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Houston, Texas


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Houston, Texas

Introduction to Houston, Texas

Incorporated in 1837, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States with a population of approximately 2 million people. The population of the greater Houston metropolitan area is approximately 5 million people.

Houston is located in eastern Texas, on Galveston Bay, near the Texas Gulf Coast. It is approximately two hours from the Texas/Louisiana border. It is unofficially nicknamed the "Bayou City" because of four bayous that run through the city. Houston's official nickname is "Space City" since it is home to NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, where Mission Control is located.

The port of Houston is one of the ten busiest ports in the world and one of the busiest ports in the United States. Houston is well known for its energy (oil) and aeronautics industries and is home to the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.

Houston is ranked as the 32nd "Most Fun U.S City" in a survey conducted in 2003 by Cranium Inc. Factors taken into account in the ranking include: the number of sports teams, restaurants, dance performances, toy stores, the amount of a city's budget that is spent on recreation, and other factors.

Houston History

Houston was founded by two New York real estate promoters, John Kirby Allen and Augustus Chapman Allen, who purchased the land in 1836 and founded a town named after Sam Houston. The city was incorporated in 1837 and was the capital of the Republic of Texas until early 1839, when the capital was moved to Austin.

Some key dates in Houston's history include:

  • In 1861, Harris and all of the surrounding counties voted to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy in the Civil War. Not all Texas counties followed suit.
  • In 1901, a major oil discovery was made at Spindletop, near Beaumont, giving birth to the oil industry in southeast Texas and Houston.
  • In 1914, the Houston Ship Channel was constructed along the course of Buffalo Bayou.
  • In 1961, the Johnson Space Center was established at Clear Lake south of Houston.
  • In 1965, the Harris County Domed Stadium, later called the Houston Astrodome, was completed.

Houston Arts and Culture

Houston is a vibrant and rich center for arts and culture. Houston offers museums, the performing arts, and much more. It is one of only five cities in the United States with resident companies in the four disciplines of the performing arts: ballet, symphony, opera, and theater. Houston's Museum District is home to over 15 institutions with attractions for every taste and interest. Some of Houston's more notable museums include:

  • Bayou Bend
  • The Children's Museum of Houston
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Holocaust Museum Houston
  • John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science
  • Lawndale Art Center
  • The Menil Collection
  • Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum
  • Houston Center of Photography

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is the sixth largest museum in the United States.

For patrons of the performing arts, Houston's downtown 17-block Theater District is home to eight performing arts organizations. Some of the more notable include:

  • The Alley Theatre
  • Broadway In Houston
  • The Houston Ballet
  • The Houston Grand Opera
  • The Houston Symphony

Houston Sports and Leisure

Houston has plenty to offer to fill every sports fan's appetite. Houston is home to the following major sports teams:

  • Baseball - The Major League Baseball (MLB) Houston Astros.
  • Basketball - The National Basketball Association (NBA) Houston Rockets and the WNBA Houston Comets.
  • Football - The National Football League (NFL) Houston Texans.
  • Hockey - The American Hockey League Houston Aeros.
  • Soccer - The Major League Soccer (MLS) Houston Dynamo.

Houston is also home to the NCAA College Football Houston Bowl.

As one might expect of a city in a sub-tropical climate, outdoor activities abound in Houston. Houston is located only 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and all of its beaches and associated water sports. Houston is also only 30 minutes from Clear Lake, a 2,000-acre destination for boating enthusiasts. There are more than 165 public and private golf courses in Houston.

Houston "Must See" Attractions

Houston has attractions too numerous to do justice in a simple list. Some of Houston's more notable and unique attractions include:

  • The Art Car Parade and Festival which happens every spring along the Allen Parkway and Buffalo Bayou
  • Bayou Place, great restaurants, theaters, and concerts, all under one roof
  • The Buffalo Bayou Promenade, a promenade stretching from Bagby Street (near the Bayou Place entertainment complex) to Sabine Street
  • The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the largest livestock exposition in the world
  • NASA's Johnson Space Center
  • The San Jacinto Monument and battleground commemorating the site where Sam Houston triumphed over General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna in the final battle of the Texas Revolution
  • Traders Village, the largest market on the Texas Gulf Coast that hosts an average of 1,000 merchants every weekend and one million bargain-seekers each year

Houston at Night

Long famous as a home for Tex-Mex cuisine, Houston offers the cuisine of almost every ethnic group. Excellent restaurants for every taste can be found in just about every part of the city. For individuals whose nighttime interests turn to the nightclub, dancing, and music scene, few places offer as much as Houston. In Houston, an individual can enjoy just about every type of music, including: blues, classical, choral, country, jazz, and Zydeco. While scattered throughout the city, a great deal of Houston’s nightlife is concentrated in the Downtown and Uptown sections of the city. The Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, and guest informant magazine (a Where Magazine publication) are excellent sources of information on the latest attractions and happenings.

