HIGHTOWER HIGH SCHOOL

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3333 HURRICANE LN
MISSOURI CITY, TX 77459
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Phone: 281-634-5240
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Fort Bend Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 562.5
  • Number Students: 2250
  • Number Teachers: 125
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4805
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Viretta West
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (53 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (35 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-24
    "Even though Hightower may seem really rowdy due its large populations of African Americans and Hispanics, the school does have a small bright population that keeps its test score averages up. Honestly, if the academies were not at Hightower, then this school would've experience failing scores and rankings much faster. The top 5% is almost all Indian or Asian (not an understatement; can be proven at graduation). If the children in the academies were ranked against other schools such as ridgepoint or elkins, they would blow them out of the water. Send your child here if they are responsible enough to make the right decisions and to put school first. Academics here are great, especially with the internships provided by the academies. Occasionally there may be a fight or two but if you mind your own business then you should be fine. The administrative staff do a relatively good job but the counselors need to be more receptive to the children. There are always going to be kids who dont care about academics and Hightower just happens to have many of them. If you child does his/her best and takes many AP class, then they can be a part of truly intelligent children when they graduate."
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    Posted 2014-08-28
    "I am a freshman at hightower highschool and it's terrible so far. I didn't feel welcome at all. The hallways are crowded, people run around the whole school, and the students there dress so inaportpatly there. It's just awful there so far. Please here's a tip!: if your not zoned to hightower, then I suggest you don't go."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-31
    "This school is horrible and undisciplined. The students do whatever they want in this school and teachers do a horrible job all the time. The students are always sagging and a large amount are covered in tattoos already. Very few scholarships are awarded to students here. The staff and principal are slow of alerting you of emergencies and many parents have a problem with this. The school is undisciplined and there are fights almost every week. And yes there are drugs in this school but that is a very low amount of idiotic students. I would NOT recommend this school to anyone."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-11
    "I am currently enrolled at Hightower and I believe this school is actually one of the best in Fort Bend ISD academically wise. This school gives students the opportunity to succeed, whether the opportunity is taken or not depends on the student. But if your child is a hard-worker, hangs out with the right crowd, and does what they're supposed to there is no doubt they'll succeed. I recommend it."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-17
    "Hightower is the worst high school in fort bend isd. The teachers are horrible there. Transferring my daughter to ridgepoint next year. The band is super unorganized."
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