Children at Risk released their 2018 statewide rankings for 191 Texas elementary, middle and high schools. This is the 13th year the nonprofit organization has put out the list.
Children at Risk based the middle school rankings off three factors: student achievement, achievement and poverty (performance indicators) and student growth.
The achievement indicators are based on students performance on STAAR Reading and Math tests. Performance indicators adjust the achievement indicators get rid of bias for schools with lower percentages on economically disadvantaged students. Growth indicators are based on standardized test scores that improved in math and reading.
Children at Risk found that 56 percent of students are categorized as economically disadvantaged in Houston and 58 percent of students statewide are in the same category.
Additionally, 9 percent of Houston-area schools were labeled gold ribbon schools, meaning at least 75 percent of the student body is economically disadvantaged, but the school is not a magnet or charter school and still has an A or B ranking.
Three of Houston’s middle schools ranked in the top ten around the state. T.H. Rogers School placed fifth, Cornerstone Academy placed ninth and Houston Gateway Academy-Coral Campus placed tenth. All three middle schools received an A+ grade from children at risk.
|Houston Rank||School||District||State Rank|
|1||T.H. Rogers School||Houston ISD||5|
|2||Cornerstone Academy||Spring Branch ISD||9|
|3||Houston Gateway Academy – Coral Campus||Houston Gateway Academy INC||10|
|4||Project Chrysalis Middle||Houston ISD||12|
|5||Houston Gateway Academy INC Elite College Prep||Houston Gateway Academy INC||15|
|6||Lanier Middle||Houston ISD||17|
|7||Fort Settlement Middle||Fort Bend ISD||18|
|8||Energized For STEM Academy Southwest Middle||Houston ISD||22|
|9||Mandarin Immersion Magnet School||Houston ISD||24|
|10||Austin Middle||Galveston ISD||30|
|11||Beckendorff Junior High||Katy ISD||39|
|12||Houston Gateway Academy||Houston Gateway Academy INC||42|
|13||Creekside Park Junior High||Tomball ISD||44|
|14||Sartartia Middle||Fort Bend ISD||47|
|15||Pin Oak Middle||Houston ISD||51|
|16||Harmony School of Innovation- Sugar Land||Harmony School of Science – Houston||52|
|17||Tays Junior High||Katy ISD||53|
|18||Seven Lakes Junior High||Katy ISD||58|
|19||Harmony School of Innovation- Katy||Harmony School of Science – Houston||63|
|20||Smith Middle||Cypress-Fairbanks ISD||65|