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High Points

Houston strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Houston Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Houston Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 14% Houston Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 15% Houston Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 16% Houston College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 17% Houston Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Houston, Texas

Comparing Houston to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 9
Well-Paid Single Women 4 9
Age of the Population 3 2
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 2

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 6 1

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
College Educated Adults 6 9
People Above Poverty 3 4
Median Family Income 3 6
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 9
Working at Home 4 6
Short Commute Times 3 3

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 5
Housing Recently Built 7 6
Affordability of Rents 6 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 3
People Living Alone 5 9

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Property Crime 4 2
Low Violent Crime 2 1

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Houston Almanac

Category Value
County Harris
Standard Zip Codes 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, 77011, 77012, 77013, 77014, 77015, 77016, 77017, 77018, 77019, 77020, 77021, 77022, 77023, 77024, 77025, 77026, 77027, 77028, 77029, 77030, 77031, 77032, 77033, 77034, 77035, 77036, 77037, 77038, 77039, 77040, 77041, 77042, 77043, 770
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77001, 77052, 77202, 77203, 77205, 77206, 77207, 77208, 77210, 77213, 77215, 77217, 77218, 77219, 77220, 77221, 77222, 77223, 77224, 77225, 77226, 77227, 77228, 77229, 77230, 77231, 77233, 77234, 77235, 77236, 77237, 77238, 77240, 77241, 77242, 77243, 77244, 77245, 77248, 77249, 77251, 77252, 772
Company Zip Codes 77204, 77209, 77212, 77216, 77297, 77298, 77299
Phone Area Codes 281
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.763
Longitude -95.363

Houston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 61 to 79 F
Jul Temp 75 to 94 F
Oct Temp 62 to 82 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
Station HOUSTON SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 63 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station SUGAR LAND
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
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Houston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,953,631 100%
Male 975,551 49.9%
Female 978,080 50.1%
Under 18 536,658 27.5%
18+ 1,416,973 72.5%
65+ 164,065 8.4%
Median Age 30.9
Average Family Size 3.39
White 962,610 49.3%
African-American 494,496 25.3%
Asian 103,694 5.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 8,568 0.4%
Other 321,603 16.5%
Mixed Race 61,478 3.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 730,865 37.4%

Estimated Houston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,016,582
Growth 62,951
Growth % 3.2%

Houston Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.9%
German 5%
US/American 4.3%
English 4.2%
Irish 3.2%
Italian 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1%
African 0.9%
Polish 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Nigerian 0.5%
European 0.5%
British 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Houston, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Addicks (77079)
Addicks Barker (77084)
Astrodome (77230, 77025)
Astroworld (77025)
Bammel (77040)
Clear Lake City (77058)
Clutch City (77002)
Greens Bayou (77015)
Greenway Plaza (77046)
Heights (77008)
Houston Heights (77008)
Kohrville (77040)
Lyndon B Johnson Space Cen (77058)
Memorial Park (77224, 77279, 77024)
Piney Point (77024)
Satsuma (77040)
Sharpstown (77036)
Trammells (77045)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Houston 1,953,631 $40,443
Bellaire 15,642 $104,200
Hilshire Village 720 $129,025
Hunters Creek Village 4,374 $184,574
Jacinto City 10,302 $36,755
Southside Place 1,546 $163,303
West University Place 14,211 $157,312

Houston Public Libraries

Library
Houston Public Library
500 MCKINNEY ST
Houston, Texas
(832) 393-1300
Library Web Site
Harris County Public Library
8080 EL RIO ST
Houston, Texas
(713) 749-9000
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Houston Hospitals

ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1401 ST. JOSEPH PARKWAY
(713) 757-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

