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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Nimitz High School is a public school located in Houston, TX. It has 1,933 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.

Nimitz High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1020
424 responses
Average ACT
22
80 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$60,146
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,300
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
59%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.70 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.70 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 206 responses
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  • Prom
    20%
  • Pep Rallies
    17%
  • Senior Skip Day
    17%
  • Homecoming and football games
    15%
  • Senior Picnic
    8%
  • Community service
    5%
  • Homecoming Parade
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,933
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.76 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.76 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.76 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,356
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.3%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.94 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.94 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.94 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
$14,083/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.82 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.82 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.82 responses
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Nimitz High School is a great school to attend. The school offers a variety of clubs, sports, and organization activities that can fit any student interest in helping them find their right career. Nimitz High School also allows students to take dual credit and AP classes in preparation for college. Overall, hands down to Nimitz High School as it is the best school for any student that has a desire to learn and open a future for themselves!
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Nimitz High School is just your average high school, they have optional lunch lines with a variety of foods to choose from. Some teachers actually enjoy their job and it shows. There have been many complaints from students about some teachers whom they aren't learning from and the school still does nothing to aid the situation. This also applies with the counselors. Understandably, there are a lot of students for them to take care of with busy schedules, but it doesn't hurt to acknowledge these students.
At Nimitz, I’ve enjoyed the acceptance that I’ve felt here. Teachers take students in, treat them like they mean something, which we do, and we feel welcomed and heard. I’m glad to have attended a school that is involved with the students, and wants them to become something great. The only thing I wish to change would be the attention given to less popular extracurricular activities. For example, I feel as though theatre and art classes deserve more equipment and better tools and resources. Since the athletic and music departments get a lot of recognition, I feel as though art activities should as well.