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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
811 W Donovan Street
Houston, TX 77091
About St. Pius X. High School...

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,100
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
25%
Average Financial Aid
$6,500
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

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1190
115 responses
Average ACT
25
83 responses

Engineering Your World

St. Pius X High School is the only private school in Houston offering Engineering 1 (Engineering Design and Analysis) and Engineering 2 (Engineering Applications of Computer Science). Curriculum for the classes was developed by the University of Texas to give students exposure to engineering and to see if they have an interest in what engineers do.

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
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  • Football Games
    23%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Liturgy
    12%
  • Clubs
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Theater SPX
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    543
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    76%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
    Poll
    76%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 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
    88%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B+
    2. Good for Families
      B-
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $45,843
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $917
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $126,890
    National
    $184,700

    St. Pius X. High School Reviews

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    As a secular individual, it was a jarring experience at first being in a catholic high school. However, there was more to my four years than just faith, I've had first-hand experiences with diversity, challenge, and improvement. This not only built my drive to do well, both academically and as a person, but also prepared me for my freshman year in college.

    St. Pius X brings in a rich variety of well-educated teachers and students alike, varying in races, cultural backgrounds, and faiths. Even the theology courses, though can admittedly enforce some politically conservative information onto students, can remain usually open-minded, and have valuable lectures and discussions about humanity, faiths, and knowledge of important texts deemed sacred (which also go hand-in-hand with the history courses). Although I'm an introvert, I found a strong support system within the faculty when I cooperated and kept both my discipline and my grades up. You get out what you put into it!
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    We like St Pius and it's really one of the great high schools in the area. My older one is a rising sophomore. During the first couple of weeks, he was lagging behind a little bit but he was able to get help from the school teachers after class. The support here really helped him catch up with his peers. That's a huge relief for us! He loves the clubs and sports in the school. As parents, we have nothing to complain as long as our little one is learning and growing.
    St. Pius offer a small prep school atmosphere with low student to teacher ratios. The athletic program is excellent and advanced placement curriculum is available to those who want it. The student body is filled with polite and well-mannered students from all backgrounds. The school has a highly diverse student body with strong representation from all races, ethnicities, and socio-economic status, so it is not just a "rich kid" school. There is a dress code which minimizes the need to keep up with the latest fashions and makes students from different economic strata indistinguishable. The main critique of the school are its dated facilities, particularly for athletics, however the school has embarked on a major capital campaign that will make it's facilities among the best in the area over the coming years. Very happy with the decision to send our daughter to SPX.