PARK PLAZA HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
1313 HERMANN DR
(713) 527-5019
Emergency Service: Yes

HEALTHSOUTH HOSPITAL FOR SPECIALIZED SURGERY
(Proprietary)
5445 LABRANCH STREET
(713) 528-6800
Emergency Service: Yes

RIVERSIDE GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
3204 ENNIS ST
(713) 526-2441
Emergency Service: No

EAST HOUSTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
13111 EAST FREEWAY
(713) 393-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

MEMORIAL HERMANN MEMORIAL CITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
921 GESSNER
(713) 242-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

TEXAS ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
7401 SOUTH MAIN STREET
(713) 799-8600
Emergency Service: Yes

ST LUKES EPISCOPAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
6720 BERTNER
(713) 785-8937
Emergency Service: Yes

METHODIST HOSPITAL,THE
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
6565 FANNIN
(713) 790-2221
Emergency Service: Yes

MEMORIAL HERMANN HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
6411 FANNIN
(713) 704-3700
Emergency Service: Yes

HOUSTON TOWN AND COUNTRY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
1120 BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE
(713) 467-4824
Emergency Service: Yes

HARRIS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
2525 HOLLY HALL
(713) 566-6417
Emergency Service: Yes

WOMANS HOSPITAL OF TEXAS,THE
(Proprietary)
7600 FANNIN
(713) 790-1234
Emergency Service: Yes

SPRING BRANCH MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
8850 LONG POINT ROAD
(713) 467-6555
Emergency Service: Yes

CYPRESS FAIRBANKS MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
10655 STEEPLETOP DRIVE
(281) 890-4285
Emergency Service: Yes

METHODIST WILLOWBROOK HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
18220 TOMBALL PARKWAY
(281) 477-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

MEMORIAL HERMANN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
7737 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY SUITE 200
(713) 776-6992
Emergency Service: Yes

TWELVE OAKS MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
6700 BELLAIRE
(713) 623-2500
Emergency Service: Yes

WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
12141 RICHMOND AVE
(281) 588-8080
Emergency Service: Yes

HOUSTON NORTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
710 FM 1960 WEST
(281) 440-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

TOPS SURGICAL SPECIALTY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
17080 RED OAK DRIVE
(281) 539-2900
Emergency Service: No

DOCTORS HOSPITAL TIDWELL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
510 W TIDWELL
(713) 691-1111
Emergency Service: Yes

RENAISSANCE HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
2807 LITTLE YORK RD
(713) 697-2961
Emergency Service: Yes

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
(VA)
2002 Holcombe Blvd.
713-791-1414 or 800-553-2278
Emergency Service:

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(281) 440-4482
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(281) 893-1707
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3506 S. Hwy 6 South
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Houston High Schools (2004)


(Sorted by Number of Students)

WESTFIELD H S
16713 ELLA BLVD
281-586-1300
Serves 4,112 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

ELSIK H S
12601 HIGH STAR
281-498-8110
Serves 4,079 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

HASTINGS H S
4410 COOK RD
281-498-8110
Serves 4,068 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

CLEAR LAKE H S
2929 BAY AREA BLVD
281-488-6670
Serves 3,474 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

MAYDE CREEK H S
19202 GROSCHKE RD
281-647-3000
Serves 3,397 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

LAMAR H S
3325 WESTHEIMER RD
713-522-5960
Serves 3,292 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

KLEIN FOREST H S
11400 MISTY VLY
832-484-4500
Serves 3,234 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

LANGHAM CREEK H S
17610 FM 529
281-463-5400
Serves 3,189 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

CYPRESS FALLS H S
9811 HUFFMEISTER RD
281-856-1000
Serves 3,166 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

JERSEY VILLAGE H S
7600 SOLOMON ST
281-896-3400
Serves 3,072 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL
7555 HOWELL SUGAR LAND RD
281-988-3500
Serves 2,933 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

CYPRESS CREEK H S
9815 GRANT RD
281-897-4200
Serves 2,907 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

SAM HOUSTON H S
9400 IRVINGTON
713-696-8970
A Title I School.
Serves 2,897 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

WESTSIDE H S
14201 BRIAR FOREST
281-920-8000
Serves 2,840 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

DOBIE H S
11111 BEAMER RD
281-481-3000
Serves 2,658 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

