Accountability rating

C

Houston Heights High School: C

Total students

192

Avg. teacher experience

11.5 years

Houston Heights High School: 11.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

75.3 %

Houston Heights High School: 75.3%

Statewide: 90%

Houston Heights Charter School is a charter high school in Houston, TX, in the Houston Heights High School school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 192 students. The school received an accountability rating of C. 85.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 0% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $48,850, which is $5,272 less than the state average. The average SAT score at Houston Heights Charter School was 871. The average ACT score was 16.0. In the Class of 2018, 75.3% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 4.1%.

Contact information

Address

1125 Lawrence St
Houston, TX 77008

Office phone number

(713) 868-9797

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Houston Heights Charter School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 04. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 04.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

192

African American

33 (17.2%)

Houston Heights High School: 17.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

144 (75%)

Houston Heights High School: 75%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.5%)

Houston Heights High School: 0.5%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

11 (5.7%)

Houston Heights High School: 5.7%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

3 (1.6%)

Houston Heights High School: 1.6%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

17.2%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

75.0%

Pacific Islander

0.5%

White

5.7%

Two or more races

1.6%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

85.4 %

Houston Heights High School: 85.4%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

81.3 %

Houston Heights High School: 81.3%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

85.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

81.3%

Limited Eng. proficiency

N/A

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

57.3 %

Houston Heights High School: 57.3%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

4.7 %

Houston Heights High School: 4.7%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

14.6 %

Houston Heights High School: 14.6%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

N/A

Career and technical

57.3%

Gifted and talented

4.7%

Special education

14.6%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Overall

C

Houston Heights High School: C

Student achievement

B

Houston Heights High School: B

School progress

B

Houston Heights High School: B

Closing the gaps

F

Houston Heights High School: F

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2019 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2014-2015 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2018. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

75.3 %

Houston Heights High School: 75.3%

Statewide: 90%

African American

71.4 %

Houston Heights High School: 71.4%

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

75.3 %

Houston Heights High School: 75.3%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

77.8 %

Houston Heights High School: 77.8%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

71.4%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

75.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

77.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2017-2018 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

4.1 %

Houston Heights High School: 4.1%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

5.1 %

Houston Heights High School: 5.1%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Houston Heights High School: Masked

Statewide: 2.7%

White

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 1.6%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2017-2018 school year.

All students

0.8 %

Houston Heights High School: 0.8%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

Masked

Houston Heights High School: Masked

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 20.2%

White

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 28.9%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2017-2018 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

Masked

Houston Heights High School: Masked

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 51%

Asian

Masked

Houston Heights High School: Masked

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 62.8%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2018, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

871

Houston Heights High School: 871

Statewide: 1036

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2018. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

16.0

Houston Heights High School: 16.0

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2018.

Reading

16.5 %

Houston Heights High School: 16.5%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

5.9 %

Houston Heights High School: 5.9%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

4.7 %

Houston Heights High School: 4.7%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

16.5%

Math

5.9%

Reading + Math

4.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

17.6

African American

2.9 (16.7%)

Houston Heights High School: 16.7%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

3.9 (22.4%)

Houston Heights High School: 22.4%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

9.7 (55.4%)

Houston Heights High School: 55.4%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

1 (5.6%)

Houston Heights High School: 5.6%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

11.8 (66.9%)

Houston Heights High School: 66.9%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

5.8 (33.1%)

Houston Heights High School: 33.1%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

10.9

Houston Heights High School: 10.9

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

11.5 years

Houston Heights High School: 11.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$48,850

Houston Heights High School: $48,850

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$44,710

Houston Heights High School: $44,710

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$44,470

Houston Heights High School: $44,470

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$47,834

Houston Heights High School: $47,834

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$63,222

Houston Heights High School: $63,222

Statewide: $62,039

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