A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
9755 Wolf River Bl
Germantown, TN 38139
Telephone
(901) 756-2370
Website

Houston High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1270
29 responses
Average ACT
28
231 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • The Houston vs. Collierville sporting events
    30%
  • HOMECOMING WEEK
    20%
  • Prom Night
    13%
  • Football games band jam sessions
    12%
  • Senior Miss
    8%
  • Mr. Mustang
    8%
  • HHS Band Competitions
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,879
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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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.
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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.