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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Energy Institute High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Houston, TX. It has 706 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.

Energy Institute High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1140
148 responses
Average ACT
26
46 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$54,486
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,007
National
$949
Median Home Value
$180,451
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • We have no traditions
    45%
  • Field day on the last day of school
    27%
  • Haunted House.
    18%
  • Girls Lock in.
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
706
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,772
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.7%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,544/ year
National
$12,239
46%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
8%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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I have mixed feelings about my time at Energy. For those who love engineering ,and would like to pursue that career path, this is the place for you! Every semester we take on one large project. The projects require teamwork, extensive research, and careful planning. While I enjoy project based learning, it is hard to love my school 100 percent. Because Energy is STEM based, they do not have very many artistic electives. As a person who loves theater, film production, and dance, I wish there were better outlets to express these passions. Despite not having actual electives, a great number of clubs have sprouted in the last year. These clubs aim to give the artistic students the creative outlet we desire. The curriculum is intensive; however if you make sure to do your work on time and study you will do just fine. The only other thing I wish to see change is that they better prepare students for the SAT. I hope they make SAT prep a required class because.
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There isn't any exciting high school events. No sports (only soccer and baseball, but not anymore), certain administrators are unbelievably strict, no dances, and no exciting events. The school is broke and needs fundraising for every event, but admin are so strict about the fundraising, that they shut down every idea. They're having a dance, but there's a contract???? for a dance?? How that make sense? Nobody wants to go because they don't want to sign contracts that are strict. Administration is very sexist especially about dress code. There's a dress code for PROM! Obviously there would be an understanding, but its ridiculous. Small little things that can get you dress coded at prom? The only dance we would experience. Energy is racist as well, allowing the primarily white robotics club do fundraisers, but shoot down ideas of some kids of color.
EIHS is pretty diverse but has its own set of issues. The teachers, for the most part, are good, but the bad ones stick out like a sore thumb. The homework/work load is extremely sporadic and students usually suffer because of some teachers inability to spread out word out evenly. The start of the semester is usually extremely easy, but becomes insufferable as the semester closes. The work load also heavily depends on which teachers you are stuck with. Friends with different teachers with the same course have had very different experiences with stress as well as the difficulty with the course work. We also have a lot of arbitrary rules such as ‘no hooded jackets’, ‘ no headbands wider than 2 inches’ and things relating to that. However, the PBL style of teaching makes up for some of the negatives of energy, and generally makes learning a lot easier.