Houston High School

  • Houston High School serves 462 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Houston High School's student population of 462 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students462 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Houston High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Houston High School is 0.58, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank#449 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Houston High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Houston High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Hispanic
7%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Houston High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
48%
48%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Houston High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
44%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Houston High School and the percentage of White public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Houston High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.580.58
This chart display the diversity score of Houston High School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85-89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Houston High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Houston High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHouston School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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