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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Hempstead High School is a public school located in Hempstead, TX. It has 405 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.

Hempstead High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1010
46 responses
Average ACT
22
9 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$34,036
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$866
National
$949
Median Home Value
$104,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
25%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Football
    29%
  • BETA Trips
    21%
  • Soccer
    14%
  • Softball
    14%
  • Ag Show
    7%
  • Basketball Games
    7%
  • Cinco de Mayo Market
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
405
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,250
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,554/ year
National
$12,239
36%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Hempstead High School Reviews

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Most of the teachers actually care about the students. As for the administration, it not that great. The administration does not care for the students. I have good here for all four year and have seen very little change. They try but its not good. Ever year we had a teaching missing for most of the year. The only good part is the extracurricular activities.
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I felt when I was there (graduated in 2016), some of the teachers did not care about the students. Academics came second to sports and there was a lack of communication between some of the coaches and the teachers. There were not a lot of extracurricular activities aside from sports and a few academic clubs. I know that there have been some changes since I have left, so hopefully the new students have a more fulfilling high school career that gets them ready for the real world.
This school is filled with remarkable kids. The people in administration are all personally committed to seeing the best within the school, and many teachers give their time to ensuring struggling students succeed. There are no issues with bullying. In addition, the high school has an exceptional sports program, outstanding FFA program, as well as online dual credit. The major challenges the school face can be rooted in the lack of a long term principle. Because of the changing of this administrative role, the progress that could have been witnessed by now has been stunted. It is a small school as well, so there are many courses not offered.