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Top Houston ISD (HISD) Magnet Schools of 2019

Analysis of School Choice Lottery for 2019-2020 The most popular Houston magnet schools were River Oaks Elementary, Pin Oak Middle School, and DeBakey High School for the 2019-2020 academic year. Families had about a 20%-40% chance of gaining admission to [...]

By |May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Schools|4 Comments

Houston National Merit Semifinalists – 2019 Scholarship Competition Designees

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the Semifinalists in their 64th National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are current high school seniors who took the PSAT in October of 2017 and scored among the top 1% in their respective [...]

By |September 18th, 2018|Categories: P/SAT, Schools|0 Comments

Major 2018-2019 Houston Academic Year Dates to Know

Houston ISD School Holidays 2018 August 27 - First Day of School September 3 - Labor Day September 10 - Fall Holiday November 19 - 23 - Thanksgiving Winter Break December 24 - January 4, 2019​ ​ 2019 January [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Categories: ACT, Announcements, ISEE, P/SAT, Schools|0 Comments

Top Houston ISD (HISD) Magnet Schools of 2018

For the 2018-2019 academic year, almost ten percent of Houston ISD (HISD) students participated in this year’s annual School Choice lottery; participation versus last year was essentially flat when growth was up 19% versus 2016. Families submitted an average [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Categories: Schools|0 Comments

2017 HISD Board of Trustees Candidate Forum for District V at Rice University

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @7pm Spend an engaging and insightful evening at Rice University learning about the issues and the candidates for HISD's Board of Trustees District V. This non-partisan and non-endorsing informational event is hosted by General Academic [...]

By |September 18th, 2017|Categories: Schools|0 Comments