Houston Christian High School
- Private, Christian (General)
- HOUSTON, TX
Houston Christian High School Reviews
Rating 4.09 out of 5 145 reviews
Houston Christian High School is a private, non-denominational, Christian high school in Houston, Texas. The people are super welcoming, and it is a great community overall. At Houston Christian, I am involved in the theater department. Being in the theater program at Houston Christina has been extremely enjoyable. One of the bad parts of my experience has been how cliquey people can sometimes be. I would like to see changes in parts of the uniform policy, specifically its stance on outerwear.
This school is one of the best schools in the city of Houston. Most of their faculty is very considerate and wants the best for the students. They even go over time just to help the students whenever they ask! They truly want the students to succeed. The only issue I would say is the type of kids at the school. Most are very kind and considerate, but there are some who are disrespectful and bad influences, but it is like that at any school so no surprise. Super cool senior traditions, travel opportunities, clubs, and and overall great community.
Houston Christian High School teachers put their students' success as their top priority. Every student means a great deal to their teachers and they truly want to see us succeed. I am always comfortable going to my teachers with questions about what we were learning, but also received guidance on my faith and personal life. Looking back at my time at Houston Christian High School, I realize how lucky I am to step out into the world after being shaped by incredible teachers and students. Every school has its' problems, and of course, Houston Christian High School has its' own, but it really was a great place to grow into who I am today.
I love it here! Though it could be a bit more academically rigorous, it still has brought me a loty of lifelong lessions and people that I will carry with me forever.
This is an amazing school with amazing teachers. The community at the school is very calm and inviting and anyone would feel welcome here.
I would like the school to be more diverse. The teachers and students are fun. The teachers talk to you. The friends are great like family
While the school is fine, it's really the people and teachers you meet that elevates one's high school experience to be rememberable. The teachers, at least in my experience, definitely care about their students and seek to establish rapport with them. The Distinguished Scholars Program, and really the Bush Center as a whole, differentiates the school from its competitors, and my experiences in those programs and the knowledge I've gained from them have really translated into collegiate and professional environments. The sports environment is fairly healthy, and all of the coaches are committed to seeing you grow. That being said, the administration, its actions, and its policies leave something to be desired. Interactions are often harsh and they often see students as a nuisance. Additionally, the school doesn't offer nearly enough AP classes, leaving alumni out to dry when attempting to place out of introductory college courses. Also, the school is somewhat cliquey.
Wonderful school filled with competitive programs. Faith-based with open and compelling conversations about what education based in Christian principles truly looks like.
The school likes to paint itself as this caring, nurturing environment in which students can feel safe and cared for. Being a student there, you find it is simply not true. The administration could not care less about you unless you serve some kind of purpose for their numbers (ie. star Football players, top ten students), and exemptions for different consequences are always made for kids whose parents pay big money to the school. Email interactions with their business office usually are disrespectful, and the school's policies are reflective of their fear of bad public opinion and not of a good school purpose. Problems with teachers usually go largely ignored, and in many of my classes, I leave feeling I have learned how to memorize well and not how to master the material. Overall, the only thing working in HC's favor is that their social events are fun, but broken administration and policies lead the experience to be far from tolerable.
I would encourage anyone interested in a private school education to strongly consider HCHS for their children. My son is returning as a 10th grader this monday and he has never been very enthusiatic about school. That is until her started at HCHS. He is excited about the upcoming school year and loved his teachers last year. It is a welcoming, positive, academically challenging environment. To see my child motivated/happy about their education is very important to me and I attribute that largely to HCHS. I rarely post on social media but feel compelled to share our experience. Thank you HCHS-you are doing something right!
As a senior, I am excited for how HC has prepared me for the next 4 years. Compared to what I was like as a freshman, I am more confident, I have friends in many groups, I know how to be a strong Christian leader, and I have been pushed to be my best (the AP classes are amazing. Especially in science!) I can’t recommend HC enough!
I am a senior and a proud Houston Christian student. I am beaming as I write this, as I was just accepted into a top 25 University, which was my top choice!!! I can't believe it, but I know I owe so much to the caring, supportive mentors at HC. The teachers go above and beyond, and with my small class size of about 14-16 per class, they really get to know us and know how to get us to be our best. I've valued the small class size, the weekly Chapel, the AP offerings, the amazing community (and even the food - the coffee bar is a must at HC!). I can't say enough good things about Houston Christian!
Houston Christian is a very unique place. Throughout my time there I have developed friendships with teachers who truly care about their students. The teachers actually want to be there and that is reflected in their attitude towards kids and teaching. As a student, I have found that teachers play a big role in the development that one undergoes while in high school. Houston Christian is also very accommodating to students that participate both in the arts and sports. At Houston Christian, you are able to do both without schedule conflicts so that's been really neat to experience the best of both worlds and have a support system. Personally, I am more heavily involved in fine arts, and being at Houston Christian has allotted me many opportunities to not only lead multiple groups but be a part of many music ensembles at the school. HC had an outlet for every instrument that I play. I feel that I am prepared to face the journey ahead after being prepared with Houston Christian.
The school is just okay. A lot of the teachers pick their favorites and can be very inattentive. The administration is just bad with bitter and manipulative individuals (except Ms. Swain). The administration continuously tries to control the students life outside of school by punishing students for "partying." And I don't see Christian values in their daily school community (mostly just everyone fakes it). By that I mean the terrible select few of bitter counselors, teachers, and administration. Some background to note is they were sued a couple years back for false accusations that a student put on another (which they completely believed without evidence).
Houston Christian High School overall is a pretty good school, but it definitely has its flaws. Students whose parents who are very wealthy always have more opportunities and get things they have not earned because the school wants their parents money. Also those students do not seem to be disciplined as much as they should be. But there are a multitude of teachers that make going to HCHS worth it all. Some of these teachers include Mr. Lister, Mrs. Tucker, Mr. Dawson, Ms. PMac, and Señor Sam.
I’ve had to move states and even countries, several times in my life and I have to say Houston Christian is my very favorite school I’ve attended. After public school, homeschool, and international school, I can honestly say the culture that the teachers and students have created here is truly welcoming and amazing.
Overall, it was pretty good. There’s a lack of community, but the education is great!! The faith-based learning is great and I learned many life lessons while I was in school there.
Our experience at HC has been nothing short of superb. The school is incredibly inclusive and truly has something for everyone. The faculty has the unique ability to see greatness in young people and do everything they can to pull it out. I would highly recommend HC to any one who desires to see their kids grow mentally, spiritually, physically, as well as in their leadership development.
Houston Christian is a community that propels students into sucessful college experiences through real world training in academics, faith, personal skills, poise, and perseverance
My best times at this school came from individual teachers, mentors, and friends. It's possible to make the best out of every situation one encounters, but your child should not have to "make the best" of their high school experience. I do not regret choosing Houston Christian, but I am not proud to be an alum. If change and progress are to be made, the administration needs to take tangible actions in the short- and long-term. While they say they act in student interest, it extends only to a PR perspective. I witnessed several acts of sexual harassment and/or assault in the classroom and upon reporting it (or supporting my female peers in their reporting), the students in question received no disciplinary actions and remained in the class without another thought. These students went on to be featured in advertisements, flyers, and other materials for incoming families. If you are a parent of a female student, please take the time to educate her on how to report sexual harassment.