65 reviews
  1. Houston, TX
  2. PK, K-12
  3. Private
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
201 Kinkaid School Dr
Houston, TX 77024
Telephone
(713) 782-1640
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,000

Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.

The Kinkaid School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Data not available
Average SAT
1400
49 responses
Average ACT
32
58 responses

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
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 40 responses
  • Interim Term
    28%
  • The Kinkaid-St. John's Football Game at Rice U.
    18%
  • Field Day
    15%
  • SOK Week
    15%
  • Spring Musical
    15%
  • All Vasity Sports Events
    10%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,405
Free or Reduced Lunch
Data not available
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
Data not available
National
$11,890
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Kinkaid strives to produce well-rounded students and in my opinion as long as the student is willing to put in the effort needed, Kinkaid succeeds in doing that. I was given so many more opportunities to participate in a broad spectrum of activities than my friends who attended Houston publics schools and even my friends who attended other top tier private schools in the area. I played on 3 sports teams all four years of high school. I also participated in the choir for four years, the spring musical for 2 years and took AP and honors classes all throughout my career at Kinkaid. I found teachers to be understanding of all my activities and were willing to work with me to make sure I got everything taken care, especially when my athletic involvement began to require travel. My teachers were also supportive and encouraging, keeping up with my activities and my interests even after I was no longer in their classes. Teachers were always in attendance at big sporting events and major performances cheering on their students. I felt that the teachers at Kinkaid understood what the school was trying to accomplish and encouraged student involvement in after school activities. I appreciated the benefit of having such a well-rounded education that consisted of arts, athletics, and academics. It is one of the most unique things Kinkaid offers students. However, Kinkaid is very competitive. Students are always striving to be the best and brightest. It is not a place for those without a competitive drive or a desire to continue to improve. Sometimes, the competitiveness can drive a student away. However, I think that if a student at Kinkaid is willing to exert the efforts required of them they can receive an education that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. While the teachers, facilities and opportunities at Kinkaid all play an important role, it does eventually come down to the student's willingness to participate and desire to be a high achiever.
I had some really excellent teachers when I attended who definitely helped prepare me for the real world. I would say your average Kinkaid teacher is extremely knowledgable about their subject and willing to help students. Of course, there are always teachers that do not exactly meet the standard set by their co-workers but overall the teachers at Kinkaid are extremely smart, supportive, caring, and available. I had many teachers come watch my sports teams play or my choir and musical performances, using their free time to come support and encourage their students in all aspects of their education.
Depending on which crowd you're in, you can be very focused on academics. Teachers will push you if you're willing and give individual help, though parents seem to have a very big impact on how the school treats you. The leadership opportunities and some awards are chosen with vague standards and are very scarce.