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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Memorial High School is a top rated, public school located in Houston, TX. It has 2,620 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.

Memorial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1300
668 responses
Average ACT
30
326 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$105,909
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,176
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,181,900
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
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  • Going home
    25%
  • Pep-rally
    14%
  • Footbal games
    14%
  • Junior bash
    14%
  • Cotillion
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • I love being a part of the choir program
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,620
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,075
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,541/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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MHS is revamping its campus! The school is quite old and has outgrown its buildings. I despised walking across the street to temporary trailer classrooms. Also, the lack of security is worrisome. Construction has begun, so the campus will be more modern and cohesive in the future. Socially, there are still cliques, but not as extreme as the movies. A seemingly great majority of the students are Caucasian and wealthy. MHS administration is good, but not exceptional. A+ for having wellness counselors to promote mental health awareness. There's plenty of clubs and activities for students to be involved in. There are dozens of AP classes, and that is where the competitive students are.
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School spirit is very present here, which is good to most but not as much to some. The academics focus on challenging students, though with these great academics comes a major downside. The surrounding area composes of wealthy families who are able to afford being zoned in these neighborhoods, which unfortunately means a large lack of diversity in culture and politics. The student body is mostly right-leaning but it isn't hard to find clubs & places to fit in. Thanks to it being student-led, there are a variety of organizations here (take the Republican club or the Mental Health Ambassadors, who both influenced politicians through community involvement and rallies). The arts, however, are often heavily overshadowed by the athletics, but they are high achieving in what they do. The athletics are also high achieving in most areas and the school rallies up each game with its amazing sense of school spirit in this culture. Memorial is an energetic place with lots of tradition and spirit!
After being homeschooled for the first 3 years of high school, I was ecstatic to go to an accredited big public school like Memorial High School for my senior year. The application process was easy and it was done in a day. The administration and staff were really helpful and very welcoming. As someone with pretty severe anxiety, I have trouble opening up and taking that first step to make a friend. The students were very welcoming. Everyone was really nice and the students were really about helping each other. Overall it was an awesome experience and amazing opportunity to get my feet wet before heading off to college the next year. I felt somewhat unprepared for all that all at once, but I didn't let myself drown in all that anxiety. I figured things out myself like an independent adult. So I guess you could say Memorial High School taught me to be more independent and figure things out for myself!