Houston Middle School

815 Independence,

Amarillo, TX, 79106-6973

Tel: (806)371-5560
Grades: 6-9

813 students

Houston Middle School serves 813 students in grades 6-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Houston Middle School operates within the Amarillo Independent School District.

Overview

The student population of 813 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-9
Total Students 813 students
Houston Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Houston Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Houston Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
3%
Houston Middle School Asian (1994-2012)
Hispanic
38%
50%
Houston Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
21%
13%
Houston Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
30%
31%
Houston Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.72 0.64
Houston Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
72%
44%
Houston Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
7%
Houston Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 32,995 students has grown by 6% over five years.
School District Name Amarillo Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
54
3
Number of Students Managed 32,995 799
Amarillo Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $265 MM $9 MM
Amarillo Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $266 MM $9 MM
Amarillo Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,532 $11,947
Amarillo Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,578 $12,666
Amarillo Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Tascosa High School (1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Vista Academy Of Amarillo (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wills Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Amarillo Wills Elementary School
    3500 West 11th
    Amarillo , TX , 79106
    (806)326-5650
    0.5  mi  |  531  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Amarillo San Jacinto Elementary School
    3400 West 4th
    Amarillo , TX , 79106
    (806)371-5760
    0.6  mi  |  723  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Amarillo Avondale Elementary School
    1500 Avondale
    Amarillo , TX , 79106
    (806)326-4000
    0.9  mi  |  514  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Amarillo Tascosa High School
    3921 Westlawn
    Amarillo , TX , 79102
    (806)326-2600
    1  mi  |  2260  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Amarillo Paramount Terrace Elementary School
    3906 West 40th
    Amarillo , TX , 79109
    (806)354-4620
    1.2  mi  |  307  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 20, 2014 - I was actually looking for my old chior teacher. I used to go to this school, though I only went for a year. It was a good school. My old chior teachers name is Mr.Pinalez - Posted by Student/Alumni

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