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Newcomer's Guide 2018

Your guide to: Hot neighborhoods, cool parks, important Beyoncé landmarks, great schools, essential bars and restaurants, the city's best boutiques, and more.

08/30/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Newcomer's Guide

Houston's Standout Public School Districts

Here’s what you need to know about Houston’s 16 top-performing school districts and 4 top-performing charter school systems, as they stand today.

08/30/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Guns

Santa Fe High School Students Call for a 'Very, Very Moderate' Gun Reform Bill

A week after the deadly shooting, SFHS students gathered alongside March for Our Lives Houston to discuss the way forward.

05/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

News

UPDATED: Everything We Know So Far About the Santa Fe High School Shooting

An active shooter situation at a Galveston County school has left 10 dead and more injured.

05/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

Brrrr

Houston Discovers Ice Is Much Less Fun Than Snow

Freezing precipitation is expected to muck up roads and sidewalks all day long.

01/16/2018 By Morgan Kinney

News

How a Pearland Mom Changed Her Life to Save Her Transgender Child

"I’m a mom of a little girl that I would like to see live. Please understand, I’m not fighting about bathrooms. I’m fighting about her life."

12/01/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Private School Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Private Schooling in Houston

The top private schools in town, tips on how to send your child to the right one, how to maximize your money, and more.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian and Laura Furr Mericas

Private School Guide

The Buck Goes On: When Your Kid Goes to Private School, Be Prepared to Spend

It's not just the tuition that'll cost you—fees for extracurricular activities, school trips, technology and more add up.

10/02/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Private School Guide

At the Houston Sudbury School, the Kids Call the Shots—All of Them

Welcome to the world of "unschooling."

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Private School Guide

The Best Houston-Area Private Schools

Niche.com ranked the best private schools in Houston —these are the top 25.

10/02/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Private School Guide

When Choosing a Private School, Think About the Right Track for Your Child

Is your kid striving for the Ivy League or a state school? It's something to keep in mind when searching for the right fit.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Private School Guide

An Insider's Guide to Navigating Houston's Private High Schools

Choosing the right private school for your child can be a difficult process. These insider tips will help.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Life in the Big City

Finding an Inner Loop School for Your Kid Just Got Easier

A downtown economic development group is looking to lure young families to the heart of the city.

06/13/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

Making the Grade: HISD and Graduation Rates

The district continues to lag Texas, but progress has been made.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

The No. 1 Public High School in Texas Is in Houston

DeBakey turns out math and science whiz kids who head to top colleges. But with high expectations comes high pressure.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Behind the Data

Straight-A Schools: How Children at Risk Compiles Its Yearly Rankings

Dr. Bob Sanborn discusses how Children at Risk uses data to push for better inner city schools.

09/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Houston's Best High Schools 2016

The Best Houston-Area Public High Schools

Children at Risk ranked the top schools in Texas—and these Houston high schools got straight A's.

09/16/2016

Houston's Best High Schools 2016

The Best Houston-Area Private High Schools

There are hundreds of private schools in the greater Houston metro area; these are the cream of the crop.

09/16/2016