Students enrolled 773
School leader LASHONDA BILBO-ERVIN
Transportation options Yes
District Houston Independent School District

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119 East 39th Street
Houston, TX 77018

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(713) 692-5947
(713) 696-6657
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4 stars
Based on 10 ratings

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September 05, 2014
i think this is a very goog school. I am a 10th grader at Washington , and i love the teachers bacause they play the rold of your teacher and also a person you will learn to talk to about anything.

- submitted by a student
December 27, 2013
Students develop an attitude of not caring because when they get to the school, that's the attitude that is encouraged. The school environment is unsafe and the students are out of control. Good teachers leave because they are treated poorly and only unqualified staff stays. So many unprepared students are mixed in with the magnet students in the magnet classes that magnet classes must be watered down to compensate for students with lack of reading and writing skills.

- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2011
I attend this school and the opportunities that the engineering program offers are amazing. I recently took a trip to Fredericksburg TX with my rocketry class and launch our high powered rocket. The launch of our rocket was succesful and we all had a great time building our rocket. The various amounts of careers that this school can prep you for are great. This school can lead you into any engineering field. I am currently seeking a career in mechanical engineering.

- submitted by a student
January 19, 2011
I'm a senior at Booker T. Washington currently and I'm going to have to disagree with all of the previous reviews. I've really enjoyed my years at Booker T. and learned a lot about engineering. I recently got accepted to Rice University for mechanical engineering.

- submitted by a student
February 13, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 04, 2009
I believed the recruiting hype and sent my child to this school wanting a smaller, more personable environment. I find the pre-AP curriculum below standards and more like TAKS prep. While the teachers are personable and 'friendly' with students, I am disappointed in their lack of structure and rigor. The teachers are not well-supervised and do not 'team' to support students. The magnet coor. is rarely in the building and spends most of her time recruiting outside the building. There are very few computers/technology for student use. Smart students are admitted but will continue to score well on TAKS/Stanford despite the poor teaching quality. I do not believe that a students needs to be overloaded with homework--but I do expect good instruction and my student to be prepared for college. Think twice before experimenting on your child at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2008
Booker T Washington is going down every year. As a parent I care about my child and the education that he is getting from Booker T. Washington and I can say that it's sad.I not let my our kids go to Booker T Washington.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
i am a 10th grade student here at btw and i do not like our new dress code,rules are principal and i'm sure all the other students would agree with me. i remember when the kids in my area always saying they would come to this school. but now we are under a new principal and he acts likes he doesn't care about the kids only about getting an exemplary. the rules are too strict now and it seems to me like everything is falling apart. i really want mr. wesley back he was the old principal he was there when my dad went to btw. i think everything should go back to how it was before.

- submitted by a student
November 08, 2006
I recommend this school to be close down or get some work done to it.

- submitted by a student
June 24, 2006
I graduated in 2004 from the engineering program and went to a 'good' university. The place is not suburban-squeaky-clean but the environment is safe enough and the teachers strong enough for a student to excel academically. Most grades would have 5-10 very intellectually gifted students, and the school did a good job with that group. The athletic department is mostly full of coaches who genuinely care about students as well as the history of BTW. Some of the sports are very competitive, while others feel alot more like 'intramural' sports in college. Arts and foreign language are very lacking. A motivated kid who wants either of those things can still pursue them, but she may have to get them outside of the school. The magnet emphasized hands-on solo and group projects as well as extra-curricular design projects instead of lots of 'homework.' I came out smarter and more confident because of it.

- submitted by a former student
September 04, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
My daughter goes to the school and she loves it. It has a great learning environment and everyone is really helpful.

- submitted by a parent
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Washington B T High School
119 East 39th Street, Houston, TX  77018
(713) 692-5947
Last modified Washington B T High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Washington B T High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top