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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Houston High School is a highly rated, public school located in Germantown, TN. It has 1,893 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1.
About Houston High School...
School District
Germantown
Address
9755 Wolf River Bl
Germantown, TN 38139
Telephone
(901) 756-2370

Houston High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1300
41 responses
Average ACT
28
392 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$107,376
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,398
National
$949
Median Home Value
$296,300
National
$184,700

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.27 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • The Houston vs. Collierville sporting events
    26%
  • HOMECOMING WEEK
    17%
  • Prom Night
    13%
  • Football games band jam sessions
    9%
  • Senior Miss
    8%
  • Mr. Mustang
    7%
  • HHS Band Competitions
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,893
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses

Houston High School Reviews

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I really liked a lot of things about my school. This school is one of the best in the state. However, it did have downfalls. Sports are a huge focus, but some are excluded. They only make the sports that bring in the most money (like football) important. They paid a million dollars for the new football field last year, while the softball team has to practice at the church across the street because of the lack of facilities! I also want to note that the competition is high at our school. It's good for those wanting to get 7 AP classes in and get 36's on the ACT, but the curriculum leaves behind those who don't learn as quickly (through no fault of their own). I can't complain much because of the kind of school I go to.I should be lucky that I am in one of the best schools.
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Houston is a great place to challenge yourself since the academic environment is quite demanding and competitive. My experience has been great socially and academically, but there's always that one teacher that might not be the best. Overall though, Houston is a great school!
My academic experience at Houston High School has been rigorous, challenging, and stimulating. A few of my teachers have not met my high expectations, but most of them have been able to teach me their subjects thoroughly and clearly. Also, most of my teachers have greatly prepared me for test such as the ACT and AP exams.
On the other hand, I have not particularly enjoyed the atmosphere of the school. The majority of the students are from upper middle-class families and enjoy many luxuries that people from other parts of Memphis do not. This has been evident throughout my high school career in the attitudes of my peers. Those who work hard to make themselves appear "cool" are often in charge of school organizations and clubs, which means that they influence much of what happens at school.
Overall, my experience at Houston High School has not been especially amazing, but I believe I am very well-prepared to succeed in college.