634 Starkville Road
Houston, MS 38851
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Houston High School serves 486 students in grades 9-12.
Houston High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 41%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 486 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50% in MS)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

School Overview

Houston High School's student population of 486 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
486 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Houston High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 816 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Houston High School is 0.57, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#425 out of 816 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
7%
4%
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Black
47%
48%
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White
46%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
17%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 486 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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