Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions Overview

2014 Academic Indicators
National Rank
#33
College Readiness Index
95.3
Geometry Proficiency
3.6
Reading Proficiency
3.4
Student/Teacher Ratio
16:1
  • 09–12 Grades
  • 871 Students
  • 55 Teachers

Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions
3100 SHENANDOAH ST
HOUSTON, TX 77021

Phone: (713) 741-2410

District: Houston Independent School District

Overview

DeBakey High School for Health Professions is located on the Texas Medical Center campus, and students have access to research facilities and academic programs at the center. Graduates are eligible for the Houston Premedical Academy, an undergraduate program at the University of Houston designed specifically for DeBakey High School students. Those selected for the premedical academy receive provisional acceptance to the Baylor College of Medicine. DeBakey’s Parent Teacher Association provides volunteers and sponsors school activities.

Rankings / Awards

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

Medal Awarded Gold
National Rank
#33
State Rank
#6
Magnet Rank
#12
STEM Rank
#16

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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 871
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 91%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 39%
Full-Time Teachers 55

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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 95%
Proficient in Geometry 93%
College Readiness Index 95.3

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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

Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions is 1 of 44 schools in the Houston Independent School District.

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