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Hightower High School

2,719 students in grades 9 ‐ 12

Rated: Met Standard

Hightower High School is a suburban school with 2,719 students. Students perform at the state average in passing TAKS scores. About half of students are prepared for college in both English Language Arts and Math.

Teachers have roughly the same experience as the state average and are paid more than the state average.

The school spends $4,202 per student for academic programs and $6,049 per student for all school functions.

Hightower High School is located in Congressional District 9, State Board of Education District 4 represented by Lawrence A. Allen Jr., Texas House District 27 represented by Ron Reynolds and Texas Senate District 13 represented by Rodney Ellis.


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Mean SAT score (math and critical reading) for all students who took the test

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Percent of high school seniors who graduate by ethnicity

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Percent of teachers by years of experience in the field

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Teachers by ethnicity and gender (percent/number of teachers)

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Spending per student by program

Spending per student by school function in dollars


These campuses are identified as peers for Hightower High School by the comptroller's FAST report based on factors – like "regional wages, district size and student characteristics" – that affect the cost of education.

Name Enrollment Accountability Rating City
Akins High School 2,650 Met Standard Austin
Anderson High School 1,984 Met Standard Austin
Bastrop High School 2,318 Met Standard Bastrop
Bellaire High School M 3,355 Met Standard Bellaire
Berkner High School 2,721 Met Standard Richardson
Brazoswood High School 2,474 Met Standard Freeport
Bryan High School 2,481 Improvement Required Bryan
CE Ellison High School 2,485 Met Standard Killeen
Conroe High School 2,947 Met Standard Conroe
Cypress Falls High School 3,347 Met Standard Houston
Cypress Ridge High School 2,962 Met Standard Houston
Cypress Springs High School 2,879 Met Standard Cypress
Dulles High School 2,076 Met Standard Sugar Land
East Central High School 2,580 Met Standard San Antonio
Franklin High School 3,060 Met Standard El Paso
Garland High School 2,616 Met Standard Garland
Grapevine High School 2,133 Met Standard Grapevine
Haltom High School 2,396 Met Standard Haltom City
Karen Wagner High School 2,453 Met Standard San Antonio
Kempner High School 2,537 Met Standard Sugar Land
Langham Creek High School 3,126 Met Standard Houston
Lawrence Elkins High School 2,384 Met Standard Missouri City
Lewisville High School 2,634 Met Standard Lewisville
Mansfield High School 2,367 Met Standard Mansfield
Mayde Creek High School 2,760 Met Standard Houston
Memorial High School 3,270 Academically Acceptable
Memorial High School 2,272 Met Standard Houston
Mesquite High School 2,744 Met Standard Mesquite
Morton Ranch High School 2,984 Met Standard Katy
Nimitz High School 2,875 Improvement Required Houston
Pflugerville High School 2,296 Met Standard Pflugerville
Roosevelt High School M 2,750 Met Standard San Antonio
Smithson Valley High School 2,058 Met Standard Spring Branch
Stephen F Austin High School 2,343 Met Standard Sugar Land
Sterling High School 2,334 Met Standard Baytown
Tascosa High School 2,118 Met Standard Amarillo
Vista Ridge High School 2,006 Met Standard Leander
West Brook Senior High School 2,458 Met Standard Beaumont
Westside High School M 2,954 Met Standard Houston