Houston High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
Houston High School Reviews
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There are a variety of extracurricular activities at Houston High School and there is something for everyone to participate in. We have sports activities like football, volleyball, golf, wrestling, cross country, soccer, basketball, cheer, pom, tennis, softball/baseball, and even marching band and color guard! These sports activities require a lot of commitment because of daily practice, competitions, and games. Teachers are always there for support and to make whatever sport they sponsor the best! Besides our wonderful sports teams, we have outstanding clubs. The most popular clubs we have are HOSA, DECA, SGA, Horizons, and the Internantional Club. We have other language, yearbook, environmental, science, even folkdancing! Those are just a few clubs out of the many clubs we offer. All these are supported by teachers who put so much effort in, including their free time! Our clubs give students many volunteer and leadership opportunities as well.
Houston High School is a very nice school in comparison to many other public schools in Memphis. However, it lacks equal student and administrative support toward all activities, quality school spirit opportunities such as Pep Rallies (without payment), and enthusiasm toward reaching out to diverse students, ethnicities, and sexuality. Concerning activities, the school is seemingly more focused on a profit than the benefit of student enjoyment. It further lacks any deeper support for readying student in applying for scholarships.
While attending Houston High school I have seen it develop and grow stronger. Houston High has always supported cancer research. Recently, one of our own peers has been diagnosed with this tragic disease. We, as a school, have come together and raised thousands of dollars to support families that have been diagnosed with cancer. One of the things that I would like to see change is the relationship between student and guidance counselor. I feel that it is a very distant relationship and the advice received is either inadequate or nonexistent. I believe that this could change if one class of students, class being determined by expected graduation year, had one designated guidance counselor. the relationship between student and counselor could then grow stronger over time and both would know each other better.