About Our School
Houston High School
9755 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown , TN 38139-5508
School Code: 430-758
Houston High School, established in 1989, is located in the Shelby County suburban community of Germantown. The 70-acre campus houses approximately 2000 students in grades 9-12.
Houston is a comprehensive high school within the Germantown Municipal School District, fully accredited by AdvanceEd and with memberships in the following: NASSP, NACAC, SACAC, The College Board, and TSSAA. The student body represents diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic groups. The administration and staff consist of 120 certified personnel, and over 80 percent have advanced degrees (masters or higher). The school year is 180 days divided into two semesters. The school day consists of seven 50-minute classes.
Comprehensive programs are offered in English, foreign language, science, mathematics, social studies, STEM, fine arts, and CTE. Dual Enrollment classes are offered in Anatomy & Physiology, Biology II, Calculus III, College Algebra & Trigonometry, Statistics, English, Oral Communication, Art History, Criminal Justice, Audio/Visual Production, Information Technology, Mechatronics I & II, Intro to Engineering/STEM, US History, and Work-Based Learning. Industry certification courses include STEM III, Computer Systems, Diagnostic Medicine, Principles of Manufacturing and Agriscience.
Honors courses include English I, II, III, Etymology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, Organic Chemistry, World History & Geography, Latin I, II, III, French I, II, III, German I, II, III, Spanish I, II, III, Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, STEM I, III, III, Coding II, and Fine Arts.
Advanced Placement courses are offered in English Language, English Literature, U.S. History, European History, Human Geography, U.S. Government, Comparative Government, Economics (Macro and Micro), Psychology, French Language, German Language, Spanish Language, Latin Literature, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Physics I and Physics II, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Studio Art Drawing & 2-D Design, Music Theory, Statistics, and Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, Research, and Seminar.
|TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 22|
|MATH: 4 Credits
Including Algebra I, II, Geometry and a fourth higher level math course
|SCIENCE: 3 Credits
Including Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and a third lab course
|ENGLISH: 4 Credits|
|SOCIAL STUDIES: 3 Credits|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND WELLNESS:
|PERSONAL FINANCE: .5 Credits|
|FOREIGN LANGUAGE: 2 Credits
FINE ARTS: 1 Credit
May be waived for students not going to a University to expand and enhance the elective focus
ELECTIVE FOCUS: 3 Credits
Science and Mathematics
Liberal Arts and Humanities
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Standard courses :
Honors Courses : 3 points are added to all scores of 65 or above each quarter. .5 additional quality point is added to GPA each semester.
Industry Certifcation Courses : 4 points are added to all scores of 65 or above each quarter. .5 additional quality point is added to GPA each semester.
Advanced Placement : 5 points are added to all scores of 65 or above each quarter.1 additional quality point is added to GPA each semester.
Students' grade point averages are calculated on a 4.0 scale and are weighed if honors, Dual Enrollment, Industry Certification, and/or Advanced Placement courses have been taken. Notation appears in the course title on the student transcript. The GPA includes all grades earned during grades 9-12.
Class RankHouston High School does not participate in a class ranking system.
Laude SystemSumma cum laude 4.25 and above
The average ACT score for all members of the class of 2021 based on each student's highest ACT was 24.3, and the average for students in the Houston Honors Academy was 32.1. The 2021 Advanced placement examinations for 551 test-takers taking 1,130 exams were scored as follows: 15%=5, 25%=4, and 27%=3 with 67% of total students earning a 3 or higher. For the 2020-2021 school year, Houston had 9 National Merit Commended Scholars, 16 National Merit Semifinalists, and 15 National Merit Finalists.
Approximately 88% of Houston’s students attend a four-year university; 11% attend a two-year college or technical school, and 1% join the military, work force or other. During the past five years, Houston graduates have attended the following schools:
Agnes Scott College