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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A

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Application Deadline
Application Fee
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$12,460
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Houston Academy

Founded in 1970, Houston Academy (HA) is southeast Alabama’s premier college preparatory school. HA is the only independent school in the region that focuses on college preparation and global education. Students who come to Houston Academy seek a well-rounded educational experience that includes a strong emphasis on challenging academics, community involvement, athletics, and the arts.

We are the ONLY school in the Wiregrass that has met the rigorous certification requirements of the Southern Association of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the National Association of Independent Schools.

Houston Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1290
17 responses
Average ACT
29
90 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
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  • Sports events
    23%
  • Short term week
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Senior Day
    9%
  • Foreign language day lunch
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Mayfair
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    C+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    679
    92%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
    77%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
    77%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $5,900
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    73%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
    Poll
    73%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    90%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    70%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      A-
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $45,681
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $735
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $146,800
    National
    $184,700

    Houston Academy Reviews

    105 reviews
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    Graduated from HA in the early 2000’s. The tuition is expensive, more than most public in-state colleges, but it’s worth the education received. The main downsides are the uniforms (now) and the attitude of the students towards students who enroll later in their academic career. To the uniforms, this idea was started by a group of parents whose kids were in preschool. We didn’t have issues with dress when I was there and the clothes and embroidering have to be purchased through one store that is owned by a parent of the school. It isn’t about helping curb issues among the kids who can’t afford the latest fashion, it is a money racket started by a wealthy family. The other issue is something the parents need to cull at home.
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    Houston Academy is a fine school for high academic achievers and people who want to prepare for college. It has amazing curriculum and has course routes for all levels of academic excellence. I enjoy the rigorous curriculum and the small school dynamic. The school does have slight trouble with handling disciplinary issues and the student body has issues with racial insensitivity due to the poor diversity in the school.
    The teachers are super friendly and always push us to learn, even when we don't want to. The administration works with the student body to make sure that there is constant communication about needs and wants. The education is the best in the city, and the school makes sure that the students are ready for college. There are also tons of clubs and extracurricular activities that anyone can participate in. The varsity sports are also extremely competitive with all of the other schools around