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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 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
203 responses
Average ACT
30
119 responses
AP Enrollment
59%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,010
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,300
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
Report
  • 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
11.4%
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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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!
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Even though it's a stressful school with a never-ending pile of homework on your hands, it is possible to strive and do well. It really makes you manage your time carefully. Also, the teachers there are excellent, open to questions and help in class or during lunch. Even though there are some teachers that don't necessarily teach, they are preparing the students for college so that students teach themselves and not the teachers. Finally, the school environment itself is wonderfully beautiful and friendly. The school includes an open library with stained-glass windows, a garden bed, lots of windows, a roof garden, an indoor balcony (aka the bird's nest), and many more aesthetically pleasing stuff.
So, if you're prepared to struggle, comfortable staying up late, making new friends, and ready for challenges, then this place will absolutely prepare you for college and possibly, for life.
If you like small schools, Carnegie is a great school to look at. Not only is it one of the top schools in HISD, the culture that Carnegie has is really unique. Everyone there gets along well. The students will help you with any problem you have. Carnegie is a great environment to work in. A lot of the teachers there are wonderful teachers! Now the negative side of Carnegie is that since it's so small, only a few would be able to graduate top 5%. There are really no rooms for mistakes. Most of the classes there are AP, so at the end of the year be prepared to have all your AP classes tests along with that classes finals thrown at you within the month.