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Taylor High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,943
Best High School in Texas
#28
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District KATY ISD
Type Public
 Phone (281)237-3100
 Location 20700 KINGSLAND BLVD
KATY, TX 77450
Charter School No

Taylor 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 28th in the best public high schools in Texas.

Demographics

Race

The Taylor High School student body is mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White50.8%1,496
Black6.8%199
Hispanic23.3%685
Asian Pacific15%440
Native American Indian0.6%17
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%3
Two or more races3.5%103

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Upper 6.2%

12.9% 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, TAYLOR H S students are largely wealthy and rank 73rd in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman778
Sophomore743
Junior736
Senior686
Total2,943

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 94th in Texas

Students at Taylor High School scored an average 89% 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 8.6% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls90% to 94%*90%
Boys90% to 94%*85%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*50% or more*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% to 89%*90% to 94%*
Black90% or more*75% to 79%*
Hispanic85% to 89%*82%
Multiracial50% or more*80% to 89%*
White90% to 94%*91%
With Disabilites50% to 59%*50% to 54%*
Limited English60% to 69%*35% to 39%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1121

The average SAT score for Taylor High School students in 2015 was 1121.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 213rd in Texas

772 out of 1,422 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (54%). College admission testing participation is well above the Texas median rate of 33% and in the top 19% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 44th in Texas

Taylor High School offers 21 AP courses. 27 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 79% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. Taylor High School had 559 taking AP exams with a 475 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 93% percentile and significantly above the state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 85% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 27% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 24%
AP Courses Offered 21

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.8%24
Boys1.3%20
Girls0.3%4
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 Students5.6%162
Boys7.2%109
Girls3.8%53
Texas Median11.7%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.3%37
Boys1.8%28
Girls0.6%9

Location

Taylor High School
20700 KINGSLAND BLVD
KATY, TX
77450
(281)237-3100

10 out of 10 1

District

KATY ISD
KATY, TX