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Old 04-21-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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http://childrenatrisk.org/wp-content...l-Rankings.pdf

2013 School Rankings | CHILDREN AT RISK

Search the database: Where does your school rank? - Houston Chronicle
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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For those who can't or don't want to open the PDF, below are the "A" rated schools:

Debakey High School For Health Prof. (Houston ISD)
Carnegie Vanguard High School (Houston ISD)
Eastwood Academy (Houston ISD)
Kerr High School (Alief ISD)
KIPP Houston High School
YES Prep-Southeast Campus
East Early College High School (Houston ISD)
Performing & Visual Arts High School (Houston ISD)
Challenge Early College High School (Houston ISD)
YES Prep-North Central Campus
Clements High School (Fort Bend ISD)
Harmony Science Academy
Law Enforcement-Criminal Justice High School (Houston ISD)
Westchester Academy For International (Spring Branch ISD)
Memorial High School (Spring Branch ISD)
Houston Academy For International (Houston ISD)
Clear Lake High School (Clear Creek ISD)
Seven Lakes High School (Katy ISD)
Stephen F Austin High School (Fort Bend ISD)
Cinco Ranch High School (Katy ISD)
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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More proof that the best schools are in the city, NOT IN THE SUBURBS.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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Willowridge in FBISD is rated "F", people aren't exaggerating how bad it is there.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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The 10 best schools on that list in my opinion: (For what it's worth, possibly bupkis)

1. Debakey
2. Vanguard
3. Kerr
4. KIPP Houston High
5. Westchester
6. HAFI
7. Memorial
8. HSPVA
9. Clements
10. Westchester

And a warning to those who think Clements/Memorial schools are the end all be all. If your kid isn't EXTREMELY motivated to attend these schools, they can get lost in the shuffle quickly. If they are, they are great schools.

Also, look at the Harmony schools flounder. I guess that's what happens when you have a bunch of foreign businessmen who have never stepped foot in a classroom that hire University of Phoenix grads on the cheap to do their admin work.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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Is anything A-rated in The Woodlands???

according to the above list Cinco Ranch did great, but none of their high schools for 2011 were rated "exemplary" by the TEA
K-12 | Schools | Cinco Ranch, Katy, Texas

A-rated
Seven Lakes (W. Grand Pwky)
Cinco Ranch (W. Grand Pwky)

B-rated
Taylor (E. Grand Pwky)

Cross Creek Ranch is zoned to
Seven Lakes (FBISD)
and Foster (LCISD) which is B-rated
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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More proof that the best schools are in the city, NOT IN THE SUBURBS.
Not really, most of the highest ranked schools in the city are either magnet or charter schools. They function as de facto private schools, they get to pick and choose the students they want. If you look at the highest ranked regular non magnet/charter schools they are all in the suburbs. HSPVA, and the high school for health professions, and Carnegie are all great schools, but hard as hell to get into.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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I went to Booker T Washington HS which was a D school. But the engineering magnet program there is one of the better in Houston. My education blew away most private schools. There is a trade off of going to an all black HS. I never had any problems there as a white kid. As a bonus your class rank is combined with Washington. You easily graduate in the top 10% I graduated in the top 1%. Makes it easy to get into UT.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:39 PM
 
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Not really, most of the highest ranked schools in the city are either magnet or charter schools. They function as de facto private schools, they get to pick and choose the students they want. If you look at the highest ranked regular non magnet/charter schools they are all in the suburbs. HSPVA, and the high school for health professions, and Carnegie are all great schools, but hard as hell to get into.
They are not hard as hell to get into. As long as you have good grades and good extra curriculars it's pretty easy to get in. Unfortunately the hard part is staying in, a lot of students end up getting kicked out because of grades. Bellaire and Lamar are easily as good or better than memorial or clements for the motivated AP student. Bellaire offers more AP classes and extra curriculars than Memorial but unfortunately they are really lacking in offerings for the lower level, lower income students. The only reason suburban schools are ranked the way they are is because of the majority middle to upper class students. Same can't be said about Bellaire or Lamar.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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There was a lottery to get into Carnegie this year. Well over 200 kids that qualified as gifted/talented were on the waiting list. I'd call that hard to get into. Entry into HSPVA is by audition for a few slots in various artistic disciplines. The qualification test for Debakey is not for academic lightweights. There is a reason these schools rise to the top of the rankings every year.
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