Total students

215,408

Students per teacher

18.7

Statewide: 15.1

Avg. teacher experience

10.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

80.5 %

Statewide: 89.1%

Houston ISD is a school district in Houston, TX. As of the 2016-2017 school year, it had 215,408 students. The school received an accountability rating of “met standard.” 67.5% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 31.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $53,471, which is $946 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 10.4 years of experience. The average SAT score at Houston ISD was 1251. The average ACT score was 21.1. In the Class of 2016 , 80.5% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 4%.

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Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Houston ISD are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 04. Students who started eighth grade in 2006 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher ed outcomes in Region 04.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

215,408

African American

51,574 (23.9%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

531 (0.2%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

8,316 (3.9%)

Statewide: 4.2%

Hispanic

133,776 (62.1%)

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

175 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.1%

White

18,753 (8.7%)

Statewide: 28.1%

Two or more races

2,283 (1.1%)

Statewide: 2.2%

African American

23.9%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

3.9%

Hispanic

62.1%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

8.7%

Two or more races

1.1%

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

67.5 %

Statewide: 50.3%

Economically disadvantaged

77.1 %

Statewide: 59%

Limited English proficiency

31.8 %

Statewide: 18.9%

At-risk students

67.5%

Econ. disadvantaged

77.1%

Limited Eng. proficiency

31.8%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2016-2017 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

31.9 %

Statewide: 18.8%

Career and Technical

19 %

Statewide: 25%

Gifted and Talented

15.1 %

Statewide: 7.8%

Special Education

7 %

Statewide: 8.8%

Bilingual/ESL

31.9%

Career and technical

19.0%

Gifted and talented

15.1%

Special education

7.0%

Academics

Accountability rating

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state’s academic accountability system. Possible ratings are as follows: Met standard, Met alternative standard, Improvement required, Not rated and Not rated: Data integrity issues.

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2017 Accountability Manual.

Accountability rating

Met standard

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2012-2013 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2016. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

80.5 %

Statewide: 89.1%

African American

78.8 %

Statewide: 85.4%

American Indian

70.7 %

Statewide: 87.4%

Asian

94.5 %

Statewide: 95.7%

Hispanic

80.3 %

Statewide: 86.9%

Pacific Islander

76.2 %

Statewide: 88%

White

81.2 %

Statewide: 93.4%

Two or more races

78.9 %

Statewide: 90.8%

African American

78.8%

American Indian

70.7%

Asian

94.5%

Hispanic

80.3%

Pacific Islander

76.2%

White

81.2%

Two or more races

78.9%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2015-2016 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 %

Statewide: 2%

American Indian

6.9 %

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

4.2 %

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0.9 %

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

3.9 %

Statewide: 2.4%

Pacific Islander

4.9 %

Statewide: 2.6%

White

4.9 %

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

3.5 %

Statewide: 1.5%

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 2015-2016 school year.

All students

36.8 %

Statewide: 25.5%

African American

29.6 %

Statewide: 17.2%

American Indian

30.6 %

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

73.1 %

Statewide: 59.3%

Hispanic

35.7 %

Statewide: 23.1%

Pacific Islander

40.5 %

Statewide: 25.1%

White

45.7 %

Statewide: 27.9%

Two or more races

43.8 %

Statewide: 29%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2015-2016 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

37.2 %

Statewide: 49.5%

African American

17.4 %

Statewide: 28.2%

American Indian

22.7 %

Statewide: 47.6%

Asian

77.1 %

Statewide: 72.9%

Hispanic

31.4 %

Statewide: 37.3%

Pacific Islander

40 %

Statewide: 48%

White

67 %

Statewide: 63.3%

Two or more races

56.2 %

Statewide: 60.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2016, 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

1251

Statewide: 1375

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2016. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

21.1

Statewide: 20.3

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in English or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the TAKS exit-level test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2016.

English

40.2 %

Statewide: 50.6%

Math

33.8 %

Statewide: 44.6%

English + Math

29.9 %

Statewide: 38.7%

English

40.2%

Math

33.8%

English + Math

29.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

11,545.8

African American

4,179.5 (36.2%)

Statewide: 10.2%

American Indian

35.6 (0.3%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

614.2 (5.3%)

Statewide: 1.5%

Hispanic

3,306.4 (28.6%)

Statewide: 26.6%

Pacific Islander

16 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.4%

White

3,266.7 (28.3%)

Statewide: 59.8%

Two or more races

127.5 (1.1%)

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

708.7 (6.1%)

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

7,744.5 (67.1%)

Statewide: 74.5%

Master's

2,920.7 (25.3%)

Statewide: 23.6%

Doctorate

171.9 (1.5%)

Statewide: 0.6%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2016-2017.

Students per teacher

18.7

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2016-2017 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

10.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 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

$53,471

Statewide: $52,525

Beginner

$50,541

Statewide: $46,199

1 to 5 years

$50,294

Statewide: $48,779

6 to 10 years

$51,777

Statewide: $51,184

11 to 20 years

$53,872

Statewide: $54,396

20+ years

$63,191

Statewide: $60,913

All campuses

Elementary schools

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