Accountability rating (2018-2019)

C

Houston Heights High School: C

Total students

165

Avg. teacher experience

11.6 years

Houston Heights High School: 11.6 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

91.3 %

Houston Heights High School: 91.3%

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 2019-2020 school year, it had 165 students. 93.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 0% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

The school received an accountability rating of C for the previous school year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year.

In the Class of 2019, 91.3% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 4.5% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at Houston Heights Charter School was 976 for 2018-2019 graduates. The average ACT score was 15.8.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $51,792, which is $5,299 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 11.6 years of experience.

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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 2008 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

Race and ethnicity

Total students

165

African American

27 (16.4%)

Houston Heights High School: 16.4%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

126 (76.4%)

Houston Heights High School: 76.4%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

11 (6.7%)

Houston Heights High School: 6.7%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

1 (0.6%)

Houston Heights High School: 0.6%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

16.4%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

76.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

6.7%

Two or more races

0.6%

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

93.3 %

Houston Heights High School: 93.3%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

89.7 %

Houston Heights High School: 89.7%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

93.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

89.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

N/A

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

52.1 %

Houston Heights High School: 52.1%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

12.7 %

Houston Heights High School: 12.7%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

N/A

Career and technical

52.1%

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

12.7%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

91.3 %

Houston Heights High School: 91.3%

Statewide: 90%

African American

100 %

Houston Heights High School: 100%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

90.5 %

Houston Heights High School: 90.5%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

77.8 %

Houston Heights High School: 77.8%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

Masked

Houston Heights High School: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

100.0%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

90.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

77.8%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 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

4.5 %

Houston Heights High School: 4.5%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Houston Heights High School: Masked

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

5.5 %

Houston Heights High School: 5.5%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Houston Heights High School: Masked

Statewide: 2.1%

White

6.7 %

Houston Heights High School: 6.7%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

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 2018-2019 school year.

All students

0.7 %

Houston Heights High School: 0.7%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

Masked

Houston Heights High School: Masked

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 21.2%

White

0 %

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

Masked

Houston Heights High School: Masked

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 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: 51%

African American

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

Masked

Houston Heights High School: Masked

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Houston Heights High School: N/A

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, 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

976

Houston Heights High School: 976

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

15.8

Houston Heights High School: 15.8

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 students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

36.7 %

Houston Heights High School: 36.7%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

19.3 %

Houston Heights High School: 19.3%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

17.4 %

Houston Heights High School: 17.4%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

36.7%

Math

19.3%

Reading + Math

17.4%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

17.5

African American

2 (11.2%)

Houston Heights High School: 11.2%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

4.9 (28.1%)

Houston Heights High School: 28.1%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

10.6 (60.7%)

Houston Heights High School: 60.7%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Houston Heights High School: 0%

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: 1.3%

Bachelor's

12.6 (72.3%)

Houston Heights High School: 72.3%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

4.8 (27.7%)

Houston Heights High School: 27.7%

Statewide: 24.5%

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 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

9.4

Houston Heights High School: 9.4

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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

11.6 years

Houston Heights High School: 11.6 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

$51,792

Houston Heights High School: $51,792

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$40,916

Houston Heights High School: $40,916

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$48,922

Houston Heights High School: $48,922

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$46,568

Houston Heights High School: $46,568

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$57,321

Houston Heights High School: $57,321

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$66,442

Houston Heights High School: $66,442

Statewide: $65,449

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