10 Houston Area School Districts with the Highest Graduation Rates

by James McClister


The Clear Lake Independent School District had a graduation rate of 95.9 percent.

The Hechinger Report recently released the graduation rates for nearly every school district in the U.S. The data, which draws from the 2013 graduating class, broke down the numbers past the typical statewide average.

We took a closer look at the graduation rates for the Houston area, and found the 10 school districts with the highest graduation rates, along with the communities they cover:

1. Friendswood Independent School District – 98.3 percent 

2. Barbers Hill Independent School District – 97.6 percent 

3. Waller Independent School District – 97.5 percent 

4. Pearland Independent School District – 96.4 percent

5. Liberty Independent School District – 96 percent

6. Clear Creek Independent School District – 95.9 percent 

7. Huffman Independent School District – 95.3 percent 

8. Tomball Independent School District – 95.1 percent

9. Dayton Independent School District – 94.9 percent

10. Humble Independent School District – 94.1 percent

As Houston Agent previously reported, the quality of schools is one of the most important things consumers consider when buying a home, even if it means buying a more expensive home. In 2013, Redfin conducted a survey which found that the median price for a home in a top school district in the Houston area was $252,000, compared to $144,875 for a the price of a home in an average school district.

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  • Renee' says:


  • Jing says:

    unbelievable! FBCAD and KatyISD are not here???

  • Sonja says:

    Jing, having the highest graduation rates is not necessarily an indicator of success. It even could be taken to be an indicator of lower standards. Buyers should look at many factors such as class size, average SAT scores, teacher retention rate, and so on in making a decision regarding schools.

  • Blayne says:

    Even so Sonja, based on graduation rates that still does not show well for those BIG name school districts. The rapid population growth in these areas has much to do with it. IF you notice the schools that made the list, aren’t the areas in high demand as far as growth goes. Just my 2 cents.

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