Harper Alternative School



Harper Alternative School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Harper Alternative School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 1
7 4
8 7
9 17
10 9
11 11
12 3

Harper Alternative School is a public high school of the Houston Independent School District located in Houston, TX. It has 52 students in grades 6th through 12th. Harper Alternative School is the 1,897th largest public high school in Texas and the 22,533rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 4.0 to 1.

Total Students: 52
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 4:1
Full Time Teachers: 13
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 22,533rd out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 1,897th out of 2,323
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 110th out of 2,121
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 1,637th out of 2,121

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Harper Alternative School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 49
(94%)
29,211
(50%)
 Female 3
(6%)
28,902
(50%)

Harper Alternative School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 24
(46%)
14,140
(24%)
 Hispanic 23
(44%)
33,696
(58%)
 White 4
(8%)
6,833
(12%)
 Two or More 1
(2%)
554
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
202
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
2,597
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
91
(0%)

Harper Alternative School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 49
(94%)
39,976
(69%)
 Not Eligible 3
(6%)
18,137
(31%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Harper Alternative School is ranked 1,760th out of 2,141 ranked schools in Texas, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Harper Alternative School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (94.2%) is significantly higher than the state average of 53.3%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Harper Alternative School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 69
2006 61
2007 78
2008 73
2009 78
2010 75
2011 71
2012 64
2013 47
2014 68
2015 52

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 2.2
2006 1.9
2007 2.8
2008 3
2009 3.1
2010 3.3
2011 4.2
2012 4.3
2013 3.1
2014 5.7
2015 4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.92753623188406
2006 0.67213114754098
2007 0.70512820512821
2008 0.67123287671233
2009 0.57692307692308
2010 0.49333333333333
2011 0.42253521126761
2012 0.8125
2013 0.93617021276596
2014 0.86764705882353
2015 0.94230769230769

Compare Harper Alternative School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
400.0% 4.0:1
 
1,419.0% 14.2:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 53.3%
 
This School 94.2%
 

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