Furr High School

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520 Mercury Dr

Houston, TX 77013

(713) 675-1118

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 882

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Furr High School

My husband and myself graduated from this school as well as his sister and my four siblings. My son just started this school year there and he loves it. I too, see students walking away from campus right around 8:50 am toward the park. They have no shame, but they will years from now when they can't ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/20/13

The students that are walking away from the school are in Co-Op and they have to leave early for work. Many of them are from the dropout program and have flexible schedules. Furr is a amazing school. I think people in the neighbor should come to the school and talk to the principal so concerns could ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 10/15/13

You always see kids walking away from campus at any given time of day! Kids are often seen walking off to Herman Brown Park, down towards Oates Rd. And lets not forget, right before dismissal time they start walking back to the area of the school, I've been seeing this for the last 20 years!

Posted by a other on 10/02/13

Furr High School is an amazing school with outstanding leadership. Teacher and student involvement is beyond what I ever expected prior to enrolling my son at Furr. I am an involved parent and I enjoy working with the parents, staff and overall leadership at the school. I have and will encourage other ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/30/13

I think the teachers here are doing an outstanding job in the community special thanks goes out to the wonderful , Dr. Bertie simmons , and more importantly to all of the students that make it happen at this show stopping campus

Posted by a student on 06/29/09

I love it! My teachers are great and I think I might be capable of having great achievements this year.

Posted by a student on 11/14/07

I really don't like Furr High School because there's no real motivation there. Their drop rate is high. Some the teachers don't teach. Their Discipline interfears with the students education but that's if they are getting one. They have hardly any extracurricular activites or music and art programs.Overall ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/24/04

In response to the parent that had just moved in with his/her child, Furr is a pretty good school. You would have approved a lot more if you child had been in the ISC Magnet. I was and it felt like an extended family. In the regular, some teachers just don't care. Your child had to go and get his/her ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 10/27/04

We moved to this area and this is the school zoned for my child. I visited the school during the summer and spoke with 1 of the counselors. She told me about the different programs at the school. We wanted to choose the Magnet Program but was told the application deadline had passed. During the school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/02/04

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Test scores for Furr High School

TAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Furr High School
Houston Isd
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Houston schools — Furr High School is located at 520 Mercury Dr, Houston TX 77013. 520 Mercury Dr is in the 77013 ZIP code in Houston, TX The school district for Furr High School is the Houston Isd. Furr High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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