Houston County High School

200 W Church St
Columbia, AL 36319
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Houston County High School serves 373 students in grades 7-12.
Houston County High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Houston County High School's student population of 373 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students373 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

Houston County High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Houston County High School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#623 out of 1270 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
42%
33%
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White
49%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.580.59
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHouston County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Houston County High School is Houston County Area Vocational Center (10.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ashford High School (10.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Webb Elementary School (9.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Webb Webb Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-6 | 437 students
    9.5 miles
    178 Depot St
    Webb, AL 36376
    (334) 792-5744
    9.5 PK-6 437
  • Ashford Ashford Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 658 students
    10.2 miles
    100 Barfield St
    Ashford, AL 36312
    (334) 726-5958
    10.2 PK-5 658
  • Dothan Houston County Area Vocational Center Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    10.2 miles
    662 West Main
    Dothan, AL 36301
    (334) 899-3308
    10.2 9-12 n/a
  • Ashford Ashford High School Math: 42% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 767 students
    10.3 miles
    607 Church St
    Ashford, AL 36312
    (334) 899-5411
    10.3 6-12 767
  • Blakely Early County High School Math: 20% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 633 students
    11.6 miles
    12020 Columbia St
    Blakely, GA 39823
    (229) 723-3006
    11.6 9-12 633

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