Accountability rating

B

Houston ISD: B

Total students

2,377

Avg. teacher experience

13.3 years

Houston ISD: 10.6 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

96.5 %

Houston ISD: 80.9%

Statewide: 90%

Heights High School is a high school in Houston, TX, in the Houston ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 2,377 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 58.5% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 4.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $57,789, which is $3,667 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Heights High School was 968. The average ACT score was 20.7. In the Class of 2018, 96.5% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.4%.

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Contact information

Website

www.houstonisd.org

Address

413 E 13th St
Houston, TX 77008-7021

Office phone number

(713) 865-4400

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Heights 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

2,377

African American

259 (10.9%)

Houston ISD: 23.3%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

9 (0.4%)

Houston ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

27 (1.1%)

Houston ISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

1,870 (78.7%)

Houston ISD: 62%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

198 (8.3%)

Houston ISD: 9%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

14 (0.6%)

Houston ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

10.9%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

1.1%

Hispanic

78.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

8.3%

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

58.5 %

Houston ISD: 65.3%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

69.8 %

Houston ISD: 79.9%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

4.5 %

Houston ISD: 31.8%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

58.5%

Econ. disadvantaged

69.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

4.5%

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

4.9 %

Houston ISD: 32.4%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

95.9 %

Houston ISD: 20.6%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

24.2 %

Houston ISD: 15.8%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

7.2 %

Houston ISD: 7.4%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

4.9%

Career and technical

95.9%

Gifted and talented

24.2%

Special education

7.2%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

B

Houston ISD: B

Student achievement

B

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

96.5 %

Houston ISD: 80.9%

Statewide: 90%

African American

91.2 %

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

97.8 %

Houston ISD: 80.8%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Houston ISD: 66.7%

Statewide: 86.4%

White

93.8 %

Houston ISD: 78.7%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Houston ISD: 82.5%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

91.2%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

97.8%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

93.8%

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

0.4 %

Houston ISD: 4%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Houston ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

1 %

Houston ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Houston ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0.3 %

Houston ISD: 4.1%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Houston ISD: 6.3%

Statewide: 2.7%

White

0.6 %

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

46.7 %

Houston ISD: 38%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

30.1 %

Houston ISD: 29.3%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

Masked

Houston ISD: 35.7%

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

40 %

Houston ISD: 73.7%

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

46.3 %

Houston ISD: 37%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Houston ISD: 46.2%

Statewide: 20.2%

White

76.7 %

Houston ISD: 46.3%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

83.3 %

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

30.6 %

Houston ISD: 41.2%

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

20.6 %

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

28.5 %

Houston ISD: 35.3%

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Houston ISD: 41.7%

Statewide: 52.5%

White

50 %

Houston ISD: 71.3%

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

40 %

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

968

Houston ISD: 974

Statewide: 1036

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

20.7

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

59.1 %

Houston ISD: 55.9%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

40.5 %

Houston ISD: 42%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

38.3 %

Houston ISD: 38.5%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

59.1%

Math

40.5%

Reading + Math

38.3%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

120.2

African American

34.8 (29%)

Houston ISD: 36.1%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

8 (6.7%)

Houston ISD: 5.7%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

19 (15.8%)

Houston ISD: 29.7%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

51.4 (42.8%)

Houston ISD: 26.7%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

7 (5.8%)

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

11 (9.2%)

Houston ISD: 4.6%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

64 (53.2%)

Houston ISD: 70.9%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

42.2 (35.1%)

Houston ISD: 23.1%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

3 (2.5%)

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

19.8

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

13.3 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

$57,789

Houston ISD: $54,125

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$38,775

Houston ISD: $47,385

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$53,601

Houston ISD: $50,369

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$55,741

Houston ISD: $53,128

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$58,830

Houston ISD: $55,304

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$67,337

Houston ISD: $64,769

Statewide: $62,039

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