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Demographics, Facts and Figures

The Houston Independent School District is committed to providing a high-quality education for every child, regardless of where they live or what school they choose to attend. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves in rigorous academic courses designed to prepare them for college and meaningful careers. Recent data shows the number of HISD students earning college credit on Advanced Placement exams and posting top scores on the SAT college entrance exam has never been higher. In addition, the district's graduation rate is at an all-time high.

Facts and Figures About HISD

Overall District

HISD at a Glance

  • Largest school district in Texas
  • Seventh-largest school district in the United States
  • 283 schools
  • 10 early childhood
  • 153 elementary
  • 37 middle
  • 40 high
  • 43 combined/other
  • 215,000 students
  • 62.1% Hispanic
  • 24.9% African American
  • 3.6% Asian
  • 8.2% White
  • About 100 languages spoken
  • 75.5% economically disadvantaged