Houston Academy For International Studies

Overview

Student Enrollment
441
Best High School in Texas
#71
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District HOUSTON ISD
Type Public
 Phone (713)942-1430
 Location 1810 STUART
HOUSTON, TX 77004
Charter School Yes

Houston Academy For International Studies 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 71st in the best public high schools in Texas.

Racial Demographics

The Houston Academy For International Studies student body is predominantly Hispanic with a significant Black population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White6.1%27
Black41.7%184
Hispanic48.3%213
Asian Pacific2.3%10
Native American Indian0.2%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races1.4%6

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Lower 30%

55.8% 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, HOUSTON ACADEMY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES students are largely lower-middle income and rank 833rd in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman125
Sophomore106
Junior106
Senior104
Total441

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
93%
Rank in Texas
38th
Rating
10 out of 10

Students at Houston Academy For International Studies scored an average 93% 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 4% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls90% or more*90% to 94%*
Boys80% or more*85% to 89%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*50% or more*
Black80% or more*85% to 89%*
Hispanic90% or more*90% to 94%*
Multiracial-suppressed*
Whitesuppressed*50% or more*
With Disabilitessuppressed*suppressed*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
923

The average SAT score for Houston Academy For International Studies students in 2015 was 923.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
97%
Rank in Texas
24th
Rating
10 out of 10

204 out of 210 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (97%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Texas median rate of 37% and in the top 3% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
31%
AP Pass Rank in Texas
581st
AP Pass Rate Rating
1 out of 10

Houston Academy For International Studies offers 9 AP courses. 31 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 84% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. Houston Academy For International Studies had 123 taking AP exams with a 12 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 7% percentile and significantly lower than the Texas state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 10% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 31% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Other Enrollment Rate -4%
AP Courses Offered 9

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students5.1%22
Boys7.7%13
Girls3.4%9
Texas Median11.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.8%8
Boys2.4%4
Girls2.4%4

Location

Houston Academy For International Studies
1810 STUART
HOUSTON, TX
77004
(713)942-1430

10 out of 10 1

District

HOUSTON ISD
HOUSTON, TX