Carnegie Vanguard High School

Summary:

Carnegie Vanguard High School is a public high school in Houston, Texas, serving grades 9-12 and part of the Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest school district in Texas. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, with outstanding academic performance, high graduation rates, and a diverse student population.

Carnegie Vanguard High School's academic excellence is evident in its consistently high STAAR test scores, which far exceed the HISD and Texas state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the school had 76% proficiency in Algebra I, compared to 34% for HISD and 45% for Texas, and 94% proficiency in Biology, compared to 40% for HISD and 57% for Texas. The school's four-year graduation rate was an impressive 98.8% in 2021-2022, significantly higher than the HISD average of 80.1% and the Texas state average of 90.3%.

The diversity of Carnegie Vanguard High School's student population is also noteworthy, with a racial makeup of 20.93% White, 10.94% African American, 33.06% Hispanic, and 31.15% Asian. This diversity is in contrast to many nearby schools, such as Northside High School and Yates High School, which have significantly lower academic performance. Despite having a relatively high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, Carnegie Vanguard High School continues to excel, demonstrating its ability to effectively support and serve students from diverse backgrounds.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1501 Taft
       Houston, TX  77019-4507


(713) 732-3690

District: Houston Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
18th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,277 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  22.2 Help
Number of students:  841

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
33.1%
Asian:
31.2%
White:
20.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Carnegie Vanguard High School ranks better than 99.1% of high schools in Texas. It also ranks first among 45 ranked high schools in the Houston Independent School District (Isd)! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.7. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Carnegie Vanguard High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Carnegie Vanguard High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (33.1%), Asian (31.2%), White (20.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Carnegie Vanguard High School is 22.2. 44 high schools in the Houston Independent School District (Isd) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Carnegie Vanguard High School is $8,277. 44 high schools in the Houston Independent School District (Isd) spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Carnegie Vanguard High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Carnegie Vanguard High School 18th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Carnegie Vanguard High School in the ranking list.)

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Houston Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Houston Independent School District (Isd) 666th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Carnegie Vanguard High School

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Rank History for all students at Carnegie Vanguard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 85.85 23rd 1427 98.4%
2005 89.40 15th 1429 99.0%
2006 90.73 3rd 1430 99.8%
2007 89.64 11th 1497 99.3%
2008 89.67 9th 1510 99.4%
2009 87.24 9th 1539 99.4%
2010 83.54 21st 1568 98.7%
2011 83.39 13th 1672 99.2%
2012 87.24 11th 1603 99.3%
2013 88.44 6th 1652 99.6%
2014 86.34 3rd 1734 99.8%
2015 85.13 14th 1743 99.2%
2016 84.35 6th 1762 99.7%
2017 96.34 11th 1777 99.4%
2018 96.37 8th 1797 99.6%
2019 95.33 7th 1857 99.6%
2021 94.20 12th 1861 99.4%
2022 95.49 6th 1876 99.7%
2023 93.70 18th 1961 99.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Carnegie Vanguard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.65 8th 582 98.6%
2019 92.78 19th 604 96.9%
2022 94.21 11th 664 98.3%
2023 81.30 81st 677 88.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Carnegie Vanguard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 96.86 29th 1371 97.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Carnegie Vanguard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.54 17th 1794 99.1%
2019 96.85 16th 1818 99.1%
2021 96.07 17th 1848 99.1%
2022 96.70 13th 1847 99.3%
2023 95.22 24th 1897 98.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Carnegie Vanguard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.63 8th 1781 99.6%
2019 94.05 11th 1798 99.4%
2021 92.35 22nd 1815 98.8%
2022 94.02 9th 1841 99.5%
2023 91.47 24th 1891 98.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Carnegie Vanguard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.64 410th 1137 63.9%
2019 64.97 458th 1145 60.0%
2021 66.05 490th 1177 58.4%
2022 67.78 404th 1172 65.5%
2023 61.59 595th 1182 49.7%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Carnegie Vanguard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.09 7th 1784 99.6%
2019 97.30 28th 1810 98.5%
2021 95.39 28th 1829 98.5%
2022 97.01 20th 1837 98.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Carnegie Vanguard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.11 12th 1803 99.3%
2019 95.75 8th 1824 99.6%
2021 94.85 15th 1840 99.2%
2022 95.75 6th 1853 99.7%
2023 94.44 14th 1913 99.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Carnegie Vanguard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.95 16th 486 96.7%
2019 85.39 17th 487 96.5%
2021 86.28 15th 488 96.9%
2022 83.79 34th 507 93.3%
2023 82.18 43rd 525 91.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Carnegie Vanguard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.56 6th 1013 99.4%
2019 94.05 37th 1024 96.4%
2021 94.10 32nd 1020 96.9%
2022 94.87 39th 1031 96.2%
2023 93.40 52nd 1069 95.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Carnegie Vanguard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.58 12th 1691 99.3%
2019 96.42 9th 1714 99.5%
2021 94.07 21st 1743 98.8%
2022 96.02 13th 1762 99.3%
2023 94.72 18th 1820 99.0%
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Rank History for White students at Carnegie Vanguard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.39 11th 1539 99.3%
2019 93.67 9th 1526 99.4%
2021 92.24 18th 1510 98.8%
2022 93.96 13th 1525 99.1%
2023 90.32 39th 1576 97.5%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Open Quote i love Carnegie..ive always wanted to attend a school that would challenge me, and Carnegie is the school. i LOVE THE FACT THAT OUR TEACHERS ARE VERY INVOLVED IN OUR EDUCATION AND THE AAMOUNT OF HOMEWORK IS PERFECT FOR STUDENTS LIKE ME THAT LOVE TO BE CHALLENGED. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Carnegie Vanguard High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 71 64 12 26 0 n/a n/a 0 173
2003 71 64 12 26 0 n/a n/a 0 173
2004 101 83 10 43 1 n/a n/a 0 238
2005 112 75 9 57 1 n/a n/a 0 254
2006 133 85 9 82 1 n/a n/a 0 310
2007 152 83 11 102 1 n/a n/a 0 349
2008 167 79 19 106 0 n/a n/a 0 371
2009 172 77 29 121 0 n/a n/a 0 399
2010 191 91 32 112 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2011 203 94 44 109 0 0 8 0 458
2012 218 94 70 129 0 1 11 0 523
2013 266 86 83 139 2 2 12 0 590
2014 250 74 104 161 2 1 16 0 608
2015 241 65 116 171 2 0 18 0 613
2016 224 60 126 189 1 0 21 0 621
2017 191 57 161 206 1 0 21 0 637
2018 167 47 181 208 1 0 22 0 626
2019 188 85 246 259 2 0 28 0 808
2020 191 88 255 282 1 3 34 0 854
2021 194 114 272 304 3 3 35 0 925
2022 201 106 279 282 2 5 38 0 913
2023 176 92 262 278 1 4 28 0 841

