Class of 2017 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

  • Class of 2017 Valedictorians Maria Rodriguez, left, and Uriel Iglesias.

    Each spring, HISD honors the valedictorian and salutatorian at each of its high schools with a formal celebration of their outstanding academic achievements. 

    In 2017, the district recognized the top scholars at the annual Scholars Banquet on April 11 at the Westin Oaks Gallery. The valedictorian is a student who has earned the highest grade point average in his or her graduating class, and the salutatorian has the second highest grade point average.

    This year, HISD has singled out two students for special recognition. The first is Northside High School valedictorian Maria Rodriguez, who will be attending Brown University to become a medical researcher or a physician. Rodriguez has been an active member of EMERGE, where she served as ambassador for the program. For more information, see her listing below.
    The second student the district would like to highlight is Sam Houston MSTC valedictorian Uriel Iglesias, who plans to attend the University of Texas and major in bilingual education. Iglesias is the recipient of a Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship and would like to become a teacher. He has been active in the National Honor Society, the STEM program at his school, and has done many hours of community service. 

    To see photos and read the biographies of each valedictorian and salutatorian, please click on the links below.

    The HISD valedictorians and salutatorians for 2016–2017 are:
  • All
  • Austin High School
  • Bellaire High School
  • Carnegie Vanguard High School
  • Chavez High School
  • DeBakey High School for Health Professions
  • East Early College High School
  • Eastwood Academy
  • Energy Institute High School
  • Furr High School
  • Heights High School
  • High School for Law and Justice
  • High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Houston Academy for International Studies
  • Houston MSTC
  • Jones Futures Academy
  • Jordan High School
  • Kashmere High School
  • Lamar High School
  • Liberty High School
  • Long Academy
  • Madison High School
  • Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy
  • Middle College High School at Felix Fraga
  • Middle College High School at HCC Gulfton
  • Milby High School
  • Mount Carmel Academy
  • North Forest High School
  • North Houston Early College High School
  • Northside High School
  • REACH Charter High School
  • Scarborough High School
  • Sharpstown High School
  • Sharpstown International School
  • South Early College High School
  • Sterling High School
  • Texas Connections Academy
  • Victory Prep North
  • Victory Prep South
  • Waltrip High School
  • Washington High School
  • Westbury High School
  • Westside High School
  • Wheatley High School
  • Wisdom High School
  • Worthing High School
  • Yates High School
  • Young Women's College Preparatory Academy
  • All
  • Salutatorian
  • Valedictorian