Furr High School Overview

2014 Academic Indicators
College Readiness Index
34.4
Geometry Proficiency
2.2
Reading Proficiency
2.2
Student/Teacher Ratio
18:1
  • 09–12 Grades
  • 834 Students
  • 45 Teachers

Furr High School
520 MERCURY
HOUSTON, TX 77013

Phone: (713) 675-1118

District: Houston Independent School District

Overview

At Furr High School, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Furr High School is 86 percent. The student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 97 percent. Furr High School is 1 of 44 high schools in the Houston Independent School District.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded None
National Rank
Unranked

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 834
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 97%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 61%
Full-Time Teachers 45

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in Reading 20%
Proficient in Geometry 20%
College Readiness Index 34.4

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Large City
Charter School No
Magnet School Yes
Receives Title I Funding Yes

District

This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 44
Total Students 48,358
Proficient in Reading (district average) 36%
Proficient in Geometry (district average) 53%
College Readiness (district average) 33.5

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Nearby Schools

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