General Academic Launches HoustonSchoolSurvey.com for Houston School Reviews & Analysis
HoustonSchoolSurvey.com provides no-charge research, reviews, and analysis on Houston-area private and application-based public schools. A moderated discussion forum also enables parents to get expert advice and answers to their own, specific questions.
By: General Academic, Inc.
At launch, the site offers narrative profiles, survey-driven reviews, and data analysis on 64 of Houston’s best private and select public schools. General Academic began curating the list of schools in 2011, with the first edition of its book, “Houston Private and Select Public Schools.” While the list originally comprised schools in which its central Houston families were most interested, the site will grow to include many more schools.
“Since we began compiling school data in response to client questions in 2011, we’ve grown from just 20 private schools in the first edition of our book to 64 private and application-
General Academic’s editorial staff researches and compiles the school profiles using information from a combination of sources. The company starts with information provided by the schools themselves, including formal visits with administrators, then it gathers additional information from government and public sources like the National Center for Education Statistics, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, and even the Internal Revenue Service.
Schools not currently included on the website are invited to submit their information for inclusion at no charge. Administrators can start the process themselves by completing and submitting an online survey at HoustonSchoolSurvey.com, including uploading media like pictures and videos.
“We want parents to have access to profiles, comparative data, and analysis on as many schools as possible,” said Joe. “In keeping with this goal, we seek to partner with schools to provide an accurate and positive portrayal of their organization. We look forward to reviewing submissions from new schools using our online form.”
HoustonSchoolSurvey.com is accessible now without any fees. Interested families can also participate in the discussion forums. General Academic staff monitor the forums and provide expert answers and advice at no charge. Insightful members of the general community are also invited to share their knowledge with others. The site also features the latest academic news and analysis stories from sister publication Thesis Magazine.
About General Academic
Since its founding in a Rice University dorm room in 2003, General Academic has helped thousands of students improve their skills and confidence. The company’s service offerings include the no-appointment-