The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests are the primary, quantitative measure of academic performance for Texas public schools. All public school students in grades 3-12 take some number of STAAR tests. The tests are administered every spring in core subjects including reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students’ scores are lumped into four performance categories:

  1. Did Not Meet Grade Level – Like an “F” on a regular report card
  2. Approaches Grade Level – C
  3. Meets Grade Level – B
  4. Masters Grade Level – A

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) claims that students who score in the top two levels, “Meets” or “Masters,” have a more than 60% chance of passing college courses. Masters Grade Level is the highest performance score level that a student can achieve and generally represents the top 20% of tested students.

A Texas public school’s Report Card will always show the percentage of enrolled students who scored in each of the four performance categories. This ranking looks specifically at the percentage of a school’s students who scored in the highest, “Masters Grade Level” performance category.

Top Houston ISD Schools by STAAR “Masters” Scores

wdt_ID Rank School Grades All-STAAR Science-STAAR Math-STAAR Reading-STAAR
1 1 T H ROGERS SCHOOL 'EE - 12 70 69 70 69
2 2 WEST UNIVERSITY EL 'KG - 05 68 57 72 68
3 3 RIVER OAKS EL 'KG - 05 61 43 67 65
4 4 MANDARIN IMMERSION MAGNET SCHOOL 'PK - 07 57 40 64 58
5 5 TWAIN EL 'EE - 05 55 45 60 57
6 6 CONDIT EL 'PK - 05 50 35 56 54
7 7 KOLTER EL 'EE - 05 50 56 52 52
8 8 OAK FOREST EL 'PK - 05 43 35 47 49
9 9 FIELD EL 'PK - 05 41 27 46 48
10 10 LOVETT EL 'EE - 05 38 29 45 42
Rank School Grades All-STAAR Science-STAAR Math-STAAR Reading-STAAR
wdt_ID Rank School Grades All-STAAR Science-STAAR Math-STAAR Reading-STAAR Social Studies-STAAR
1 1 T H ROGERS SCHOOL 'EE - 12 70 69 70 69 79
2 2 LANIER MIDDLE '06 - 08 60 61 61 63 60
3 3 MANDARIN IMMERSION MAGNET SCHOOL 'PK - 07 57 40 64 58 0
4 4 PROJECT CHRYSALIS MIDDLE '06 - 08 52 78 58 44 63
5 5 PIN OAK MIDDLE '06 - 08 48 66 45 52 44
6 6 BRIARMEADOW CHARTER 'PK - 08 37 23 44 37 42
7 7 BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ACADEMY '06 - 08 36 47 33 40 34
8 8 ENERGIZED FOR STEM ACADEMY SOUTHWE '06 - 08 34 32 43 32 31
9 9 WEST BRIAR MIDDLE '06 - 08 33 40 29 33 46
10 10 SHARPSTOWN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL '06 - 12 32 29 44 23 44
Rank School Grades All-STAAR Science-STAAR Math-STAAR Reading-STAAR Social Studies-STAAR