School Details

Houston High School

4635 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78220
(210) 661-4134
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 928 students 12 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
  • San Antonio Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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  • This school in 2013
  • San Antonio Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Houston High School is a public high school in San Antonio. The principal of Houston High School is DARNELL WHITE, whose e-mail is houstonhs@saisd.net. 928 students attend Houston High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 11% of the Houston High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 928 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 93% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Houston High School is 12:1. Southwest Preparatory Southeast Ca is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 52% 91%
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.08%
Multiracial 0.6% 0.2%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 93%
Limited English proficiency 11% 19%
Economically disadvantaged 91% 88%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Sam Houston is an awesome school with a bad rap and is unfairly judged as is all of SAISD! We are an award winning unique urban district. I am an active parent that can tell you from all aspects and experience as an educator one HUGE mistake was to remove Mr. Simpson from Sam Houston! A great effort was made with Mrs. Hammonds that did not work out as planned; we lost some outstanding staff and supporters during her reign as Principal but she came from an elementary school after all... We have an awesome staff and parents who really care but the student ratio is too much for them. If we parents stay involved as active participants as we once did at the elementary level of our children's education our High School children could surpass every expectation we have of them and more. Go Hurricanes!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a proud parent and my son is currently attending the school Sam Houston is a great school and has a great leader.Mrs. Hammonds is doing a great job .We have new programs such as The M.E.T. program(manufacturing engineering and technology) we competed in robotics competitions in Houston Tx.and did very well and placed higher than other schools in the districtin our first year.Iam excited about the up coming years we are growing and growth takes time.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a proud parent of my child whom is currently attending Sam Houston High. The school is very under rated due to it's location. My child excels in sports and manufacturing which I believe is a new program at the school. The teachers he has are great from what I am told by my child.

  • (6 years ago)

    i love sam houston because it allows me to focus on college and not other things. my favorite teacher there is mrs.johnson she helped me through my roughest times go samm!!!! -lorenzia tomas

  • (9 years ago)

    The Principal Mr. Simpson is highly underrated. He works hard is a skilled leader and has high standards. Many have given him a hard time but he continues to fight for what's right.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is one strong in tradition of high standards dating back from the '70s. Due to some very bad isolated disciplinary incidents pertaining to students as well as administrative staff the school has been trying to overcome a negative reputation. My daughter graduated top of her class and it didn't spoil her advancement into business management. And now ten years later my son will be graduating top 1/4 of his class. I really think it's all in the attitude of the total makeup of the school -(parents staff and community).

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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