade:
13,901
402,100
# Students in 7th Grade:
13,945
402,159
# Students in 8th Grade:
13,386
398,280
# Students in 9th Grade:
16,525
433,561
# Students in 10th Grade:
13,649
397,527
# Students in 11th Grade:
12,249
372,049
# Students in 12th Grade:
11,744
345,186
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,582 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,819. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,337 is higher than the state median of $12,640. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (TX)
Total Revenue
$2,679 MM
$12 MM
This chart display total revenue of Houston Independent   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$3,052 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Houston Independent   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,582
$12,819
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Houston Independent   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,337
$12,640
This chart display average spending per public school student in Houston Independent   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Houston Independent School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Debakey H S For Health Prof
Magnet School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
3100 Shenandoah St
Houston, TX 77021
(713) 741-2410
Grades: 9-12
| 890 students
Rank: #22.
Carnegie Vanguard High School
Magnet School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
1501 Taft
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 732-3690
Grades: 9-12
| 626 students
Rank: #33.
Eastwood Academy
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1315 Dumble
Houston, TX 77023
(713) 924-1697
Grades: 9-12
| 427 students
Rank: #44.
East Early College High School
Magnet School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
220 N Milby St
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 847-4809
Grades: 9-12
| 485 students
Rank: #55.
T H Rogers School
Magnet School
Math: 90% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5840 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 917-3565
Grades: PK-12
| 971 students
Rank: #66.
West University Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3756 University Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 295-5215
Grades: PK-5
| 1,304 students
Rank: #77.
Challenge Early College High School
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5601 W Loop S
Houston, TX 77081
(713) 664-9712
Grades: 9-12
| 468 students
Rank: #88.
Mandarin Immersion Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 88% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5445 W Alabama
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 295-5276
Grades: PK-7
| 638 students
Rank: #99.
River Oaks Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 85% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2008 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 942-1460
Grades: K-5
| 645 students
Rank: #1010.
Horn Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 89% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4530 Holly St
Bellaire, TX 77401
(713) 295-5264
Grades: PK-5
| 857 students
Rank: #1111.
North Houston Early College High School
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8001 Fulton St Bldg C
Houston, TX 77022
(713) 696-6168
Grades: 9-12
| 471 students
Rank: #1212.
Roberts Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 86% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6000 Greenbriar St
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 295-5272
Grades: PK-5
| 759 students
Rank: #1313.
Bush Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13800 Westerloch Dr
Houston, TX 77077
(281) 368-2150
Grades: PK-5
| 903 students
Rank: #1414.
H S For Law And Justice
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4701 Dickson St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 867-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 430 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Houston Academy For International Studies
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1810 Stuart
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 942-1430
Grades: 9-12
| 487 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Perfor & Visual Arts High School
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4001 Stanford
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 942-1960
Grades: 9-12
| 753 students
Rank: #1717.
Lanier Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 80% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(3)
2600 Woodhead St
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 942-1900
Grades: 6-8
| 1,469 students
Rank: #1818.
Project Chrysalis Middle School
Math: 85% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4528 Leeland
Houston, TX 77023
(713) 924-1700
Grades: 6-8
| 263 students
Rank: #1919.
Pin Oak Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 78% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4601 Glenmont
Bellaire, TX 77401
(713) 295-6500
Grades: 6-8
| 1,246 students
Rank: #2020.
Oak Forest Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 76% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1401 W 43rd St
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 613-2536
Grades: PK-5
| 874 students
Rank: #2121.
Kolter Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 76% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9710 Runnymeade Dr
Houston, TX 77096
(713) 726-3630
Grades: PK-5
| 642 students
Rank: #2222.
Field Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
703 E 17th St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 867-5190
Grades: PK-5
| 502 students
Rank: #2323.
Energized For Stem Academy Southwest Middle School
Charter School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7055 Beechnut
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 773-3600
Grades: 6-8
| 202 students
Rank: #2424.
Travis Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 74% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3311 Beauchamp St
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 802-4790
Grades: K-5
| 711 students
Rank: #2525.
Condit Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7000 S Third
Bellaire, TX 77401
(713) 295-5255
Grades: PK-5
| 766 students
Rank: #2626.
Twain Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 72% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7500 Braes Blvd
Houston, TX 77025
(713) 295-5230
Grades: PK-5
| 884 students
Rank: #2727.
South Early College High School
Magnet School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1930 Airport Blvd
Houston, TX 77051
(713) 732-3623
Grades: 9-12
| 383 students
Rank: #2828.
Sharpstown International School
Magnet School
Math: 75% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
8330 Triola
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 778-3440
Grades: 6-12
| 1,119 students
Rank: #2929.
Lovett Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 70% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8814 S Rice Ave
Houston, TX 77096
(713) 295-5258
Grades: PK-5
| 710 students
Rank: #3030.
Harvard Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 67% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
810 Harvard St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 867-5210
Grades: PK-5
| 675 students
Rank: #3131.
Deanda Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7980 Almeda Genoa Rd
Houston, TX 77075
(713) 556-9550
Grades: PK-5
| 669 students
Rank: #3232.
Briarmeadow Charter
Math: 69% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3601 Dunvale
Houston, TX 77063
(713) 458-5500
Grades: PK-8
| 612 students
Rank: #3333.
Young Women's College Prep Academy
Magnet School
Math: 60% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1906 Cleburne St
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 942-1441
Grades: 6-12
| 513 students
Rank: #3434.
Sanchez Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2700 Berkley St
Houston, TX 77012
(713) 845-7472
Grades: PK-5
| 526 students
Rank: #3535.
Burbank Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 76% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
216 Tidwell
Houston, TX 77022
(713) 696-2690
Grades: PK-5
| 929 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 212,908 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 79% (Btm 50% in TX)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56

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