About Heights High School

    Heights High School is a comprehensive senior high school located in the Houston Heights in Houston,Texas. Heights serves students in grades nine through twelve and is a part of the Houston Independent School District. Heights High School is HISD's Magnet School of Computer Technology and offers the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) Middle Years Program (till 10th grade) and twenty Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Students belong either to the Computer Magnet Academy, or to the Health Science Academy, Business Academy, Engineering and Design Academy and Transportation Academy. They receive specialized hands-on training to prepare them for a career in those fields. 

    Houston Heights High School was first established for Heights residents in 1904, at the site of the present Milroy Park, at the corner of Yale and 12th. However, as was common in those days, that school also housed an elementary and middle school. When the Heights joined the City of Houston in 1918, the building at end of Heights Boulevard and 20th known today as Hamilton Middle School became the Senior High School, and the old location became a Junior High School. When the original building on Yale and 12th burned in 1924, a new location for the high school was picked in the block between Oxford and Arlington, 13th and 14th. The new school was named John H. Reagan High School and opened in 1926. In 2016, the name was changed from John H. Reagan to Heights High.