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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Barbara Jordan High School is a public school located in Houston, TX. It has 141 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.

Barbara Jordan High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
910
123 responses
Average ACT
21
9 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$31,439
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$860
National
$949
Median Home Value
$71,773
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Black history month program
    26%
  • Cinco de mayo
    23%
  • Student vs Faculty Basketball Game
    23%
  • STAAR / SAT pep rally's
    9%
  • Hair show
    8%
  • College spirit day
    6%
  • Senior activitie
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
141
Free or Reduced Lunch
79%
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,258
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,833/ year
National
$12,239
28%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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I attended Barbara Jordan High School from 10th grade until 12th grade. I have to say that I loved attending BJHS, I was in the engineering program which was quite interesting and it thought me a lot. I also appreciated the teachers I had. For example y math teacher offered us morning and afternoon tutorials, which I took advantage of. By attending morning tutorials I was able to learn a lot and get my grades higher. At BJHS I felt safe, because the school is well protected. I never experienced bullying while attending the school.
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Fairly okay experience overall, senior year was the best. The cafeteria food was not great at all, but maybe that’ll have changed with the renovations that have been done. For the most part, the teachers were cool and I did learn quite a lot in my time here. The student-teacher ratio was also a bit on the smaller/average side and for that reason every teacher knew everyone...beneficial and a burden.
School was very fun. There was a mixture of cultures in terms of instructors. Everyone had such a great attitude and the teachers were there to help every student that needed it. They had a college readiness class that prepared us to face college itself!