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Posted November 24, 2013

This school is horrible. I withdrew my daughter after her schedule was changed 4 different times. They could never explain why, and when I demanded to meet with the principal, she never had time. She's always too busy to meet with anybody. They have a lot of discipline problems and they just don't care about kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

Sam Houston is a place that anyone willing can learn. There are many students making honor roll, and the teachers care for the students' education. Many have stayed after donating time to help ones who need a little bit of help. They are a bit strict but it is to help us, not hurt. Many have successfully graduated and more will as time goes on. College is greatly supported and many are encouraged to have the help of teachers, counselors, and the Go Center. We arent perfect, but anyone wanting to get an education can get one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2013

in general Sam Houston isn't as bad as everyone says it is. We have teachers that care about our education and want us to go to college. We have the "Go Center" that provides information for us to go to college. They also help us so that we can take out SAT without having to pay. We should get recognized for the good stuff not the bad!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2013

Sam Houston is a great school. We have very dedicated teachers and the majority of the student body is on a college track. There are very few incidents. We have a safe, clean campus. Our band, debate, and athletic teams are very competitive. Sam Houston Tigers are Number One and We are the Best!
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Posted September 19, 2013

This "school" deserves its rating. I am a student here and I am somewhat ashamed of that. In this school it is almost impossible to learn. Administration concentrates more on taking kids hats and making sure students are in dress code than making sure they are doing good in class. Students are very disrespectful and rude and don't care about literally anything. I know we are teen but most students just can't tell what is right and what is wrong. I know this to be true because teacher look on in disbelief. Gang violence and pride is very big in this school, they made the mistake of not shutting this school down 5 years ago. Do not ever take your child here. You will regret it. It will be very difficult for you here if you want to learn and make good friends. It is very sad and broken here.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

626 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

602 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

599 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

597 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

474 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

569 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
47%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

815 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

726 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
48%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

776 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
33%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

549 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

553 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

511 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

655 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
Black or African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education31%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students94%
Female91%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education49%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English75%
Migrant71%
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students65%
Female74%
Male56%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education50%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students37%
Female38%
Male36%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Special education12%
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English46%
Migrant25%
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted34%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students20%
Female21%
Male19%
Black or African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Special education5%
Not special education21%
Limited English proficient (LEP)1%
Proficient in English26%
Migrant13%
Non-migrant20%
Gifted/talented61%
Non-Gifted17%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students56%
Female58%
Male54%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education24%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English61%
Migrant43%
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented84%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students27%
Female29%
Male26%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Special education8%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English31%
Migrant29%
Non-migrant27%
Gifted/talented51%
Non-Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students15%
Female23%
Male8%
Black or African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Special education0%
Not special education17%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Gifted/talented33%
Non-Gifted14%

Geometry

All Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education56%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English75%
Migrant86%
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students57%
Female52%
Male60%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education27%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant80%
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students45%
Female38%
Male51%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Special education30%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English48%
Migrant40%
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented76%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 91% 52%
Black 7% 13%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 16%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 21%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • JANE CRUMP
Fax number
  • (713) 696-8984

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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