C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
4400 W 18th St
Houston, TX 77092
Telephone
(713) 556-6000

Houston Independent School District Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1060
4,234 responses
Average ACT
25
791 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
215,225
Free or Reduced Lunch
75.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,564
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$2,096,600,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,310/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    6%

Houston Independent School District Reviews

213 reviews
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I enjoyed my time while I was part of the Houston Independent School District for my middle and high-school years. I moved to Houston from San Diego, CA in 7th grade and it was a scary transition. I was unsure of whether I would fit in but was surprised to find the faculty and students very warm and welcoming. Thanks to the amazing PTA events from the dances to the game nights, I was able to make a ton of friends by the end of my first semester in the new school! When I entered high-school I was well supported in my studies. My high school offered after school tutoring services as well as test prep sessions which were especially beneficial during Junior year. All in all I will definitely miss my high-school and middle school teachers and friends but I am confident in my ability to shine in college thanks to the wonderful experiences and guidance!
Review Houston Independent School District
Houston Community College is a wonderful school for anyone at any age to learn. Whether you're just getting out of high school or haven't been to school 10/20 years everyone is capable to learn. As a transfer student the transition from high school to college was very smooth because of HCC and its many locations. Speaking of locations, HCC has tons around Houston which is great for students when deciding what campus they would like to attend. HCC is AWESOME!
My overall experience with Houston Independent District has been quite typical, however frantic as well. In all, I would say this district is most known for its great excellence in sports and dedication sports. Although, I personally feel that only certain schools are given the attention that should be distributed equally among all schools in the Houston area. In academics though, I believe it is not up to the technology, it is up to the teachers and student himself/herself to make that decision.For those schools that cannot reach to the standards, HISD should pay attention to them, meaning resources,materials, and an average budget cost directed to that particular school(s). To conclude my review, I am happy to say my children have done great so far in HISD, and will completing all 12 years in this district. However, there are significant procedures that need to be addressed.