EISENHOWER HIGH SCHOOL
7922 ANTOINE DR
281-878-0900
A Title I School.
Serves 2,476 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

CYPRESS RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
7900 N ELDRIDGE PKWY
281-807-8000
Serves 2,383 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

CHAVEZ H S
8501 HOWARD
713-641-7400
A Title I School.
Serves 2,295 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

ALDINE HIGH SCHOOL
11101 AIRLINE DR
281-448-5231
A Title I School.
Serves 2,203 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

SPRING WOODS H S
2045 GESSNER
713-365-4475
A Title I School.
Serves 2,194 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

MEMORIAL H S
935 ECHO LN
713-365-5110
Serves 2,170 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

LEE H S
6529 BEVERLY HILL LN
713-782-7310
A Title I School.
Serves 2,164 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

NIMITZ HIGH SCHOOL
2005 W W THORNE DR
281-443-7480
A Title I School.
Serves 2,147 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

MILBY H S
1601 BROADWAY ST
713-928-7401
A Title I School.
Serves 2,130 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

NORTHBROOK H S
#1 RAIDER CIR
713-365-4430
A Title I School.
Serves 2,120 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

MACARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL
4400 ALDINE MAIL RT
281-985-6330
A Title I School.
Serves 2,114 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

MADISON H S
13719 WHITEHEATHER
713-433-9801
A Title I School.
Serves 2,102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

STRATFORD H S
14555 FERN ST
281-560-7550
Serves 2,060 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

AUSTIN H S
1700 DUMBLE
713-924-1600
A Title I School.
Serves 2,025 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

WESTBURY H S
11911 CHIMNEY ROCK
713-723-6015
A Title I School.
Serves 1,881 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

WALTRIP H S
1900 W 34TH ST
713-688-1361
A Title I School.
Serves 1,790 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

NORTH SHORE SR H S
353 N CASTLEGORY
281-459-4494
A Title I School.
Serves 1,735 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

SHARPSTOWN H S
7504 BISSONNET ST
713-771-7215
A Title I School.
Serves 1,734 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

DAVIS H S
1101 QUITMAN
713-226-4900
A Title I School.
Serves 1,706 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

REAGAN H S
413 E 13TH ST
713-861-5694
A Title I School.
Serves 1,683 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

SMILEY H S
10725 MESA DR
713-636-4300
A Title I School.
Serves 1,553 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

YATES H S
3703 SAMPSON ST
713-748-5400
A Title I School.
Serves 1,379 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

WELCH MIDDLE
11544 S GESSNER
713-778-3300
A Title I School.
Serves 1,326 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

WASHINGTON B T H S
119 E 39TH ST
713-692-5947
A Title I School.
Serves 1,260 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

BARBARA JORDAN H S
5800 EASTEX FWY
713-636-6900
A Title I School.
Serves 1,253 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

WORTHING H S
9215 SCOTT ST
713-733-3433
A Title I School.
Serves 1,250 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

STERLING H S
11625 MARTINDALE RD
713-991-0510
A Title I School.
Serves 1,176 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

FURR H S
520 MERCURY
713-675-1118
A Title I School.
Serves 1,144 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

C E KING H S
8540 C E KING PKWY
281-727-3500
A Title I School.
Serves 1,144 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

MARSHALL MIDDLE
1115 NOBLE ST
713-226-2600
A Title I School.
Serves 1,140 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

FOREST BROOK H S
7525 TIDWELL RD
713-631-7720
A Title I School.
Serves 1,123 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

JONES H S
7414 ST LO RD
713-733-1111
A Title I School.
Serves 1,109 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

ALPHONSO CRUTCH'S-LIFE SUPPORT CEN
7115 CLAREWOOD
713-779-9990
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 935 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

KASHMERE H S
6900 WILEYVALE ST
713-636-6400
A Title I School.
Serves 852 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

SCARBOROUGH H S
4141 COSTA RICA
713-681-4618
A Title I School.
Serves 822 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

WHEATLEY H S
4900 MARKET ST
713-671-3900
A Title I School.
Serves 794 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

GULF SHORES HIGH SCHOOL
11300 S POST OAK #1
713-723-3494
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 770 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 32

KERR H S
8150 SUGARLAND HOWELL
281-983-8484
Serves 729 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

