After submitting a request in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act, the Houston School Survey (HSS) acquired magnet application data for Houston ISD (HISD) for the 2014-2015 school year. According to HISD, the data was current on April 21, 2014, when it was generated. We also requested and received historical application data as well as a count of unique applicants.
This analysis is for a previous year. For information on the 2015 - 2016 lottery, click here.
About 5% of applicants will get into HISD's most selective schools, which had the lowest acceptance rates based off of the number of seats available and the number of applicants.
HISD offers magnet programs at 96 schools for the 2014-2015 academic year. However, some schools are clearly more popular than others based off of the number of applicants.
If students get into these schools, they almost always attend. The difference between this list and "Most Popular" is the yield rate as calculated by students accepting a school's offer of enrollment.
In these charts and tables, we look at the change year-over-year in number of applications to Houston's magnet schools. In general, the volume of applications is increasing, but not across the board for all schools.
On average, fewer than 15% of HISD students will score within the highest quartile on the Texas STAAR tests. In these tables, we identify the schools where students consistently score well.
Article last updated on May 4, 2015.
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