DeBakey High School for Health Professions

Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions is a medical secondary school that is located in the Medical Center area of Houston, Texas, United States. It is part of the Houston Independent School District.

The high school has been named #1 public high school in Houston by the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Press, and the Children at Risk and #26 in best high schools in the country by U.S. News

The Houston Independent School District is the largest school district in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States. It serves approximately 209,000 students at 280 campuses and is one of the largest employers in Houston, with about 27,000 team members.

Students apply for admission to DeBakey HSHP and are selected based upon past academic performance, nationally-normed test scores, conduct, attendance and merit. DeBakey HSHP students consistently perform above district and statewide averages on the SAT and ACT examinations and on the state-mandated tests (TAAS, TAKS, and now STAAR). AP exam passing rates also exceed the national average. The school has received numerous awards from such organizations as the Governor's Committee for Educational Excellence of the State of Texas, the National Science Teachers Association, the US. Department of Education and the Houston Mayor's office. DeBakey HSHP has also been selected by the National Science Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation to pilot special programs established to increase minority representation in medicine and the sciences.

The high school's mission is to provide a challenging, well-balanced college preparatory program which focuses on educational experiences in science and the health professions and to further an understanding of our diverse and multicultural community.

    The DeBakey High School for Health Professions is a Public university located in Houston.
    The DeBakey High School for Health Professions was founded in 1972.
    The current president of DeBakey High School for Health Professions is Agnes E. Perry.

    Get Instant Information about the University

    By clicking “Get Information Now,” I hereby authorize, their dependents, subcontractors, or associates to contact me in regards to education proposals offered by universities in the United States.

    Location of DeBakey High School for Health Professions

    Locations of DeBakey High School for Health Professions