Houston Heights High School

1125 Lawrence Dr, Houston, TX 77008 | (713) 868-9797
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 201
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 201 high school students from grades 9-12
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Yes
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Richard Mik
  • Fax: (713) 868-9750
School Operational Details
  • Alternative School
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Charter School
School District Details
  • Houston Gateway Academy Inc
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,891
  • Graduation Rate: 100.0%
  • Dropout Rate: 9.5%
  • Students Per Teacher: 10.8
  • Enrolled Students: 201

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 201
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 18.7
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 10.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 95 (47.3%)
  • Females: 106 (52.7%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 21 (10.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 138 (68.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 159 (79.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Houston Heights High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black5527.4%
Asian21.0%
Hispanic12964.2%
White157.5%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Houston Heights High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade3617.9%
10th Grade6029.9%
11th Grade3215.9%
12th Grade7336.3%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
30.0%
District:
30.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
29.0%
District:
25.0%
State:
60.0%
Graduation & Dropout Rates (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
64.4%
District:
64.4%
State:
80.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
5.1%
District:
5.1%
State:
9.4%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
5.1
District:
5.1
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
53.6%
District:
53.6%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
5.4%
District:
5.4%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
26.8%
District:
26.8%
State:
24.4%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$105,378
District:
$105,378
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$41,918
District:
$41,918
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$32,186
District:
$32,186
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$38,986
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$80,000
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$45,332
State:
$50,153
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Houston Heights High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on TAKS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
AYP and Performance (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes
SAT & ACT Exam Details (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT or ACT Exam
School:
45.5%
District:
45.5%
State:
61.5%
Percent of Test Takers Above Exam Criteria
School:
10.0%
District:
10.0%
State:
26.9%
ACT Average Score
School:
16.0
District:
16.0
State:
20.5

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201069.0%69.0%70.0%
200946.0%46.0%67.0%
200824.0%24.0%60.0%
 
Reading Test
201092.0%92.0%92.0%
200975.0%75.0%87.0%
200872.0%72.0%84.0%
 
Science Test
200811.0%--
 
Social Studies Test
20081.0%--
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201080.0%80.0%90.0%
200982.0%82.0%88.0%
200888.0%88.0%86.0%
 
Math Test
201050.0%50.0%74.0%
200969.0%69.0%65.0%
200859.0%59.0%63.0%
 
Science Test
201050.0%50.0%74.0%
200942.0%42.0%66.0%
200858.0%58.0%64.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201073.0%73.0%93.0%
200987.0%87.0%90.0%
200889.0%89.0%88.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201091.0%91.0%93.0%
200987.0%87.0%92.0%
200880.0%80.0%90.0%
 
Math Test
201073.0%73.0%89.0%
200981.0%81.0%81.0%
200831.0%31.0%79.0%
 
Science Test
201088.0%88.0%91.0%
200989.0%89.0%85.0%
200860.0%60.0%80.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201093.0%93.0%98.0%
200995.0%95.0%97.0%
200879.0%79.0%95.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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