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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Seven Lakes High School is a top rated, public school located in Katy, TX. It has 3,229 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
9251 S Fry Rd
Katy, TX 77494
Telephone
(281) 237-2800

Seven Lakes High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1300
836 responses
Average ACT
29
345 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$57,791
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$976
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,100
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.109 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.109 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 457 responses
Report
  • Dressing up for Homecoming Week
    18%
  • We have a show called "slam cast" every Friday.
    13%
  • We have "Spartan Times on Friday too."
    12%
  • Football games
    10%
  • Spring break
    8%
  • Summer break
    7%
  • Spartan Crazies
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,229
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.126 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.126 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.126 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,760
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.171 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.171 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.171 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,120/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.187 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.187 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.187 responses
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Seven Lakes High School fosters diversity and success. From an academic standpoint, I feel as though I have an advantage. I am more prepared for higher education than many of my fellow students, and I was not a top 10% student. Socially, there is a place for everyone at Seven Lakes, although it doesn’t just fall into your lap. As a black female, I felt very comfortable there. I love the administration. It is very well organized and ran so smoothly, especially for a school with such a large student body. I felt as though I was personally known and cared for in a way that set me up for success. The principal strives to meet the needs of the student body and very obviously cares about what he does. He values student input and takes it very seriously. Overall, I loved being a Spartan!
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Seven Lakes provided me with an excellent experience overall. Most of the teachers at the school are very skilled educators who know their fields well and are able to share knowledge clearly. It provided me with the opportunity to meet a lot of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and prepared me to enter college with many rigorous courses. However, it puts a lot of pressure on its students, and that has damaged the culture of the school. Cheating runs rampant in the upper ranks, and it is extremely difficult to make it into the top ten percent while working honestly. Talking with the students unveils a population that feels like nervous breakdowns and all-night study sessions are normal. As a result school spirit at Seven Lakes is woefully pathetic. Students range from indifferent to cynical to hateful when asked how they feel about the culture, and for the most part, graduates are all too happy to have finally escaped the place.
Seven Lakes high school is a very competitive environment. The schools academic vigor is backed up by passionate and intelligent teachers. In most aspects Seven Lakes is incredible, from the variety of clubs and activities students can participate in to the great music and athletics program (except football) we have on campus. The one major problem that plagues Seven Lakes is cheating- most commonly banking (either taking pictures of the current test or using last years). Every single year, the top 10 will have cheaters, which is unfair to students who show academic integrity.