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A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A
Address
811 W. Donovan Street
Houston, TX 77091
Telephone
(713) 692-3581

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,200
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From St. Pius X. High School

St. Pius X High School is a co-educational Catholic college preparatory school in northwest Houston, owned and operated by the Dominican Sisters of Houston. SPX serves a diverse student body, which represents more than 60 parishes and 121 ZIP codes across the community. At SPX, the knowledgeable, skilled, and qualified faculty and staff are committed to fostering each individual's intellectual, spiritual, and physical potential within a challenging academic and nurturing Christian environment.

St. Pius X. High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1180
78 responses
Average ACT
25
61 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    24%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Liturgy
    16%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Clubs
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
575
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,010
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,300
National
$184,700

St. Pius X. High School Reviews

68 reviews
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My son, a rising senior, has enjoyed his HS experience. Although he is not one to volunteer too much information without prodding, he/we have come to appreciate the amazing diversity, camaraderie and character of fellow SPX students and staff. When your kid needs it, he will get a second chance. When your kid needs discipline, she will get that too. Amazingly (to me) 100% of faculty, staff and administrators have contributed financially to the school's primary fundraiser for the last 10 years! No doubt they believe in the vision of maturing successful, kind and compassionate kids too.
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The people here are really nice and willing to help you out as long as you ask. Pius football team is incredible - last year we reached state semifinal with an undefeated record in district. The academic side, however, is somehow underestimated as a whole. I'm not saying that the school is bad, but I feel like there is not enough classes for me to discover - classes like AP Physics C and Math after Calculus. Like the time I'm here though!
My name is Jade Ball and I am a 2015 graduate of St. Pius X College Preparatory High School. My overall experience at St. Pius was good. I transferred to St. Pius in my sophomore year. The transition from a public school to a private school was somewhat challenging in the beginning. The competition to do well against your fellow classmates and to do well from a personal vantage point was unlike anything I'd ever experienced. The academic curriculum prepared me well for college courses. I

Additionally, I enjoyed St. Pius as athlete. I was an All-State basketball player.

One thing I would change within Pius is diversity. I would make an effort to recruit more students of color. To be afforded an opportunity for a private education opens so many more doors for you and gives you a greater appreciation as to how to work harder in the classroom and in the community.