A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
9251 S Fry Rd
Katy, TX 77494
Telephone
(281) 237-2800

Seven Lakes High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
463 responses
Average ACT
29
193 responses
AP Enrollment
38%

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.78 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.78 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 359 responses
Report
  • Dressing up for Homecoming Week
    18%
  • We have a show called "slam cast" every Friday.
    12%
  • We have "Spartan Times on Friday too."
    11%
  • Football games
    11%
  • Spring break
    8%
  • Spartan Crazies
    7%
  • Basketball games
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,463
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.95 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.95 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.95 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,663
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.140 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.140 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.140 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,083/ year
National
$11,890
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.156 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.156 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.156 responses

Seven Lakes High School Reviews

882 reviews
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Extreamly competative school, it's easy to fall behind. The teachers are often unhelpful choosing to focus more on the top students than the average or underachieving. Not a good school for special needs students as the school is reluctant to provide needed assistance. Also their choir program is horrible! There are some good teachers and they do have many extracurricular classes and sciences, its just not good if you aren't a top performer.
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Aside from dealing with my own stresses, my high school experience was quite positive. Of course, I prefer college, but I'm glad I went to such a positive school with great teachers. One of my favorite experiences was my Spanish for Spanish Speakers class. Señor Brazo is an incredible teacher. He can be tough sometimes but he did not just teach us how to speak proper Spanish, he also taught us about being good people. He encouraged me to speak in class more, despite having a sometimes-awkward accent. He is the reason I found one of my passions - Video Production. We had a project every six weeks and we always did videos and I decided I would be in charge of editing, simply because acting was not my forte and I had a good video editing software. To this day I still do video production on a small scale. I am already including it in my career!

My second favorite experience was when Señor Brazo encouraged me to join the SLAMcast. I had attended Miller, which was great, but I felt like there was so much more I could still learn than just one school year's worth. I auditioned for the SLAMcast and, despite being incredibly nervous when I was practicing anchoring (and stumbling over my words), I did a great job with the interview portion of the audition. My teacher, Mr. Kolkman, acted as a student in the robotics club, and I had to interview him. I submitted a portfolio of some past work I've done in video production. I ended up being accepted into the organization. It was a lot of work. I've never put this much work after school on projects simply because we incorporated more than just a roll of film. Mr. Kolkman encouraged me to anchor, despite my horrendous anchoring part of the audition. I was hesitant simply because I'm not one to be on camera often, but I agreed. This helped improve my public speaking skills and I became so much more confident in myself. I would choose SLHS again because of how much it helped me grow up.
Seven Lakes is extremely competitive. The academics and expectations for students may seem almost ridiculous but our students test extremely well and are very well prepared for college. Due to the schools location in suburb of Houston, an international hub, there is an outstanding amount of diversity. Many students have parents in the oil business and have lived in multiple countries. Students are worldly, determined and very invested in success. Attending Seven Lakes is truly a one of a kind experience for all different types of students. For example by surrounding an unmotivated student with other students with high expectations and aspirations many students rise to the occasion. In another case, a student who feels like an outcast for enjoying education fits in nicely. This school encourages well rounded students with over 100 clubs and dedicated sports coaches. Also the special needs program is extremely successful and inspires all students to help each other.