How good are the schools in Houston, TX?

Houston encompasses 247 public elementary, middle and high schools. Houston also has 382 private schools. One hundred and sixty-two high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Houston is also home to 13 colleges and/or universities, two of which earned places on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 7.5 /10

How we calculate this.


Houston has a comparable score to similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
422,493
Total Teachers
28,784

Student-Teacher Ratio

15:1

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

All High Schools in Houston

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.