School Details

South Houston High School

3820 S Shaver, South Houston, TX 77587
(713) 740-0350

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2643 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


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.
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  • This school in 2013
  • Pasadena Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Houston High School is a public high school in South Houston. The principal of South Houston High School is Mr Steve Fullen. 2,643 children attend South Houston High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 11% of the South Houston High School students have "limited English proficiency." 66% of the 2,643 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 12% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at South Houston High School is 15:1. Tegeler Career Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 87% 77%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.04% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 75%
Limited English proficiency 11% 28%
Economically disadvantaged 66% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended this school over a decade ago and it was fairly decent. The education was up to par. Older siblings attended over two decades ago and it was even better then. Now the new generation of family is attending and I have to say that the level of education has hit rock bottom. Not only is there no more diversity among students but the grammar of these kids is horrible. I have met with some of the teachers and they are either (a) fresh out of college or (b) just don't care. If the teachers are not organized how do they expect the students to be. It seems that this school has declined tremendously over time. I am highly dissatisfied with the school and its curriculum/teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a 1981 Graduate of SOHO I would like to say that living in the area I have seen many changes in the area which can't help be relected in the schools. There was a time when parents parented their children and were involved in what was going on at school. But the area has changed and the culture has changed and now the majority of the students at SHHS were not taught the smallest amount of respect for each other but worst of all no self respect. The staff of the high school has a limited time with the KIDS and thats what they are they are children whom will soon be released into the world. If parents would do their job then perhaps the dedicated staff of SHHS could also do theirs instead of having to deal with BS from the fringe few whom have no respect for Education

  • (4 years ago)

    I couldnt be any more proud of being a trojan & a Jannette dancer C/O 11'. The school itself may need some repair but the teachers are pretty good. Of course not all of my teachers have been the best. But if I ever have a problem in learning something I find a way out of it; look for a great teacher to go to during tutoring there's many at this school. I've succeded academically so much. I love South Houston HS & I'm going to miss it very much after I graduate.

  • (4 years ago)

    I currently attend this school and it's amazing!!!!! The teachers are the best that I have ever had the priveldge to be teaches by .they care about their students and main goal is to see the student body succeed!! The student body might not be the best but we accomplish things ..I couldn't Be more proud to be called a south Houston Trojan !!! GOtrojans!!! ) our community pride and joy

  • (4 years ago)

    Hmm well this school is okay but i love the fact they help you if your behind on your credits like PLATO

  • (5 years ago)

    Sadly this is a school where the primary goal is to control the students. The teachers are not a team as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school! It is the high school that i graduated from and they have the best teachers and it's just a great support system. Go Trojans!! C/07!!

  • (6 years ago)

    i think that many parents should be proud of this school. beacuse it has many programs that are helpful to the students and helps them succed to go to college. the people there are also very nice.many teachers are very very helpful to all of the students.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think this schoo is 50/50 50% teachers care 50% don't. My child started last year may be I wasted a year I feel moving away from soho would be a good idea change is a must for SOHO or its going down in academics.

  • (6 years ago)

    i get all the help i can from teachers who care.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is wonderful! I enjoy the overall feel of the people at South Houston. The athletic teams are getting stronger every year. The academic curriculum is challenging interesting and enjoyable. I encourage anyone to choose this school for their children. Go Big Red Go Trojans!

  • (9 years ago)

    this is a good school they help you in any way they can.

  • (10 years ago)

    The new choir director was hired as was the assistant choir director. They are both energetic and have creative ideas about the choir program. I feel sure that the students will be challenged and will learn much.

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