Carnegie Vanguard High School
Best High School in Texas#2
|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||HOUSTON ISD|
HOUSTON, TX 77019
Carnegie Vanguard High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Texas high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 2nd in the best public high schools in Texas.
The Carnegie Vanguard High School student body is predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.3%||2|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0%||0|
|Two or more races||2.9%||18|
vs. other Texas high schoolsUpper 9.9%
16.8% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Texas high school median of 41.7%. By this measure, CARNEGIE VANGUARD H S students are largely wealthy and rank 117th in Texas for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in Texas19th
Rating10 out of 10
Students at Carnegie Vanguard High School scored an average 94% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 2.3% of Texas high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||80% or more*||95% or more*|
|Boys||80% or more*||95% or more*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||suppressed*||90% or more*|
|Black||50% or more*||80% or more*|
|Hispanic||80% or more*||95% or more*|
|Multiracial||suppressed*||50% or more*|
|White||suppressed*||95% or more*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1320
The average SAT score for Carnegie Vanguard High School students in 2015 was 1320.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT82%
Rank in Texas63rd
Rating9 out of 10
242 out of 294 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (82%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Texas median rate of 37% and in the top 7% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate58%
AP Pass Rank in Texas18th
AP Pass Rate Rating10 out of 10
Carnegie Vanguard High School offers 25 AP courses. 58 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 97% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. Carnegie Vanguard High School had 354 taking AP exams with a 339 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 97% percentile and significantly above the Texas state median of 42 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||96%||42%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||58%||17%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||29%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||28%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||4%|
|AP Courses Offered||25|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||1%||15%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||1%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||1%|
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Carnegie Vanguard High School