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Houston school information

Index Houston Texas National
Average Test Scores43%47%48%
Student/Teacher ratio17:114:116:1
Total public schools6887,41879,221
Total private schools2571,26724,874
Total post-secondary schools894637,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Houston are 11% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 688 public schools in Houston
  • 75.8% of people in Houston have completed 8th grade
  • 74.2% of people in Houston have completed high school
  • 31.2% of people in Houston have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Houston

      Index Houston Texas National
      Completed 8th grade75.8%79.3%84.3%
      Completed high school74.2%77.8%83.0%
      Completed some college54.7%57.3%59.4%
      Completed associate degree36.0%34.9%38.5%
      Completed bachelors31.2%28.1%30.3%
      Completed masters12.1%9.6%11.5%
      Completed professional degree4.0%2.6%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.6%1.1%1.3%

      Houston, TX School Districts

      • Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
      • Alief Independent School District
      • Houston Independent School District
      • Aldine Independent School District
      • Spring Independent School District
      • Clear Creek Independent School District
      • Humble Independent School District
      • Pasadena Independent School District
      • Katy Independent School District
      • Huffman Independent School District
      • Spring Branch Independent School District
      • Fort Bend Independent School District
      • Sheldon Independent School District
      • Galena Park Independent School District
      • Klein Independent School District
      • Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District
      • Tomball Independent School District

      There are a total of 688 public schools, 257 private schools and 89 post-secondary schools in Houston. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Houston, TX schools is 43%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Houston, TX, an average of 75.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 74.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Bellaire, TX18,86273%51.0%
      Sugar Land, TX118,56369%43.7%
      Pearland, TX125,81765%36.4%
      Meadows Place, TX4,89953%10.9%
      Missouri City, TX75,34851%5.2%
      Houston, TX2,313,23843%10.9%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Chicago, IL2,699,34722%54.1%
      Phoenix, AZ1,658,42239%18.6%
      Philadelphia, PA1,581,53129%38.7%
      San Antonio, TX1,529,13342%13.1%
      San Diego, CA1,414,54551%6.9%
      Houston, TX2,313,23843%10.9%
      Source: The Houston, TX education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.