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2024 Best Public High Schools in the Houston Area

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Houston Area.

    Carnegie Vanguard High School

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    Houston Isd, TX,

    9-12,

    367 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says At Carnegie Vanguard High School, the best part of my experience has been the strong relationship between students and teachers. This supportive environment fosters collaboration, communication, and....

    Read 367 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 823,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Public High Schools in Houston Area.

    Debakey H.S. for Health Prof

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    Houston Isd, TX,

    9-12,

    680 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says As a freshman at Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, my experience has been both challenging and rewarding. The best part has been the opportunity to immerse myself in a rigorous...However, the workload can be overwhelming at times, balancing demanding coursework with extracurricular activities. The pressure to excel academically while navigating the transition to high school...One aspect I'd like to see change is the availability of support services for students struggling with stress and mental health issues. While the school prioritizes academic excellence, there could....

    Read 680 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 891,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  3. #3 Best Public High Schools in Houston Area.

    Seven Lakes High School

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    Katy Independent School District, TX,

    9-12,

    1324 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Attending Seven Lakes has enriched me academically & personally. Rigorous AP classes in subjects I’m passionate about built critical thinking skills for college. Extracurriculars like Swim & Dive and....

    Read 1324 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,582,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  4. #7 Best Public High Schools in Houston Area.

    Clear Horizons Early College High School

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    Clear Creek Independent School District, TX,

    9-12,

    383 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Reflecting on my high school experience, I encountered a diverse array of moments that shaped my journey. The best part undoubtedly revolved around the sense of community fostered within the school.....

    Read 383 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 416,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 30 to 1,

  5. #8 Best Public High Schools in Houston Area.

    Kerr High School

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    Alief Isd, TX,

    9-12,

    601 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Kerr is an amazing school. The teachers are all amazing and willing to help if you have the courage to take the first step and talk to them. I love the freedom it offers as I can play badminton with....

    Read 601 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 790,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  6. #9 Best Public High Schools in Houston Area.

    Cinco Ranch High School

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    Katy Independent School District, TX,

    9-12,

    750 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The CRHS Band sits awaiting finals announcements, everyone holding pinkies, sitting in silence. This could be it. The last time Bright and Beautiful is ever on a football field. The last time I will....

    Read 750 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,475,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  7. #12 Best Public High Schools in Houston Area.

    Alief Early College High School

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    Alief Isd, TX,

    9-12,

    511 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Alief Early College High School is definitely one of my homes away from home. The environment on campus is extremely welcoming, and the staff endeavor to spread the already exisiting culture that we....

    Read 511 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 412,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  8. #13 Best Public High Schools in Houston Area.

    Memorial High School

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    Spring Branch Independent School District, TX,

    8-12,

    409 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Memorial High School is ranked one of the top public high schools within the city of Houston. Given a wide variety and highly advanced curriculum, students are able to excel greatly in academics.....

    Read 409 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,531,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  9. #14 Best Public High Schools in Houston Area.

    Tomball Memorial High School

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    Tomball Independent School District, TX,

    9-12,

    331 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says My high school experience was nothing short of exceptional, characterized by outstanding teachers and a supportive school district that enriched my journey, particularly as a varsity basketball...The cornerstone of my high school experience was the remarkable teachers who shaped my academic and personal growth. As a varsity basketball player, I found myself in an environment that encouraged...Overall, my high school experience was a testament to the impact of great teachers, a supportive school district, and a vibrant extracurricular environment. It laid a strong foundation for my future....

    Read 331 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,755,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  10. #17 Best Public High Schools in Houston Area.

    College Park High School

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    Conroe Independent School District, TX,

    9-12,

    668 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says College Park High School has a great selection of advanced placement and dual credit courses, including classes like AP Art History, AP European History, AP Environmental Science, and AP Physics C.....

    Read 668 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,243,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  11. #22 Best Public High Schools in Houston Area.

    Cy-Fair High School

    Cypress-Fairbanks Isd, TX,

    9-12,

    797 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Cy Fair is a great school once you look past the monthly fights and backed up hallways.All my teachers have done an amazing job at teaching me what I know, but I would like to specifically mention the color guard director. She pulled together a group of 30-something kids my freshman...I would also like to mention the Teaching and Training program. I’m only in my second year of it, and I’ve made everlasting friendships with both my peers and the teachers running it. I’ve truly...Flaws and all, Cy Fair will forever hold a special place in my heart. I owe a lot to everyone who’s made me who I am today, and most of them came from, currently go to, or teach at Cy Fair..

    Read 797 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,293,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  12. #23 Best Public High Schools in Houston Area.

    Dulles High School

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    Fort Bend Independent School District, TX,

    9-12,

    818 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I've only moved to Texas from Louisiana, but I'm already starting to like the new high school than my previous one. Comparing both high schools in terms of diversity, academics, size, school lunch,...It's really diverse with students from all around the world. The curriculum is so well taught and the teachers even offer tutoring for their respective subjects. Dulles is also pretty big and can...However, in terms of athletics and student-teacher relationship, my previous high school gets those points here.With that being said, Dulles is a really good high school if you want to go to college or just show jobs that you are credible..

    Read 818 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,399,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  13. #24 Best Public High Schools in Houston Area.

    Stephen F. Austin High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Fort Bend Independent School District, TX,

    9-12,

    764 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says As a senior who's been at Austin for the past 4 years, I've seen everything this high school has to offer and overall, I feel like it was a mostly positive experience. The best parts of my experience....

    Read 764 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,258,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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