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Well, look at Fort Bend Clements:


Same goes for Bellaire:


They are considered to be great schools, yet they aren't considered to be "higher performing" according to this list due to missing data.

Of course Forest Brook in North Forest is really, really bad in terms of performance:


The freshmen have really low scores. I assume that there may be many kids dropping out since (A. the juniors and seniors have much better scores, and B. Forest Brook isn't a magnet school, so kids who leave are most likely dropouts).

While I can understand HISD having some bad apples, North Forest ISD only has two high schools. The issues in NFISD are inexcusable. As for HISD itself, the schools that sefviv is talking about are losing tons and tons of kids since..

a. Neighborhoods gentrify

b. Kids leave for magnet schools and Bellaire/Lamar/Westside

EDIT: I did some research on growth rates of school districts in the Houston area.

The TEA's district map included enrollment figures from 1999-2000 to 2001-2002

During that period:

Aldine ISD: 4.5%

Alief ISD: 4.5%

Alvin ISD: 1.4%

Angleton ISD: -1.4%

Brazosport ISD: -Less than 1%

Channelview ISD: 7.9%

Clear Creek ISD: 7.4%

Conroe ISD: 10%

Crosby ISD: 1.9%

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD: 11%

Deer Park ISD: -2.4%

Dickinson ISD: 2.7%

Fort Bend ISD: 6.5%

Galveston ISD: -3.1%

Galena Park ISD: 4.5%

Friendswood ISD: 5.4%

Hitchcock ISD: -9.1%

Houston ISD: Less than 1%

Huffman ISD: 8%

Humble ISD: 4.6%

Katy ISD: 16%

Klein ISD: 5.5%

La Marque ISD: -4%

Lamar Consolidated ISD: 8.5%

New Caney ISD: 8.6%

North Forest ISD: -7.2%

Pasadena ISD: 3.8%

Pearland ISD: 10%

Santa Fe ISD: -Less than 1%

Sheldon ISD: -3.1%

Spring ISD: 10%

Spring Branch ISD: 3.1%

Stafford ISD: 1%

Texas City ISD: -1.4%

EDIT two: Did more research - North Forest now has 9967 for 04-05.

Total loss rate from 12603 at 1999-2000 = 21% LOSS!

North Forest is shrinking as much as Pearland, Katy, and Cy-Fair are growing! How sad!

Compared to Houston ISD..

1999-2000: 209716

2004-2005: 208454

= Less than 1% loss

Houston ISD is like a brick wall being built on one end and chiseled on the other. Parts of it are increasing (Particularly schools in wealthy neighborhoods, schools in the west side, and schools in booming Hispanic neighborhoods) while parts are decreasing (Schools in traditional African-American neighborhoods and the East End).

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