School Details

Houston Heights Charter School

1125 Lawrence Dr, Houston, TX 77008
(713) 868-9797
2

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 191 students 13 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Houston Heights High School average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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  • This school in 2013
  • Houston Heights High School average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Houston Heights Charter School is a charter high school in Houston. The principal of Houston Heights Charter School is Richard Mik, who can be contacted at rmik@heightshs.org. 191 children attend Houston Heights Charter School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Houston Heights Charter School students are "limited in English proficiency." 74% of the 191 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 39% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Houston Heights Charter School is 13:1. Crossroads is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 71% 65%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 27%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 76%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 74% 74%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is not worthy to be open. They allow students to go off campus to park to smoke and do whatever they want. My granddaughter was there for two weeks and i took her out. Waste of taxpayers money. I cannot believe they allow it and no one supervises it.

  • (2 years ago)

    This little school is a hidden gem in the Houston District. The staff are completely dedicated and most have worked in this school for many years making it feel like a family. They are dedicated to the students and work very hard to ensure that each child reaches their full potential. The team leader is an outstanding head who is excellent at remembering and following up on details. The school only has 250 children and the head remembers where my child sits during lunch and who she sits with. She takes my calls and sees to problems immediately. You can tell that she has been thinking through things because of the way she pulls my daughter aside regularly to offer new ideas or just to check up on how she is doing. The open door policy in the school has made all the difference to my daughter. Both the head and the teachers have truly gone the extra mile to meet my child's needs and to help her jump through various hoops to get into the degree of her choice. Although the school is not without challenges it is incredible to watch how each child is cared for and given the best opportunity to reach their full potential. I can't recommend this school highly enough.

  • (3 years ago)

    High turnover rate for teachers. Low rate of teacher certification. Lack of administrative support. Lack of structure and low top-down expectations of students.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has spent her entire high school years at Houston Heights. I kept her there for those consecutive years due to being very satisfied. The office staff to classroom teachers confirms they really care as evident by taking time out to show that special interest toward their students. I'm truly grateful for this Charter school and pray that upcoming students could also reap the benefits of a small yet personable learning atmosphere. I wish this particular school decades of success! Melody Burr

  • (3 years ago)

    AS A PARENT I WOULD LIKE TO PERSONALLY THANK THE STAFF & TEACHERS FOR THE GREAT INTEREST THEY SHOWED MY SON DURING THE YEARS HE ATTENDED HHHS. ALTHOUGH HE DIDNT WANT TO ATTEND THIS SCHOOL I KNEW THIS IS WHERE HIS TALENT COULD SHINE. IT IS SMALL ENOUGH TO WHERE EVERYONE KNEW YOU BY NAME AND KNEW THE PARENTS. IT WAS ALSO PERCEIVED AS A PLACE THAT WOULD ALLOW TEENAGERS TO SPEAK THEIR MINDS AND SHOW PASSION IN THEIR BELIEFS WHILE GUIDING THEM TO THE WAYS OF THE WORLD. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL AND MY SON IS GRADUATING I FEEL THEY HAVE PREPARED HIM FOR COLLEGE. HE HAS BEEN ACCEPTED TO A LARGE UNIVERSITY AND I'M IMPRESED WITH THE FACT HE HAD NO QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT HE WOULD GO TO COLLEGE. HE ASKED FOR HIS LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION AND TEACHERS WILLINGLY HELPED HIM GET THE APPLICATION PROCESS IN PLACE. THE TEACHERS ARE AMAZING; IF A CHILD SHOWS INTEREST THEY WILLINGLY HELP. THE SCHOOL SIGNED HIM UP FOR SUMMER COURSES AT HCCS EACH SUMMER. STUDENTS CAN OPENLY TALK WITH ADMINISTRATION TEACHERS AND STAFF EVERYONE HAS AN OPEN DOOR POLICY AND THEY CARE. THEY BELIEVE IN TUTORING AND NO HOME WORK AN EXCELLENT COMBINATION!

  • (5 years ago)

    My child just started in January since then every time we have a question its always answer it seems the office know the kids by name. My child is doing excellent.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is graduating with nearly an 1800 on her SAT scores and will be attending UT. This high school has met her educational endeavors for this level of education. Mr. Zapata the registrar and his staff have always been most accomodating and supportive. You are somebody in this high school not just a number. Many trips to visiting colleges are offered. Not a school for jocks but one -on -one academics is available.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a son in his 3rd year at Houston Heights and while they lack in extracurricular activities (they have some) this is not important to many kids. My son has no interest in sports team. He is all about the computer. He loves the school and stays out of trouble. The school has a zero tolerance policy for drugs and misbehaviour. The Principal is excellent as is the majority of the teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school always kept me informed with information regarding my children. I was impressed and satisfied with the classes and activities offered and the way the school was run. I was also impressed with the college field trips tutoring and TAKS tutoring. -William Smith Parent

  • (6 years ago)

    When my son started at Houston Heights every staff member was enthusiastic and excited about helping him realize his goals. They were committed to their jobs and more importantly to the students. I always felt so welcome when I came by to talk to staff members. With their perseverance and commitment Houston Heights High School helped my son and so many others to graduate. We will never forget them! Patty Mehmood

  • (8 years ago)

    Houston Heights has been a blessing for my family. The local schools are not a place where I would like to send my children. The school is big into technology. The whole school is wireless. They have like 300 laptops which is enough for each student. The teachers are great with the students. Mr. Zapata the AP works wonders with the student's discipline. He has tighten up on the sagging pants that seems to be the fad these days. I have not experienced any disrespect the times I have been at the school. The school teaches respect. Mr. Zapata welcomes all parents to the school so feel free to stop by to look in on classes.

  • (8 years ago)

    Kids are disrespectful they walk around with baggy pants that are gang related clothing drugs are everywhere and there are few extra curricular activites. No Music and No football.

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