Houlton Southside School

  • Houlton Southside School serves 305 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Houlton Southside School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Maine state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% 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 Southside School's student population of 305 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students305 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Houlton Southside School is ranked within the top 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 Southside School is 0.28, 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#179 out of 523 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
American Indian
13%
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
2%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
84%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score0.280.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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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