154 reviews
  1. Houston, TX
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
4,037 responses
Average ACT
25
762 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
Data not available

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

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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!
Houston Independent school district is a ecent district. They have great programs but not enough support or funds given to those programs. At my school, for example, the mariachi works hard to prepare for performances for school. We get donations from our performances, but when it comes to going to performances outside of school, we have to find our own transportation instead of getting a bus. Also, the school only supports certain sports, such as football, basketball, and volleyball. The soccer team doesn't have enough funds to buy equipment for practices, especially the girl soccer team. Although the school puts academics as a priority, there's lots of favoritism which affects the students.
Houston's Independent School District has a developed system .Their teacher's are well educated have enthusiasm in teaching and expect students to bring out their potential in classes.There are a lot of options for students to show their talent and strongest knowledge on a course.They have a variety of academics that will help students succeed throughout High school.I recently moved to Houston from Miami, and overall I have seen a big difference in their system.The only concern i have is the district's bus transportation.They should hire professional drivers that are willing to care for their passengers.