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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
Howard Junior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Waxahachie, TX. It has 846 students in grades 6-9 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
265 Broadhead Rd
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Telephone
(972) 923-4771
Website

Howard Junior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
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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
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,385
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$968
National
$949
Median Home Value
$135,600
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
846
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,149
Teachers in First/Second Year
26.1%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses
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Howard Junior High School Reviews

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Howard JH is a great place to be! The administration, counselors and faculty are like a family and truly care about each other and their students. It's a positive, happy atmosphere where students are encouraged to do their best daily. Students have many options for extra-curriculars: band, choir, athletics, dance, cheer, FOR club, Student Council, Spanish club just to name a few. It's a phenomenal school that wants what's best for students.
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Howard provides a great school environment for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Whether your student wants to get involved academically, athletically, or through the arts, Howard provides something for everyone. I love teaching here and seeing the pride that the students have for their school!
We have wonderful administrators, exciting students and motivated staff.
Administrators are always willing to go out of their way to help teachers, students and parents. Teachers are always willing to help administrators and students. Students are eager to learn and willing to volunteer to help other students. Parents enjoy volunteering to help students. Students enjoy the fund raisers. Students take trips like to Austin and College Station. Teachers enjoy the challenge of working with students because they are anxious to learn. Even the support staff helps students, teachers, administrators and parents. Most of our new students and their parents are so satisfied with our
school system. Parents say that there is a big improvement in their child's
attitude once the start attending Howard Junior High.