School Profile

  • Comprehensive public high school (grades 9-12) offering a quality education in a structured environment that includes mentoring programs and other support to a student population where 81% are economically disadvantaged. While a dedicated faculty and staff provide the framework, a diverse student body provides the talent and experience to make Northbrook a great place to learn and prepare students for the future.
  • Northbrook students and faculty are committed to community service, logging thousands of volunteer hours in activities such as reading to and tutoring students in elementary feeder schools, repairing and remodeling homes for the elderly and cooking meals for the homeless.
  • Supported by Ray Childress Academy Foundation to help students graduate, be involved in their communities, and participate in field trips and other activities
  • Students and their families supported by Communities in Schools (CIS) Academy of Finance offers students specialized training in business and finance industry skills and requires an internship
  • Collegiate Challenge helps students prepare for college with support of community volunteers who mentor students and guide them through the college application process
  • Students strongly encouraged to participate in extracurricular and co-curricular programs including athletics, fine arts, mentoring and volunteer programs
  • UIL sponsored athletic programs, Class 4A: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball
  • 150 faculty members

Advance Courses Offered

  • Algebra II: Pre-AP
  • Art IV Studio: AP
  • Biology I: Pre-AP
  • Biology II: AP
  • Calculus AB: AP
  • Pre-Calculus: Pre-AP
  • Chemistry I: Pre-AP
  • Chemistry II: AP
  • Economics: AP, EC
  • English I: Pre-AP
  • English II: Pre-AP
  • English III: AP, EC
  • English IV: AP, DC, EC
  • French III: Pre-Ap
  • French IV: AP
  • Geometry: Pre-AP
  • Physics I: Pre-AP
  • Psychology: EC
  • Sociology: EC
  • Spanish III: Pre-AP
  • Spanish IV: AP
  • Spanish V: AP
  • Statistics: AP
  • U.S. Government: AP, EC
  • U.S. History: AP, EC
  • World Geography: Pre-AP


To meet all students’ needs, courses are offered in Pre-AP, Advanced Placement (AP), Dual (high school & college) Credit (DC) and at grade level. Students may also earn college credit through the district’s Early College (EC) program by taking classes at Houston Community College.

Complementing the Northbrook High School offerings, Spring Branch ISD maintains The Guthrie Center that provides Career & Technical Education pathways for students wanting to focus on careers in 3D Animation, Agricultural Science, Architectural Design, Commercial Photography, Information Technology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Electrician Apprenticeship, Filmmaking & Video Production, Graphic Design, Hotel Management and Pharmacy Technician.

There is an Internship program available to 11th & 12th grade students for actual, on-the-job experience, and Guthrie's award winning Navy JROTC program is open to students in grades 9 through 12.