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Old 05-19-2008, 07:20 AM
 
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Default Top High Schools in Houston Area?

I have been looking to live in the southwest side of Houston somewhere from Bellaire to Sugar Land, as my hubby will be working in Stafford. A friend who used to live there told me one of the best high schools in this area was Clements High School. What are other good high schools (public or private) that offer an excellent education? This is for my kids, but also I am a high school teacher and counselor and would like to look for a job in a good district.
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:27 AM
 
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Here's the list for 2008

Google Docs - children at risk 2008 web
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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Houston - News - These Kids Go to the Best Public High School in Houston I can't find an updated article, but I'm pretty sure there's one floating around out there... it references EasilyAmused's Children at Risk study above and the following list of high-ranking schools America's Top Public High Schools | Newsweek Best High Schools | Newsweek.com

Of private schools I would think there's quite a few. St. John's, Kinkaid, and School of the Woods come to mind. Someone more familiar with area privates will have to answer.

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Old 05-19-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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Close to town on the southwest side you will probably want to look at Bellaire HS. There are several private schools in the area, Episcopal HS being the closest. Tuition is pretty high, but the school offers very strong fine arts and language programs.
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:26 AM
 
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Of the Public Schools, I think Clements is supposed to be one of the best in FBISD.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Austin HS is also ranked highly. And Bellaire HS, if you can afford the area.
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:49 PM
 
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These two resources were really helpful for me:

Texas Teachers | Resources : Houston School District Map (lists all of the separate school districts in Houston)

www.greatschools.net/]GreatSchools.net (broken link) (gives you a rating of each school and you can also look @ student demographics, parent/student reviews, and even the student-to-teacher ratio)

HTH

ETA:
Sorry, I don't know why my links are showing up like that!
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:03 AM
 
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Here's the 2nd half of the Houston Press article that Houstoner posted:

Houston - News - Houston's Best Public High Schools

For some reason, it didn't get linked to the first part but I found it in the archives.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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Hmm... Houston Press... if you've ever actually picked one up and read it from front cover to the racy ads in the back, you may be hard pressed to take anything that comes out of it very seriously. You may also wonder if all those editorials came out of Portland or Seattle. Regardless of the socialist bias, it can be an entertaining paper to read. But no surprise schools that have gang problems and/or SAT scores in the pits would make their top 10. Sorry but I don't completely agree with the methodology.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
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Default just piggybacking

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Originally Posted by EasilyAmused View Post
Children At Risk [Improving the lives of Children in Houston]: News :: 2008 High School Rankings Report - YES Prep Southeast Campus #1

YES charter high school ranked as Houston's best (w/video) | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

2007


Children At Risk [Improving the lives of Children in Houston]: Data & Issues :: 2007 Greater Houston High School Rankings
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