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Carnegie Vanguard High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 173 16.5 10.5 17.3
2003 173 16.5 10.5 17.3
2004 238 19.0 12.5 23.9
2005 254 14.5 17.5 27.2
2006 310 18.5 16.8 37.1
2007 349 23.0 15.2 30.4
2008 371 24.0 15.5 27.2
2009 399 26.0 15.3 26.1
2010 426 27.0 15.7 22.1
2011 458 29.0 15.7 23.1
2012 523 29.0 17.9 20.8
2013 590 34.0 17.3 24.9
2014 608 35.2 17.2 22
2015 613 33.0 18.5 25.3
2016 621 32.0 19.4 28.3
2017 637 30.7 20.7 32.2
2018 626 32.1 19.5 32.6
2019 808 30.5 26.4 31.3
2020 854 35.0 24.4 30.3
2021 925 37.9 24.3 32.9
2022 913 37.9 24.0 35
2023 841 37.8 22.2 34.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Carnegie Vanguard High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 173 16.5 10.5 17.3
2003 173 16.5 10.5 17.3
2004 238 19.0 12.5 23.9
2005 254 14.5 17.5 27.2
2006 310 18.5 16.8 37.1
2007 349 23.0 15.2 30.4
2008 371 24.0 15.5 27.2
2009 399 26.0 15.3 26.1
2010 426 27.0 15.7 22.1
2011 458 29.0 15.7 23.1
2012 523 29.0 17.9 20.8
2013 590 34.0 17.3 24.9
2014 608 35.2 17.2 22
2015 613 33.0 18.5 25.3
2016 621 32.0 19.4 28.3
2017 637 30.7 20.7 32.2
2018 626 32.1 19.5 32.6
2019 808 30.5 26.4 31.3
2020 854 35.0 24.4 30.3
2021 925 37.9 24.3 32.9
2022 913 37.9 24.0 35
2023 841 37.8 22.2 34.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Carnegie Vanguard High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,013 (14.5%) $5,965 (85.5%) $6,978
2020 $835 (10.8%) $6,921 (89.2%) $7,756
2021 $715 (8.6%) $7,562 (91.4%) $8,277

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Carnegie Vanguard High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 7th of 1857 High schoolsRanks 18th of 1961 High schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Carnegie Vanguard High School)9376
 17%
   End of Course Algebra I (Houston Independent School District (Isd))5034
 16%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Carnegie Vanguard High School)9894
 4%
   End of Course Biology (Houston Independent School District (Isd))5140
 11%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Carnegie Vanguard High School)9998
 1%
   End of Course English I Reading (Houston Independent School District (Isd))3941
 2%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Carnegie Vanguard High School)99100
 1%
   End of Course English II Reading (Houston Independent School District (Isd))4344
 1%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Carnegie Vanguard High School)10099
 1%
   End of Course U.S. History (Houston Independent School District (Isd))6863
 5%
   End of Course U.S. History (Texas)7571
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students808841
 4.1%
African American8592
 8.2%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian246262
 6.5%
Hispanic259278
 7.3%
Pacific Islander04
White188176
 6.4%
Two or More Races2828
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.3%34.4%
 3.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Carnegie Vanguard High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 841 students attended Carnegie Vanguard High School.

Yes! Carnegie Vanguard High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 18th of 1961 Texas high schools.

Students at Carnegie Vanguard High School are 33% Hispanic, 31% Asian, 21% White, 11% African American, 3% Two or more races.


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