LAW ENFCMT-CRIM JUST H S
4701 DICKSON ST
713-867-5100
A Title I School.
Serves 725 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

ACCELERATED LEARNING AND TRANSITIO
2103 N MAIN
713-222-8700
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 724 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 724

DEBAKEY H S FOR HEALTH PROF
3100 SHENANDOAH ST
713-741-2410
A Vocational School
A Title I School.
Serves 713 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

RAUL YZAGUIRRE SCHOOL FOR SUCCESS
2950 BROADWAY
713-649-6201
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 663 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

PERFOR & VIS ARTS H S
4001 STANFORD
713-942-1960
Serves 652 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

WESTCHESTER ACADEMY FOR INTERNATIO
901 YORKCHESTER
713-365-5678
Serves 605 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

CARVER H S FOR APPLIED TECH/ENGIN
2100 S VICTORY DR
281-878-0310
A Title I School.
Serves 603 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

GEORGE I SANCHEZ H S
6001 GULF FREEWAY BLDG B3
713-926-1112
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 600 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

YES COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL
353 CRENSHAW
713-910-2510
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 584 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

COMMUNITY EDUCATION PARTNERS SW
7055 BEECHNUT
713-777-0030
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 521 students.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION PARTNERS SE
8805 FERNDALE
713-428-0160
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 516 students.

CONTEMPORARY LRN CTR H S
1906 CLEBURNE ST
713-942-1440
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 504 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL
3333 BERING STE 200
713-784-6345
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 442 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

T H ROGERS SEC
5840 SAN FELIPE ST
713-917-3565
Serves 440 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.7

COMMUNITY SERVICES-SEC
4610 CROSSTIMBERS
713-636-6066
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 434 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.9

BENJI'S SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL ACADEM
2903 JENSEN DR
713-229-0560
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 402 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

HALL HIGH SCHOOL
222 RAYMAC RD
281-878-6900
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 334 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

AMIGOS POR VIDA-FRIENDS FOR LIFE C
5500 EL CAMINO DEL REY
713-399-9945
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 317 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

GIRLS & BOYS PREP ACADEMY
4975 W BELLFORT
713-270-5994
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 316 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

MIDDLE COLLEGE FOR TECH CAREERS
3100 CLEBURNE
713-523-9097
A Title I School.
Serves 306 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

JESSE JACKSON ACADEMY
5400 GRIGGS RD
713-845-2451
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 299 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 299

GULF SHORES EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM
11300 S POST OAK #1
713-723-3494
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 247 students.

CARNEGIE VANGUARD HS
10401 SCOTT ST
713-732-3694
Serves 238 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

HEIGHTS CHARTER SCHOOL
1125 LAWRENCE DR
713-868-9797
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 225 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

EASTWOOD ACADEMY
1315 DUMBLE
713-924-1697
A Title I School.
Serves 223 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

WINDFERN H S
12630 WINDFERN RD
281-807-8684
A Non-traditional School
Serves 213 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.4

SPRING BRANCH SCHOOL OF CHOICE
9016 WESTIEW
713-365-4190
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 194 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

NORTH HOUSTON H S FOR BUSINESS
455 W PARKER RD
713-691-3123
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 189 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

HOUSTON CAN ACADEMY HOBBY
9020 GULF FREEWAY
832-379-4226
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 188 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE CHA
1121 PIERCE
713-283-9235
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 167 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.9

HOUSTON ALTERNATIVE PREPARATORY CH
17300 EL CAMINO REAL STE 107A
713-524-6905
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 163 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

BURNETT-BAYLAND RECEPTION CENTER
6500 A CHIMNEY ROCK
713-852-1840
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 144 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

KAY ON-GOING ED CTR HIGH SCHOOL
4425 N SHEPHERD
713-696-7350
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 131 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.2

SOAR CTR
3233 WESLAYAN
713-892-6700
Serves 130 students.

GULF SHORES CREDIT REPAIR PROGRAM
11300 S POST OAK #1
713-723-3494
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 123 students.

LANE SCHOOL
14900 ALDINE-WESTFIELD RD
281-985-6350
A Special Education School
A Title I School.
Serves 121 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.1

GULF SHORES MIDDLE SCHOOL
11300 S POST OAK #1
713-723-3494
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 118 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 59

HARRIS COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION C
3540 W DALLAS
713-512-6870
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 113 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.4

HIGH POINT SCH NORTH
11902 SPEARS RD
281-875-0106
A Non-traditional School
Serves 113 students.

