Houghton Elementary School

  • Houghton Elementary School serves 661 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Houghton Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Houghton Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • Houghton Elementary School's student population of 661 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students661 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Houghton Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Houghton Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Houghton Elementary School is 0.25, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank#116 out of 3119 schools
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Houghton Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Houghton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Houghton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Houghton Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
8%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Houghton Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
1%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Houghton Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Black
n/a
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Houghton Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
86%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Houghton Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Houghton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Houghton Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.250.52
This chart display the diversity score of Houghton Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Houghton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Houghton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHoughton-Portage Township School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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