Students enrolled 931
Hours no info
School leader BERTIE SIMMONS
Transportation options Yes
District Houston Independent School District

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520 Mercury Drive
Houston, TX 77013

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(713) 675-1118
(713) 671-3612
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3 stars
Based on 18 ratings

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October 20, 2013
My husband and myself graduated from this school as well as his sister and my four siblings. My son just started this school year there and he loves it. I too, see students walking away from campus right around 8:50 am toward the park. They have no shame, but they will years from now when they can't find a good job. Teachers there are awesome.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
The students that are walking away from the school are in Co-Op and they have to leave early for work. Many of them are from the dropout program and have flexible schedules. Furr is a amazing school. I think people in the neighbor should come to the school and talk to the principal so concerns could be addressed.

- submitted by a teacher
October 02, 2013
You always see kids walking away from campus at any given time of day! Kids are often seen walking off to Herman Brown Park, down towards Oates Rd. And lets not forget, right before dismissal time they start walking back to the area of the school, I've been seeing this for the last 20 years!

- submitted by a community member
July 30, 2013
Furr High School is an amazing school with outstanding leadership. Teacher and student involvement is beyond what I ever expected prior to enrolling my son at Furr. I am an involved parent and I enjoy working with the parents, staff and overall leadership at the school. I have and will encourage other parents to not consider but to enroll theur child at Furr. I rate this school a five.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 29, 2009
I think the teachers here are doing an outstanding job in the community special thanks goes out to the wonderful , Dr. Bertie simmons , and more importantly to all of the students that make it happen at this show stopping campus

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June 11, 2009
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October 27, 2008
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October 22, 2008
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July 27, 2008
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February 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2007
I love it! My teachers are great and I think I might be capable of having great achievements this year.

- submitted by a student
November 27, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 04, 2005
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January 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2004
I really don't like Furr High School because there's no real motivation there. Their drop rate is high. Some the teachers don't teach. Their Discipline interfears with the students education but that's if they are getting one. They have hardly any extracurricular activites or music and art programs.Overall I 've been here since set. 22th and I have not found one education reason to stay. This school needs a major up grade.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2004
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- submitted by a student
October 27, 2004
In response to the parent that had just moved in with his/her child, Furr is a pretty good school. You would have approved a lot more if you child had been in the ISC Magnet. I was and it felt like an extended family. In the regular, some teachers just don't care. Your child had to go and get his/her PSAT score. I liked the school a lot sure there were some bad kids and some disinterested teachers, get your child in the ISC, it's great! Lots of involvement, cutural activities, trips to Spain, Italy, Paris...and there were many fundraisers to help..Talk to Mr. Chandler (magnet cooridinator)he's a lot of help..about college preperation, I dont know how the teachers help now but my old teacher; Chapman,Diskin, Jopowitz they were a great influence and help.

- submitted by a former student
June 02, 2004
We moved to this area and this is the school zoned for my child. I visited the school during the summer and spoke with 1 of the counselors. She told me about the different programs at the school. We wanted to choose the Magnet Program but was told the application deadline had passed. During the school year my child participated in sports and maintained an A average. The school did not recognize the academic accomplishment at any time but awarded the participation in 2 sports (played 3). The PSAT was given to the 10th grade students this year but not the results. The counselors did not return phone calls nor did they inform 10 & 11 grade students of different college opportunities offered specifically for them. The administration was made aware of my disappointment but has not followed up with me to even offer a positive future at Furr High School.

- submitted by a parent
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Furr High School
520 Mercury Drive, Houston, TX  77013
(713) 675-1118
Last modified Furr High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Furr High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews.