About Shelby Joe

Shelby Joe is the Publisher of Houston School Survey. He is the founder of Piqosity, a Houston-based adaptive, online learning platform. He began his career in education in 2003, when he founded General Academic out of his dorm room at Rice University. He holds a BA in Political Science. In his limited free time, he enjoys traveling and hunting for bargains.

Top Houston ISD Magnet High Schools

DeBakey assumed the top spot for the first time followed by Carnegie Vanguard and Bellaire High School. Qualified families had about a 34% chance of getting into a top high school. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 5,946 students submitted 16,659 applications for 9th grade to 39 HISD magnet high schools. (Image Caption - With 1,606 applications for 300 seats, [...]

By |2019-08-08T22:26:22-05:00July 29th, 2019|Analysis, HISD Schools|0 Comments

Top Houston ISD Magnet Middle Schools

Pin Oak, Lanier, and T.H. Rogers middle schools retained their titles as the most popular choices. Qualified families had about a 40% chance of getting into a top middle school. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 4,361 students submitted 11,431 applications for 6th grade to 34 HISD magnet middle schools. (Image Caption - With 1,735 applications for 140 seats, Pin [...]

By |2019-08-08T22:26:53-05:00July 29th, 2019|Analysis, HISD Schools|0 Comments

Top Houston ISD Magnet Elementary Schools

River Oaks, TH Rogers, and Harvard elementary schools retained their titles as the most popular choices. Qualified families had an average of 20% chance of getting into one of the top schools. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 2,548 students submitted 6,491 applications for kindergarten to 58 HISD magnet elementary schools. (Image Caption - With 710 applications for 40 seats, [...]

By |2019-09-05T14:24:43-05:00July 29th, 2019|Analysis, HISD Schools|0 Comments

Top Houston ISD (HISD) Magnet Schools of 2019

The most popular Houston magnet schools were River Oaks Elementary, Pin Oak Middle School, and DeBakey High School for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Families had about a 20%-40% chance of gaining admission to a desirable magnet school for a prime entry year, the year when the most number of seats are available for a given school. (Image Caption - [...]

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