A+
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
Address
1501 Taft
Houston, TX 77019
Telephone
(713) 732-3694

Carnegie Vanguard High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1350
165 responses
Average ACT
30
101 responses
AP Enrollment
59%

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.20 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Rhino Fest
    24%
  • Spirit Week
    23%
  • IFest
    21%
  • Graduation
    15%
  • Pep Rallies
    15%
  • Winter Ball
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
613
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Carnegie Vanguard High School Reviews

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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.
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I love Carnegie! As an African American woman who is accustomed to low-quality schools, teachers, and supplies, Carnegie had exposed me to the bright side of school! I have no drama in my personal life at all at Carnegie. The students are very helpful and intelligent!
Carnegie Vanguard High School in my opinion is a pretty exceptional school. The classes they offer are very challenging and educational. Even though you might find me grumbling about the stress and fatigue caused by taking these classes, I still appreciate how they are preparing me for college. In fact, I've heard multiple alumni students say how college is easier compared to the curriculum offered at Carnegie. The only complaint I have is the limited amount of classes. Although I understand that Carnegie is a pretty small school and as such won't be able to offer as many classes, I still would have loved to be able to choose from a broader set of classes than the ones they have provided.