Houston Independent School District

76 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

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  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1050
3,664 responses
Average ACT
26
684 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%

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

76 reviews
  • Excellent
    18
  • Very Good
    34
  • Average
    19
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    2
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
  • 2 months ago
I have been in HISD for 7 years. This school districts is one of the best! It focuses and is very hands on with students. My experience for the last 7 years have been great. At first i was apart of PISD then when we moved i was enrolled into Mading Elementary School. There I was taught well and they made sure i understood what i learned each day. Then I went the remainder of my school years in Hisd I went on to Thomas Middle School And Sterling Aviation High shool
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
Energy does something called Project Based Learning, which can be a good thing, but it has its cons. I feel that some teachers at Energy, not all, do not teach. In some classes, you will find that the students end up learning the course material on their own, or with their peers. In some cases, all the teachers do is assign the project. Forgive me for saying this, but is this what we are paying our good tax dollars for? Teacher that don't teach? Now, I do love Energy, and I want my school to grow to be a better school for the future students, which is why I'm saying all of this. Just because the school is a Project Based Learning school does not mean the teachers don't have to teach. I believe that ALL teachers at Energy should do what one of my past Energy teachers did, which was teach the course material as we worked on the project. I hope Energy makes this change and grows to be more organized within the administration.
  • Senior
  • 17 days ago