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South Houston High School

Public | 9-12 | 2515 students

 

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Posted June 20, 2011

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2010

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
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2010

Hmm well this school is okay , but i love the fact they help you if your behind on your credits , like PLATO
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2010

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


Posted May 30, 2009

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!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2009

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

i get all the help i can from teachers who care.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2007

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2005

this is a good school they help you in any way they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2004

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.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

605 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

596 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

542 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

540 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

539 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

532 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
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 Unacceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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.

514 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%
Algebra II

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

613 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

750 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%
English I Writing

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

809 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%
English II Reading

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

623 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%
English II Writing

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

626 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
26%
English III Reading

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

568 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
39%
U.S. History

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

653 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%
World History

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

569 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education55%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education82%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students53%
Female59%
Male49%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education17%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students33%
Female39%
Male29%
Black or African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education6%
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black or African American68%
Asian63%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education26%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students34%
Female38%
Male29%
Black or African American30%
Asian38%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special education0%
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant34%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students41%
Female47%
Male36%
Black or African American40%
Asian80%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted40%

English III Writing

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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education47%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Students53%
Female35%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted51%

World Geography

All Students73%
Female70%
Male75%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education44%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students70%
Female68%
Male72%
Black or African American60%
Asian86%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education27%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted68%
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 87% 52%
Black 9% 13%
White 3% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • STEVE FULLEN
Fax number
  • (713) 948-4710

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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3820 Shaver Street
South Houston, TX 77587
Phone: (713) 944-2450

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