A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
3100 Shenandoah St
Houston, TX 77021
Telephone
(713) 741-2410

Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1350
278 responses
Average ACT
30
71 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.52 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 166 responses
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  • Field Day
    27%
  • Ifest
    23%
  • Fall Fest
    15%
  • Talent Show
    11%
  • Science Symposium
    10%
  • Winter ball
    8%
  • Welcome back dance
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
844
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.58 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.58 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.58 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.74 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.74 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.74 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$10,414/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.84 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.84 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 responses
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I personally believe at DeBakey, there are things you must struggle at or even fail in order to succeed. There will be a lot of sacrifices made and stress from AP courses. However, this school is truly a gift towards people who want to pursue in the medical field/STEM and for those who keep persevering. You can't depend on counselors or teachers. Also, don't be afraid to reach out for help when you are struggling because you have the resources and teachers to guide you. Otherwise, it is not hard to fall behind quickly, and catching up is very difficult. If you feel stressed, it's ok. Every intelligent person goes through this. Think of it as a requirement instead of a sob story. Don't survive, thrive. I hope for those who get accepted into this school, will learn to appreciate what they have and maybe strive for a little more because everyone has potential. Education helps you realize it, and hopefully, compels or inspires you onward.
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You'll hear students say that they wish they went to a regular high school instead of DeBakey, but I honestly do not regret going to DeBakey at all. It definitely was not the typical high school experience, but because DeBakey is so academic-based, it prepared me extremely well for college. The adjustment from high school to college was a breeze for me because I already knew how to study efficiently and effectively. The teachers at DeBakey also challenged us by teaching us things we would learn in college, so many of the classes I took freshman year of college incorporated a lot of what I learned at DeBakey.
In terms of social life, I believe that DeBakey has some of the smartest, kindest, most down-to-earth students out there. I'm still very close to the friends that I made in high school. Because DeBakey is so small, the classes become a family of their own.
DeBakey HSHP truly is the ultimate college prep school. The dynamic of every class is unique, and the academics are rigorous and unforgiving, which is why every year, the senior class is only half the size of the freshman class. In addition, kids who value their social life highly should be warned that I have yet to see a student here that succeeds academically and has a social life. One of the biggest drawbacks to attending DeBakey is the complete lack of a proper athletics department. That being said, it will also prepare you for the rigor of college and will arm you with the knowledge you need to succeed in your career. Going to DeBakey will change your life and set you up for success. It's not an easy school to fly through, but if you make it to graduation, no matter where you go next, you'll excel. We regularly have at least a third of our senior class go to Ivy League universities after they graduate, and nearly all of us pursue medical or STEM-based careers.