The Need in Houston

Problem:  Low-income students are less likely to be on a college prep track

Houston has 3rd highest rate of citizens without a high school diplomas at 27.1% compared to nationwide average of 16.4%

Only 10% of Houstonians graduate from a four year degree program compared to 15.8% in NYC

Of the 5 poorest schools in H.I.S.D.:
o        72% of students are at risk of dropping out
o       72% Hispanic, 25% African American
88% Free/Reduced Lunch

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