Houston County High School

  • Houston County High School serves 1,880 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Houston County High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Houston County High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

  • Houston County High School's student population of 1,880 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 108 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,880 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Houston County High School
Total Classroom Teachers108 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Houston County High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,185 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Houston County High School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#315 out of 2185 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
7%
4%
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Hispanic
9%
16%
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Black
28%
37%
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White
51%
39%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Houston County High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score0.650.69
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Graduation Rate
95%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Houston County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHouston County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I love this school!!! Despite what other parents may say, I know from experience you get what you give. All of the teachers I have dealt with answer emails in a prompt manner, transition well with single military parents(such as myself), the attendance office is on point and its part of a strict but freedom to learn your way environment. It is a High School, you know the school right before college, so I do not expect children to be babysat in order to do their work. They have the technical college right behind them and several other major Georgia colleges within 20 miles of the school that allows the students to obtain college credits while still in high school. There are ample opportunities for parents to be involved and track their students progress along the way. I think the teachers are very knowledgeable and are doing what they do best, teach.
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The school is overall good as far as teaching goes anyways. Most teachers are excellent and teach the kids very thoroughly. The food is good too, so that's a plus. However, like every school it has its issues. Examples include too small of hallways and everyone trying to go through one door, which as teenagers, they will move extra slow. Another thing, men are not allowed to wear earrings which means yes they are still a couple of steps back socially. Also parking is not free and they have "no spots" available. When I say no spots I mean if you ask for a parking pass and they say no, they mean there is no more spots in student parking lot, but there is plenty in teacher and visitor and I mean PLENTY. The teachers are good but the deans and discipline people tend to over exert their power just because "they can", and even if you have a good point to bring up to them that makes logical sense they will say you're arguing because they don't want to be wrong.
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This High school should not even be included in the word school. The Teachers don't know how to teach. There meathod of teaching is handing out worksheets and for students to teach themself. They have money for sports but not when it comes to buying books for education purpose. Parents try to communicate with teachers and but you get no response from teachers. This school doest not care of students sucess.
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