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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  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 621 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
1501 Taft
Houston, TX 77019
Telephone
(713) 732-3694

Carnegie Vanguard High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1360
231 responses
Average ACT
30
134 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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,399
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$940
National
$949
Median Home Value
$149,000
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
621
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
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
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,981
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
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,414/ 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 Vanguard High School Reviews

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The myriad of APs offered and small student body can only do so much. The building used to be the perfect size and is certainly nice, but due to the influx of underclassmen (budget cuts), the halls are cramped and classrooms packed, with some students having to share a desk in a couple of my classes. Carnegie has a dog-eat-dog mentality rampant among the student body and excessive cheating. Ranking and GPA matter more than getting a good education to most. The academic level the students are at here is so high that getting in the top 25% even is difficult, making it nearly impossible to get into top colleges. The clubs and sports are lackluster. The students are but very cliquey and judgmental towards one another. Shockingly, a lot of Carnegie's staff is incompetent. The humanities departments suffer the most with the exception of a great AP Lang English teacher and AP Macro/Gov teacher. The upper-level math teachers are VERY qualified, great for the majority of aspiring STEM majors.
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CVHS is one of the top high schools in the nation for a reason. You're going to have to stay up late doing homework, you will not be able to go to parties and do the typical-things-a-teenager-does. But honestly, as long as you work hard, dedicate almost all your time to school, and have people to help you out, then you should do good here. I am a freshman here at Carnegie Vanguard and I am proud to say that my lowest report card grade was a 90!
Carnegie fosters a very unique atmosphere -- I always feel safe, respected, and am treated kindly. The students here are very smart and there are so many great people to make friends with. Besides preparing you for college, Carnegie has a modern, bright, and clean looking campus. So what's the tossup? The extracurriculars. If you aren't really committed to one particular thing, no need to worry much -- there are many great club options, UIL, a debate team, and the basics. However, if you're very passionate about sports or some other activity, this school may not be for you. It is farther away than most local schools and the homework can eat up your time. The debate team is weak and we don't have football, swimming, or a few other common sports present at most school which sucks. There are other ways to pursue interests besides in-school so keep Carnegie in mind but if you are practicing some hobby for four hours a day or you want to join some rly good sports team, then... ehhh.