HOUSTON DROP BACK IN ACADEMY
1305 BENSON
713-670-3800
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 111 students.

CROSSROAD COMMUNITY ED CTR CHARTER
6711 BELLFORT ST
713-645-9122
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 107 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

HARRIS CO J J A E P
2525 MURWORTH
713-669-0799
A Non-traditional School
Serves 104 students.

CEP
8805 FERNDALE AVE
713-740-0000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 100 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 50

JUAN B GALAVIZ CHARTER SCHOOL
5206 AIRLINE DR
713-694-6027
A Charter School.
Serves 92 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

H P CARTER CAREER CENTER
1700 GREGG ST
713-226-2651
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 92 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.1

ENERGIZED FOR EXCELLENCE ALTERNATI
6201 BISSONNET
713-773-3600
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 88 students.

CHALLENGE EARLY COLLEGE H S
5601 W LOOP S
713-664-9712
Serves 87 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

HARPER ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
3200 CTR ST
713-802-4760
A Special Education School
A Title I School.
Serves 81 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.5

GULF SHORES RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT
11300 S POST OAK #1
713-723-3494
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 79 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 79

BURNETT-BAYLAND HOME
6500 CHIMNEY ROCK
713-852-1983
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 70 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

JAMIE'S HOUSE CHARTER SCHOOL
17406 BAMWOOD
281-866-9777
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 65 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

SP ED CONTRACT
16717 ELLA BLVD
281-586-1240
A Special Education School
Serves 33 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.6

HOUSTON NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL
1906 CLEBURNE
713-942-1426
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.1

CYPRESS-FAIRBANKS J J A E P
10300 JONES RD
281-897-4060
A Non-traditional School
Serves 28 students.

WESTSIDE COMMAND DETENTION CENTER
3202 S DAIRY ASHFORD RD
281-597-6618
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 23 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.7

NIKKI CHILDRENS HOME
6400 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY SUITE
713-526-8042
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 18 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

SCHOOL FOR ACCELERATED LRN
16717 ELLA BLVD
713-755-4766
A Non-traditional School
Serves 17 students.

ALDINE J J A E P
14910 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD
281-449-1011
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.

HIGHPOINT SCHOOL EAST (DAEP)
8003 E SAM HOUSTON PKWY N HY 9
281-459-1190
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.

EXCEL ACADEMY
2525 MURWORTH
713-669-9712
A Non-traditional School
Serves 15 students.

HCC LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM
2815 CAMPBELL ST
713-718-6882
A Special Education School
Serves 15 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.4

ALIEF ISD J J A E P
7055 BEECHNUT
281-755-4766
A Non-traditional School
Serves 14 students.

ADDED INCENTIVES
6400 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY SUITE
713-771-6573
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

HIGH POINT
7201 LANGLEY
713-633-1600
A Non-traditional School
Serves 11 students.

RICHARD MILBURN ACADEMY - SUBURBAN
500 CENTURY PLAZA DR STE 140
281-443-3111
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.4

HIGH POINT ALTER
8003 E SAM HOUSTON PKWY
281-459-1190
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.

HIGH POINT ALTER
8003 E SAM HOUSTON PKWY
281-459-1190
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.

TEXAS SERENITY ACADEMY
530 N SAM HOUSTON PKWY STE 213
281-931-8887
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

HARRIS CO J J A E P
955 CAMPBELL RD
713-464-1511
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.

NORTH FOREST DROPOUT RECOVERY
7201 LANGLEY
713-636-6753
A Non-traditional School
Serves 3 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0.9

NORTH FOREST J J A E P
7201 LANGLEY
713-633-1600
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1 students.

SCHOOL FOR ACCELERATED LRN
2525 MURWORTH
713-669-0799
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1 students.

ALIEF LEARNING CTR
4427 BELLE PARK
281-983-8000
A Special Education School
Serves 1 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0

ALTER LRN CTR
12508 WINDFERN
281-897-4171
A Non-traditional School

HAROLD D GUTHRIE CENTER FOR EXCELL
10660 HAMMERLY
713-365-4610
A Non-traditional School

PROJECT RECOVERY
14900 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD
281-985-6350
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.

