B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  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 nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1070
4,688 responses
Average ACT
26
875 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
$50,981
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$2,096,600,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,414/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    6%

Houston Independent School District Reviews

290 reviews
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Through my years in the Houston Independent School District I've had an average to moderate experience from elementary to middle where we had field day which was really neat to Highschool which was quite measly I attended Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center throughout my Highschool career and it was not all that dreamy as to the movies. What we had we made do the infrastructure is finally getting rebuilt and in glad that the school is taking a turn around with the new principle Mr.Summers things will be different for my old stomping grounds and I'm intrigued!
Review Houston Independent School District
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!
My experience with Houston Independent School District is great! It is a great school district, and it offers everything for a child to be successful in life. It has great teachers who are qualified for the teachings that are needed for the students. They are very organize and active in the schools. The district cares conditionally for the students and their education and deserve and award for this. They are the best group out of all the districts.