Friendswood High School

322 reviews
  1. Friendswood Independent School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
702 Greenbriar Dr
Friendswood, TX 77546
Telephone
(281) 482-3413
Website

Friendswood High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1210
170 responses
Average ACT
27
86 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
AP Enrollment
31%
AP Exam Pass Rate
82%
Advanced Math Enrollment
High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    47%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    51%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    2%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 135 responses
  • Friday football
    17%
  • Shattered Dreams production
    17%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Theatre performances
    11%
  • Band plays "Balls" at every pep rally
    10%
  • Singing fight song on bus from away games
    9%
  • Pep rally
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,165
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,573
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.61 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.61 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.61 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,127/ year
National
$11,890
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses

Reviews

322 reviews
  • Excellent
    78
  • Very Good
    149
  • Average
    84
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    0
The school itself is very team spirited with lots of nice people, but much like the typical high school is filled with all types of different cliques. The teachers are friendly, but do not do a good job at preparing for college. It is a very rich town with lots of people who act like they do not know what hard work is, because their parents do everything for them. Despite the negatives I actually had some great memories at this school. A few of my favorite experiences were at the Friday night football games when we would make signs, paint ourselves white and blue, and cheer on our Friendswood Mustangs!
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago
I loved it here! I mean there are times where you just don't want to be at school anymore but what kid isn't like that? I loved the four years that I have been in band. The competitions, football games, contests, and friends that I have made will be engraved in my heart and these memories I will never let them go! If I've already graduated from college and got my degree then I wouldn't come back to do it again. Although if we were to go back in time and relive the four years I've been at this school, then that is a different story!
  • Niche User
  • Mar 20 2014
At Friendswood High School, the teachers tend to keep an organized method of teaching. They consider the most common weak points of students and effectively build their lesson plans around these. Each teacher has an immense amount of knowledge in their respective field and are there for their students most mornings and afternoons. By putting the lessons taught in a way that younger students could understand, they are effective in helping students achieve an understanding. They also encourage students to excel further by placing challenging problems for students to solve in every lesson. There also exists a consistency in the grading method of each teacher. Each test and quiz is marked in accordance with all the necessary items and points are deducted depending on importance of item. I can safely say that if I went to another school, I believe I would not be receiving the highest education possible.
  • High School Senior
  • 11 months ago