1603 Gundlach Rd
Houghton, MI 49931
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Houghton Central High School serves 429 students in grades 9-12.
Houghton Central High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Houghton Central High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Houghton Central High School's student population of 429 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
429 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Houghton Central High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Houghton Central High School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#187 out of 3120 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
1%
8%
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Black
1%
18%
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White
90%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
85%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 429 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 10% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.19 (Btm 50%)

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