Accountability rating

C

Houston ISD: B

Total students

1,035

Avg. teacher experience

9.7 years

Houston ISD: 10.6 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

72.5 %

Houston ISD: 80.9%

Statewide: 90%

Furr High School is a high school in Houston, TX, in the Houston ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 1,035 students. The school received an accountability rating of C. 69% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 20.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $56,077, which is $1,955 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Furr High School was 892. The average ACT score was 16.2. In the Class of 2018, 72.5% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 8.1%.

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Contact information

Website

www.houstonisd.org

Address

520 Mercury
Houston, TX 77013-5217

Office phone number

(713) 675-1118

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Furr High 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

Ethnicity

Total students

1,035

African American

174 (16.8%)

Houston ISD: 23.3%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (0.2%)

Houston ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

6 (0.6%)

Houston ISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

836 (80.8%)

Houston ISD: 62%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.1%)

Houston ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

13 (1.3%)

Houston ISD: 9%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

3 (0.3%)

Houston ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

16.8%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

0.6%

Hispanic

80.8%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

1.3%

Two or more races

0.3%

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

69 %

Houston ISD: 65.3%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

94 %

Houston ISD: 79.9%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

21.8 %

Houston ISD: 31.8%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

69.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

94.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

21.8%

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

20.7 %

Houston ISD: 32.4%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

86.8 %

Houston ISD: 20.6%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

4.3 %

Houston ISD: 15.8%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

11.4 %

Houston ISD: 7.4%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

20.7%

Career and technical

86.8%

Gifted and talented

4.3%

Special education

11.4%

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 ISD: B

Student achievement

C

Houston ISD: C

School progress

B

Houston ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Houston ISD: B

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

72.5 %

Houston ISD: 80.9%

Statewide: 90%

African American

75.5 %

Houston ISD: 80.2%

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

Masked

Houston ISD: 68.4%

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

Masked

Houston ISD: 94.1%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

70.7 %

Houston ISD: 80.8%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Houston ISD: 66.7%

Statewide: 86.4%

White

83.3 %

Houston ISD: 78.7%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Houston ISD: 82.5%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

75.5%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

70.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

83.3%

Two or more races

Masked

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

8.1 %

Houston ISD: 4%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Houston ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

7.2 %

Houston ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Houston ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

8.3 %

Houston ISD: 4.1%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Houston ISD: 6.3%

Statewide: 2.7%

White

8.3 %

Houston ISD: 3.8%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Houston ISD: 3.9%

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

27.6 %

Houston ISD: 38%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

16.1 %

Houston ISD: 29.3%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

Masked

Houston ISD: 35.7%

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

Masked

Houston ISD: 73.7%

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

29.8 %

Houston ISD: 37%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Houston ISD: 46.2%

Statewide: 20.2%

White

20 %

Houston ISD: 46.3%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

Masked

Houston ISD: 47.6%

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

13.1 %

Houston ISD: 41.2%

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

0 %

Houston ISD: 20.6%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

Masked

Houston ISD: 24%

Statewide: 51%

Asian

Masked

Houston ISD: 77.6%

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

13.8 %

Houston ISD: 35.3%

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Houston ISD: 41.7%

Statewide: 52.5%

White

Masked

Houston ISD: 71.3%

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

Masked

Houston ISD: 65.4%

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

892

Houston ISD: 974

Statewide: 1036

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

16.2

Houston ISD: 22.5

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

40.1 %

Houston ISD: 55.9%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

25 %

Houston ISD: 42%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

23.4 %

Houston ISD: 38.5%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

40.1%

Math

25.0%

Reading + Math

23.4%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

58.7

African American

18 (30.7%)

Houston ISD: 36.1%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

5 (8.5%)

Houston ISD: 5.7%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

9.9 (16.9%)

Houston ISD: 29.7%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

24.5 (41.8%)

Houston ISD: 26.7%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

1.3 (2.2%)

Houston ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

4 (6.8%)

Houston ISD: 4.6%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

30.5 (52%)

Houston ISD: 70.9%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

20.2 (34.3%)

Houston ISD: 23.1%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

4 (6.8%)

Houston ISD: 1.4%

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

17.6

Houston ISD: 18.2

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

9.7 years

Houston ISD: 10.6 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

$56,077

Houston ISD: $54,125

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$52,530

Houston ISD: $47,385

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$52,744

Houston ISD: $50,369

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$58,054

Houston ISD: $53,128

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$53,182

Houston ISD: $55,304

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$70,737

Houston ISD: $64,769

Statewide: $62,039

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