Group announces rankings for top Houston public schools

By John Brannen - Web Editor
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HOUSTON - Several prestigious Houston area schools can add more academic accolades to their names.

The Children At Risk organization and the Education Resource Group partnered to research and rank the top schools in Houston.

The public school rankings included 58 school districts plus charter schools around Houston. The results were announced Monday.

DeBakey High School for Health Professions was named the top public high school in the greater Houston area.

T.H. Rogers Elementary and T.H. Rogers Middle School topped the list for both elementary and middle schools.

"Congratulations to the faculty and student body of all our campuses," said Dr. Bob Sanborn, president and CEO of Children At Risk. "These are excellent schools in the Houston area, and we're excited to welcome all newcomers to this group of elite learning institutions."

HISD had elementary, middle and high schools ranked in the top 10 for the year. 

"We should all be proud today. These rankings are a reminder of the great things that are happening in our classrooms every day," said Superintendent Terry Grier. "There is still more work to be done, but it is clear that the hard work of everyone -- teachers, principals, parents, students, volunteers -- is paying off in major ways, and others are taking notice."

Top 11 Public High Schools in Greater Houston

  1. DeBakey High School for Health Professions (Houston ISD)
  2. High School for the Performing & Visual Arts (Houston ISD)
  3. Kerr High School (Alief ISD)
  4. Carnegie Vanguard High School (Houston ISD)
  5. Clear Horizons Early College High School (Clear Creek ISD)
  6. Eastwood Academy (Houston ISD)
  7. Challenge Early College High School (Houston ISD)
  8. Westchester Academy (Spring Branch ISD)
  9. Harmony Science Academy (Harmony Science Academy)
  10. Clements High School (Fort Bend ISD)
  11. KIPP Houston High (Kipp Inc. Charter)

Top High Schools for Math and Science"

  • DeBakey High School for Health Professions (Houston ISD)

Gold Ribbon High School for Math and Science:

  • YES Prep North Central (YES Prep Public Schools Inc.)

CHILDREN AT RISK also ranked 363 middle schools and 814 elementary schools in the Houston area, analyzing STAAR performance and the average reading and math gains and losses.

Top 7 Middle Schools in Greater Houston:

  1. T.H. Rogers Secondary (Houston ISD)
  2. Fort Settlement Middle School (Fort Bend ISD)
  3. Quail Valley Middle School (Fort Bend ISD)
  4. Sartartia Middle School (Fort Bend ISD)
  5. Mitchell Intermediate School (Conroe ISD)
  6. Collins Intermediate School (Conroe ISD)
  7. McCullough Junior High School (Conroe ISD)

Top 6 Elementary Schools in Greater Houston:

  1. T.H. Rogers Elementary School (Houston ISD)
  2. Colony Meadows Elementary School (Fort Bend ISD)
  3. Creekside Forest Elementary School (Tomball ISD)
  4. West University Elementary School (Houston ISD)
  5. Commonwealth Elementary School (Fort Bend ISD)
  6. Galatas Elementary School (Conroe ISD)

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