Best Houston Public High Schools by AP Scores

AP stands for Advanced Placement, which is a national curriculum for very smart high school students administered by the College Board. The College Board is the same non-profit organization that administers the SAT college admissions test. The College Board offers AP curricula in 38 subjects ranging from Art History to English Literature to Physics to Chinese, but most schools [...]

Top Houston Public High Schools by SAT Scores

Together with the ACT, the SAT is one of the most widely administered college admissions tests in the United States; more than 3 million high school students take these tests annually. As such, these scores are among the best to use when comparing the relative college-preparedness of a high school's graduates. The tables below show three sets of numbers: [...]

Houston’s Best Public Schools by STAAR Results

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 [...]

Top Houston ISD Magnet Pre-Kindergarten Schools

There were 3 magnet schools that accepted 3-year old students, and 7 magnet schools that accepted 4-year old students. However, admission priority at pre-kindergarten is strongly for disadvantaged families, and for these students there is no tuition to attend. (Image Caption - With 173 applications for 30 seats, Wilson Montessori is one of the most popular and difficult to [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 - [...]