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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
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
1290
729 responses
Average ACT
29
298 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,584
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Median Home Value
$145,600
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.101 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.101 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 429 responses
Report
  • Dressing up for Homecoming Week
    17%
  • We have a show called "slam cast" every Friday.
    12%
  • We have "Spartan Times on Friday too."
    11%
  • 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%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.118 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.118 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.118 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,760
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.163 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.163 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.163 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.179 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.179 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.179 responses
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Seven Lakes High School Reviews

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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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Cheating is rampant and institutionalized. When teachers do catch students cheating, they punish the whole class by administering more challenging tests or taking away opportunities for extra credit rather than punishing the cheaters. The administration does very little to prevent cheating, and as a result many hardworking students miss out on opportunities that are taken by high-achieving students that rely on test banks to help their grades. Students are forced to take summer classes or online classes to even have a chance at being in the top 7% to be auto accepted into state schools. Overall, my experience in this school was not very positive. This school prepares you for college well in that the teachers often do not teach, so students are forced to self-study. Additionally, successful programs, such as the fine arts programs or women's sports teams, are often underappreciated and dwarfed by our poor football team.
Seven Lakes is competitive in everything it does. Whether it be athletics (minus football), fine arts, science, academia, SAT and AP scores, or anything else, 7L is in another league to any other school in the district. It has an incredible amount of opportunities for every student to be able to identify their niche and find a group of people to call home. In saying this, however, the academic rigor of 7L has earned it the nickname "Suicide Lakes". GPA and class rank have become a battle to the death, to the point that students barely scrape top ten percent with a 4.78 GPA and valedictorian has the highest possible GPA attainable dating all the way back to middle school. This creates a detrimental environment for average students, making it incredibly more difficult to distinguish themselves academically and often leads students to sleepless nights and unsatisfying results, even if those results are far above district and area average.