Houston Independent School District

105 reviews
  1. Houston, TX
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
4400 W 18th St
Houston, TX 77092
Telephone
(713) 556-6000

Houston Independent School District Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1050
3,797 responses
Average ACT
25
713 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
211,552
Free or Reduced Lunch
80.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,564
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
$2,096,600,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,310/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    6%

Reviews

105 reviews
  • Excellent
    24
  • Very Good
    44
  • Average
    27
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    5
I was a student under this district. It is one of the worsts school districts ever. They don't care about the students. All they care about is their money and reputations. They allow students to pass/skip grade levels even when they don't know anything. There have been kids that I have met that can't even read and their in the 8th grade, HOW?! When I was attending Key Middle School we had mold inside of the whole school and were forced to share a school with our rivals, Fleming. What a terrible decision that was. There were fights almost everyday, no protection from the Fleming students, and classes were very crowded. It was so hard to learn. Going to key middle school made me miss out a lot on my education and every other former classmate of mine thinks so as well. After leaving that school and going to high school I noticed how much I was behind in every subject. I was very happy to leave this district.
  • Niche User
  • 1 month ago
Houston's Independent School District has a developed system .Their teacher's are well educated have enthusiasm in teaching and expect students to bring out their potential in classes.There are a lot of options for students to show their talent and strongest knowledge on a course.They have a variety of academics that will help students succeed throughout High school.I recently moved to Houston from Miami, and overall I have seen a big difference in their system.The only concern i have is the district's bus transportation.They should hire professional drivers that are willing to care for their passengers.
  • Junior
  • 3 months ago
I have been though many school districts including Alief and Cypress, but HISD has so far been a favorite because of the acception I got from staff members and students. The education is outstanding and is always put first as well as being a student athlete, I feel as if it was a great choice!
  • Senior
  • 14 days ago