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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    NG
  6. Health & Safety
    NG
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    NG
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Texas Connections Academy at Houston is an above average, public, charter, online school located in Houston, TX. It has 5,947 students in grades 3-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 40 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

Texas Connections Academy at Houston Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
47%
Average SAT
1150
166 responses
Average ACT
26
46 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
55%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Field Trips
    42%
  • na
    25%
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,947
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
40:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,258
Teachers in First/Second Year
47.8%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses
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TCA has been an answered prayer for my high school education. I was stuck between choosing to go to my local high school or another high school that was a 15 minute drive from my house. Both did not have the kind of atmosphere that TCA created, where teachers love their jobs and are available for helping you complete your education. The fact that it is online gives it flexibility and more course opportunities versus a brick-and-mortar school! It's not for everyone as you are required to have a lot of self-discipline to get the most out of school and be successful. If you are self-motivated, then this school provides a second option to traditional education.
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Texas Connections Academy is an online public school. An online highschool education can be difficult because it is ultimately up to the student to remain on task. However, the teachers were very helpful, motivating, and informative. Connections uses an online system that is user-friendly and easy to navigate. The administration is always ready to help if you have questions and the teachers are easily accessible! The content is the same as a brick and mortar school would be, they do not cut corners. Also, Connections encourages students to take the AP test. I was able to take three AP tests for free because Connections covered the cost for students that tested at their local Houston testing center. There are online video lectures where the students can interact with the teacher and fellow classmates. The only thing I would improve is the class selection, some classes were not available (like Agriculture classes).
Texas Connections Academy at Houston is a great school! They prepare you for college during 8th grade. The diversity at the school is excellent! The teachers are amazing and very kind. They try to prepare you for tests ahead of time and really do their best. There are tons of clubs and activity's. The school website could be more updated as it looks like it's from 2012, but other than that it's a great school.