ALDINE ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR CTR
1617 LAUDER RD
281-985-6264
A Title I School.

ALDINE ED PLACEMENT CTR
1617-B LAUDER RD
281-985-6685
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.

LEARNING ACADEMY
6602 WINFIELD RD
281-449-6561
A Non-traditional School

SPRING BRANCH ED CTR
9016 WESTVIEW
713-365-4910

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2. San Antonio, Texas 92   25.1% 10.4% 21.6% 25 $41,331 8.1% 32.3% 1,144,646 17.3% 71 0.5% 6.9
3. Fort Worth, Texas 91.2   28.6% 9.6% 22.3% 26 $42,939 8.5% 40.3% 534,694 15.9% 72.4 0.3% 7.1
4. Sacramento, California 90.9   32.1% 11.4% 23.9% 24 $42,051 7.1% 51.7% 407,018 20% 69.1 0.4% 11.6
5. North Miami, Florida 90.9   27.1% 9.2% 15.8% 31 $31,760 8.1% 65.2% 59,880 23.9% 75 1.6% 12.5
6. Richmond, California 90.5   25.9% 9.9% 22.4% 36 $46,659 7.7% 68.6% 99,216 16.2% 62.3 0.3% 10.9
7. Signal Hill, California 89.9   32.1% 7.2% 24.6% 27 $46,439 8.2% 54.5% 9,333 17.2% 73.1 0.5% 5.8
8. Phoenix, Arizona 89.6   25.4% 8.1% 22.7% 27 $46,467 8.7% 28.9% 1,321,045 15.8% 71.5 0.9% 7.2
9. Lakewood, Washington 89.5   29.5% 13.2% 21.8% 26 $42,551 7.3% 35.2% 58,211 15.8% 69.3 0.4% 8.7
10. Tampa, Florida 88.7   33.8% 12.5% 25.4% 24 $40,517 6.8% 35.8% 303,447 18.1% 81.8 0.6% 17.1
11. Irving, Texas 88.4   31.3% 6.1% 30% 25 $50,172 8.1% 35.8% 191,615 10.6% 52.3 0.6% 4.3
12. Jersey City, New Jersey 88.3   29.3% 9.8% 27.5% 35 $41,639 6.9% 66% 240,055 18.6% 34.2 0.3% 12.1
13. Oakland, California 88   32.4% 10.5% 30.9% 32 $44,384 7.1% 68.7% 399,484 19.4% 55.5 0.3% 12.9
14. Memphis, Tennessee 88   30.5% 10.9% 20.9% 24 $37,767 7.8% 65.6% 650,100 20.6% 83.3 0.3% 15.6
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24. Salem, Oregon 86.1   28.4% 12.4% 24.1% 23 $46,409 7.4% 16.9% 136,924 15% 72.6 0.3% 5.4
25. Vancouver, Washington 86   27.6% 10.7% 21.7% 24 $47,696 8% 15.2% 143,560 12.2% 58.6 0.4% 4.5
26. Poughkeepsie, New York 84.7   35.3% 13.6% 19.5% 24 $35,779 7.6% 47.2% 29,871 22.7% 40.3 0.5% 12
27. Sanford, North Carolina 84.5   25.5% 12.2% 18.6% 23 $39,447 8% 44.1% 23,220 17.1% 84.4 0.4% 7.8
28. Rock Hill, South Carolina 84.2   27.3% 11.3% 24.3% 24 $45,697 7% 41.3% 49,765 14% 59.5 0.3% 14.3
29. New Brunswick, New Jersey 83.9   24.3% 6.5% 19.2% 25 $38,222 7% 51.2% 48,573 27.1% 40.3 0.3% 7.3
30. New Orleans, Louisiana 83.2   33.1% 11.7% 25.8% 26 $32,338 6.9% 71.9% 484,674 27.9% 50.2 1.1% 9.2
31. Monroe, North Carolina 83   23.5% 10.8% 15.6% 26 $44,953 8.8% 39.9% 26,228 17.3% 68.3 0.3% 7.5
32. Birmingham, Alabama 79.5   34.5% 13.5% 18.5% 24 $31,851 6.8% 75.9% 242,820 24.7% 80.2 0.3% 13.4
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