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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B-
  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 852 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% 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
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1360
409 responses
Average ACT
31
93 responses
AP Enrollment
55%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$56,129
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,156
National
$949
Median Home Value
$236,837
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.59 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.59 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 189 responses
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  • Field Day
    26%
  • Ifest
    23%
  • Fall Fest
    15%
  • Talent Show
    12%
  • Science Symposium
    9%
  • Winter ball
    8%
  • Welcome back dance
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
852
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.65 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.65 responses
12%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.65 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,772
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 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
$10,544/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.91 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.91 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.91 responses
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Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions Reviews

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Overall, I have had a very good experience with Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions. However, I will admit the school is not for everyone. It is an academically rigorous high school centered on health science, which not everyone is interested in. The curriculum's rigor has often made me question the quality of my ability and performance, and the environment (staff, peers) is often perceived to foster dangerously high expectations. The school also does not have many sports, and competitively speaking, only an informal intramural basketball team.
Despite all this, it has been a good environment for me to push myself in maintaining good grades and character. I have received many opportunities to further my horizons and build leadership skills with the help of administrators, teachers, peers, organizations, and clubs within the school.
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DeBakey gave me an unforgettable experience, both positive and negative. The students were all loving and friendly, even with being in a competitive school. The environment, however, was full with toxicity. Some of the teachers do not care about the student's mental health or happiness, but instead worry about how the school ranks statewide and nationally. Some of the administrators do not care whether or not you understand the lessons and are unwilling to help. This school gives the student a lot of stress and can truly make someone mentally unstable. These four years in high school truly helped me learn how to deal with a large homework load and stress.
DeBakey focuses on the health professions, and students take health science courses every year, including patient care and medical laboratory science. Students have the opportunity to shadow health professionals at the medical center. Academics are spectacular and taught by caring teachers; I took 15 AP classes overall. The student body is very diverse. Extracurriculars include honor societies, pre-professional organizations, and interest clubs. DeBakey can work on encouraging students to take both challenging and enjoyable classes instead of taking the easiest route to a higher GPA. DeBakey really helped me grow as a person, and I am glad I went there.