The Tenney School

2055 South Gessner Road,
Houston, TX, 77063-0770
     Tel: (713)783-6990
Grades: 6 - 12 | 61 students
The Tenney School promotes individualized learning and the acquisition of positive attitudes, advanced knowledge, and skills for success.
The program approach delivers individual student attention, customized instructional approaches, to maximized academic achievement for each student.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Individualized Student Attention
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 61 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 2%
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade The Tenney School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 1 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
Advanced Courses Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English III, English IV, Environmental Science, US History, 
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $23,500
Acceptance Rate 85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Michael Tenney

School Notes:

The Tenney School creates an enviornment in which students develop their academic skills and work ethic, leading to better performance in school and life. High school students pursue a regular or advanced diploma while the one student : one teacher approach allows individual learning needs and styles to be addressed. Small group classes provide peer interaction and group learning experiences. Beyond state mandated courses in english, mathematics, history and science, The Tenney School offers various electives such as Spanish, art, computer and SAT preparation, advanced placement classes in English are available to qualified students, flexibility in class scheduling can accommodate students with special circumstances.

Profile last updated: 07/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Alexander-Smith Academy (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ascension Episcopal School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is West Chase Methodist School (0.5 miles away)
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