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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
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Houston, TX. It has 837 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions...
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
90%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1360
354 responses
Average ACT
31
87 responses
AP Enrollment
55%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,010
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,300
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.55 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 175 responses
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  • Field Day
    27%
  • Ifest
    23%
  • Fall Fest
    15%
  • Talent Show
    11%
  • Science Symposium
    10%
  • Winter ball
    9%
  • 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
837
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.61 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.61 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.61 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,981
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,414/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.87 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.87 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.87 responses
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Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions Reviews

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My time at DeBakey was definitely stressful but I would not go back and change a thing! I met life long friends from all around Houston, and had amazing math teachers. Science teachers are not the greatest (especially biology, ironic). The school is beyond safe, and the student body is definitely very competitive but also supportive. I thank this school for setting me up to do extraordinarily well on my AP test! I wish we had dual credit courses and sports, but at the end of the day my 4 and 5 scores on the AP exams made up for that.
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Overall. DeBakey HSHP tries very hard to live up to its expectations, to push its students to their academic limits, stretches their endurance and health, and does what it thinks best for preparing students for college and university. It is extremely challenging, but when your class of 100 students all goes through agony together, you develop a sense of mutual empathy as everyone knows how it feels to struggle, and to overcome, massive workloads and extreme difficulties. Overall? It's worth it. Though, it would be nice if the school had a counselor (not an academic one, and actual gives-advice-and-support one), the school has has begun to implement suicide prevention slowly but surely as the administration finally realizes that its students weren't exaggerating their stress levels.
To get a head start, I had worked tirelessly in middle school to maintain high grades to get into the limited-seat magnate program offered by Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Houston’s highest ranked high school. Located in the Texas Medical Center, its rigorous curriculum is based on college preparation and early exposure to healthcare under the guidance of Baylor College of Medicine. Ultimately, I believe my high school has prepared me well to meet the challenge in medical profession that is witnessing break-through innovations for patient care.