Furr High School is smaller than many HISD schools, and actually had a much larger student body about twenty years ago. The school is named after the landowner who provided the land on which the school was originally built. (It opened in 1961.) Furr used to have an International Studies magnet program, but since 2007 has hosted META (Mindful Exploration of Technology and the Arts) as it’s magnet program. The school serves a variety of neighborhoods inside 610, including the part of Jacinto City in HISD. The school is divided into Academies, which ensure each student gets more attention than he or she otherwise might.
Ebbert L. Furr High School
520 Mercury Dr.
Houston, TX 77013 [map]
District: Houston Independent School District
Principal:Dr. Bertie Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on the Academies at Furr
Mascot: Brahman Bull
Testing and Academic Information
The school has risen from Academically Unacceptable to Recognized in just two years, speaking highly of the staff and teachers. Reading scores are especially impressive.
# of Teachers: 41, 46% with advanced degrees
# of Students: 881
22% African American/1% Asian/74% Hispanic/<1% Native American/3% White
6% Gifted/Talented, 13% ESL 86% Free/Reduced Price Lunch
Dropout Rate: 1.6% (2007-2008)
Special Programs: AP,META Magnet program, academies, Career and Technical Education, Multiple Impairments Special Ed program