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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Houston High School is a public school located in San Antonio, TX. It has 1,047 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
4635 E Houston St
San Antonio, TX 78220
Telephone
(210) 661-4134

Houston High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
930
72 responses
Average ACT
21
10 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,183
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$882
National
$949
Median Home Value
$121,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Peperallys for a football game
    31%
  • Band performances
    26%
  • Basketball games
    15%
  • Art events
    8%
  • Parades
    8%
  • End of school year
    5%
  • Events involving food
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,047
Free or Reduced Lunch
92%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,765
Teachers in First/Second Year
33.9%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,636/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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I like the fact that Sam Houston high school is a great school that shows potential and has amazing teacher models that will help students excel in their future. There are many programs offered there that can help students succeed in college and education. It is one of the best schools to have an amazing band program because through their program they have sent many graduates to colleges and have the best teachers to guide them. I recommend this school 100% because it is a school of diverse culture, knowledge , and heart.
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Every school has their own flaws and Sam is no exception.There have been good moments and bad at this school.Even though Sam doesnt have the best reputation it deserves more credit.The improvement that Sam has showed is astounding.Looking from the outside in you would probably think that this is a school with no ambition or hope.The students here really want to be successful.We all want the same thing and that is to make it out.
The teachers here are very understanding and cooperative when it comes to your learning . As a student of almost 4 school years my AP teachers have brought me out of my comfort zone and given me the confidence in my studies .
College readiness is something my teachers push us to pursue everyday in our lessons . My english teachers have been the most supportive suppling me with the knowledge to excel in my studies . Being apart of Ap English has giving me the firsthand glimpse into college life furthering my study habitats and educational interpretations .
My Coach has had the most of contribution to my success by furthering my physical abilities and believing in me . Being apart of his team has had a tremendous impact on my high school experience . Sports has connected me with a diverse group of people with the same goals and aspirations .