Houston’s National Merit Semifinalists for 2020-2021

The 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition was a great year for Houston-area high school seniors. There were 438 area students who scored in the top 1% on the PSAT to earn the celebrated "Semifinalist" designation. Versus 386 Semifinalists in the previous year, there were 13% more brilliant students in Houston this go around. A National Merit Semifinalist (NMSF) is [...]

By |2020-09-14T14:44:58-05:00September 14th, 2020|Analysis, Featured, Houston's Best Schools|0 Comments

Houston Private School Tuition 2019

Private school is expensive. Regardless of grade level, Houston private school tuition will set families back about $22,166 a year per child. At $15,626, Catholic schools represent a holy grail of savings or nearly 30% versus the city average. We currently track tuition for about 45 of the most popular Houston-area private schools. The cost below does not include [...]

By |2019-08-15T16:38:02-05:00August 1st, 2019|Analysis, Featured, Private 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 - [...]