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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Carnegie Vanguard High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Houston, TX. It has 637 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
1501 Taft
Houston, TX 77019
Telephone
(713) 732-3690
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Carnegie Vanguard High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1360
260 responses
Average ACT
30
148 responses
AP Enrollment
100%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$94,457
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,306
National
$949
Median Home Value
$425,746
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Rhino Fest
    23%
  • IFest
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Graduation
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    14%
  • Winter Ball
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
637
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
19%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,772
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 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
$10,544/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Carnegie used to not have many activities, but as the school grows, we are getting more. We have an awesome cross country team that swept at districts last year for girls, tennis, basketball, and volleyball (UIL). We also have rugby, soccer, and badminton. We are getting a competitive dance team and rumor has it a dance team. We have many other students who play tennis or do track or lacrosse outside of school. Not to mention we have the best theater program in Texas and offer every club imaginable. And if there isn't a club, start one! It looks great on a resume. The only thing lacking are after school programs or special classes and opportunities to take credits during the summer or at a community college. There's less flexibility than there is at bigger schools with a wider range of classes and we're missing a football team too. But does football really outweigh the myriad of amazing students and faculty and an opportunity to ACTUALLY learn SOMETHING at school?
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Our incoming Sophomore has really enjoyed their freshman year there.
The school is very organized and has an active PTO. The vibe we have felt from the front office staff to the teachers to the students is genuinely friendly.
One of the most important factor to us is that our child is at a school that challenges & engages them, and they are around students that also help cultivate a challenging & engaging learning experience. The other most important factor is that they are happy and overall enjoying their experience!
CVHS is a very open, diverse and welcoming school environment. Although its school load can be sometimes overwhelming, the teachers try their best to space it out throughout classes. I'd say the most stressful time will be between October and December, a month or two before midterms. I mainly chose CVHS before other schools, such as Bellaire, as I found its physical environment more relaxing. I will say it is very cliquey, but then again, most high schools are. It is kind of difficult to find a place to study during free periods, but that may just be my experience only. If you are motivated and understand that high school should be taken seriously, I think Carnegie would be a great school for you. If you do decide to go to Carnegie, make sure to take the time to get to know your teachers and their teaching style. In all honesty, not all the classes are difficult. There's just one or two classes that you spend most of your time pulling your hair about.