Houlton Junior High School

  • Houlton Junior High School serves 304 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Houlton Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Maine state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Houlton Junior High School's student population of 304 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 41% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students304 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Houlton Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 523 schools in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Houlton Junior High School is 0.37, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank#408 out of 523 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
American Indian
17%
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
1%
2%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
78%
89%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.370.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRSU 29/MSAD 29 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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