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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
King High School is a public school located in Corpus Christi, TX. It has 1,545 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.

King High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1150
149 responses
Average ACT
24
30 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$55,709
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$996
National
$949
Median Home Value
$133,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Prom/dances
    25%
  • Sports events
    21%
  • Peprally
    18%
  • Dress up days
    13%
  • King vs Carroll week
    9%
  • Senior skip day!
    7%
  • Debate
    1%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,545
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,487
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,601/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Being a Richard King Mustang was a great experience. With a bustling sports program and top notch band, school spirit was undeniable and infectious! There's teams, programs, and clubs for everyone, should you want to get involved in any way. The school could be improved by starting college preparedness as soon as freshman year rather than a few months before senior year ends.
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During my time in High School I loved how involved certain teachers were. They truly loved their jobs and wanted you to learn the material the best way possible. For the actual location of the school I loved how it was around an area that was a relaxed neighborhood, and yet next to a well populated area as well. If I could change something it would have to do with changing the college readiness, I wish I'd known more about taking college classes sooner so that i could take as much as I could have and been more prepared at the level.
My experience at King High School these past four years has been great overall. The faculty and staff are helpful and supportive to get students prepared for the next step to college. I liked the amount of effort and dedication my teachers gave every single day I came to class. The only thing I would like to see changed is better regulation on certain "items" being brought and used in school bathrooms. It really bothered me to have to walk passed the bathroom that smelled like it.