Group names top schools in Houston area

April 18, 2011 10:27:58 AM PDT
For the sixth year, Children at Risk evaluated and ranked 144 high schools, 265 middle schools, and 589 elementary schools in the Greater Houston area, released in partnership with the Houston Chronicle. Greater Houston is comprised of the following counties: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller. Children at Risk also identified a Gold Ribbon School, or the top urban, comprehensive school, at each level (elementary, middle, and high school).

Greater Houston's Top 10 High Schools

  1. DeBakey High School for Health Professions (Houston ISD)
  2. Carnegie Vanguard (Houston ISD)
  3. KIPP Houston High (KIPP Inc. Charter)
  4. Eastwood Academy (Houston ISD)
  5. Kerr High (Alief ISD)
  6. YES Prep-Southeast Campus (YES Prep Public Schools)
  7. High School for the Performing & Visual Arts (Houston ISD)
  8. Clements High (Fort Bend ISD)
  9. Harmony Science Academy (Harmony Science Academy)
  10. Memorial High (Spring Branch ISD)
Greater Houston's Most Improved High Schools
  1. Eastwood Academy (Houston ISD)
  2. Alvin High (Alvin ISD)
  3. East Chambers High (East Chambers ISD)
  4. Sweeny High (Sweeny ISD)
  5. Hardin High (Hardin ISD)
  6. North Forest High (North Forest ISD)
  7. Hull-Daisetta High (Hull-Daisetta ISD)
  8. Columbia High (Columbia-Brazoria ISD)
  9. La Porte High (La Porte ISD)
  10. Texas City High (Texas City ISD)
Greater Houston's Top High Schools in Science and Mathematics
  1. DeBakey High School for Health Professions (Houston ISD)
  2. Carnegie Vanguard (Houston ISD)
  3. Clements High (Fort Bend ISD)
  4. Memorial High (Spring Branch ISD)
  5. Kerr High (Alief ISD)
  6. Cinco Ranch High (Katy ISD)
  7. KIPP Houston High (KIPP Inc. Charter)
  8. Taylor High (Katy ISD)
  9. Bellaire High (Houston ISD)
  10. Stratford High (Spring Branch ISD)
Greater Houston's Best Urban, Comprehensive High Schools
  1. Spring Woods High (Spring Branch ISD) *Gold Ribbon School*
  2. Dobie High (Pasadena ISD)
  3. Galena Park High (Galena Park ISD)
  4. Pasadena Memorial High (Pasadena ISD)
  5. Cypress Springs High (Cypress-Fairbanks ISD)
  6. North Shore Senior High (Galena Park ISD)
  7. Waltrip High (Houston ISD)
  8. MaCarthur High (Aldine ISD)
  9. Austin High (Houston ISD)
  10. Taylor High (Alief ISD)
Greater Houston's Top 10 Middle Schools
  1. T. H. Rogers Secondary (Houston ISD)
  2. Energized for Excellence Middle School (Houston ISD)
  3. Fort Settlement Middle School (Fort Bend ISD)
  4. Project Chrysalis Middle (Houston ISD)
  5. YES Prep-Southwest Campus (YES Preparatory Public Schools)
  6. Westbrook Intermediate (Clear Creek ISD)
  7. Sartartia Middle (Fort Bend ISD)
  8. Beckendorff Jr. High (Katy ISD)
  9. Lanier Middle (Houston ISD)
  10. Berry Miller Jr. High
Greater Houston's Top 10 Elementary Schools
  1. Walker Station Elementary (Fort Bend ISD)
  2. Commonwealth Elementary (Fort Bend ISD)
  3. Tough Elementary (Conroe ISD)
  4. T. H. Rogers Elementary (Houston ISD)
  5. West University Elementary (Houston ISD)
  6. Houston Heights Learning Academy (Charter)
  7. Alief Montessori Community School (Charter)
  8. J. P. Henderson Elementary (Houston ISD) *Gold Ribbon School*
  9. Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary (Katy ISD)
  10. Hamilton Elementary (Cypress-Fairbanks ISD)
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