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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Kerr High School is a highly rated, public school located in Houston, TX. It has 786 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
8150 Sugarland Howell
Houston, TX 77083
Telephone
(281) 983-8484

Kerr High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1200
208 responses
Average ACT
26
30 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$57,791
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$976
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,100
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.62 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.62 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 161 responses
Report
  • Homecoming game and dance
    25%
  • Lock-in
    17%
  • Movie days
    13%
  • Senior Auction
    12%
  • Class Wars
    10%
  • Homecoming week
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
786
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.68 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.68 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.68 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,054
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,236/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.82 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.82 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.82 responses
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Kerr High School is a pretty great school! The atmosphere allows students to have a glimpse of college. Students have the freedom to learn at their own pace. However, one downfall would be the size of the student body. Typically, each class only has about 200 (or less) students. Therefore, there is increased competition, as Kerr is a magnet school, and students could easily fall to the bottom if they slacked for a second. Regardless, this school is home to many tight-knit groups and clubs that will allow students to make memories of a lifetime.
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Kerr High School was the best choice for me. Kerr is set up the same way as a college. There is independent studying and seminars. The academic structure of the school teaches us to be independent which will be quite useful in the future. At Kerr, the students, teachers, and staff are very friendly. Since Kerr High School is a magnet school, it focuses more on academics rather than athletics. This means there are no sports teams like football and soccer. However, there is a gym and an after school fitness club where you can play sports and exercise. This year 2018, the library was remodeled, a new art center and auditorium was built, and the science center expanded. To apply, there are requirements: live in the Alief ISD, have good grades and good test scores, and recommendations. Attending Kerr High School was worth it as it helped me prepare for college.
Kerr is a very unique but great school. What I mean by unique is that, through the unique block schedule, students are able to experience an environment that is quite different from a "normal" public high school. Often, there is four classes per semester, making it possible to finish four classes by the end of one semester (which is different compared to a normal high school in which you would take 8 classes THROUGHOUT the whole year). The small population of the school (compared to other public high schools) and atmosphere is perfect for creating new friendships. While there are no sports at the school, the fine arts department is absolutely the highlight of the school. Fine arts available includes choir, orchestra, band, theatre, and art. Overall this school is great for those who are looking for a challenge as well as want to become independent learners.