Houston High School

12501 W Hawk Lane
Houston, AK 99694
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 367 students in grades 9-12, Houston High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 23%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 29%).
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 367 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : 85-89% (Top 20% in AK)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Houston High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Houston High School's student population of 367 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 82% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
367 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

Houston High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 459 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Houston High School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AK)
#399 out of 459 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Houston High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
6-9%
23%
This chart displays 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 Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
10-14%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Houston High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
30-34%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
14:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Houston High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
14%
22%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Houston High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
2%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Houston High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
8%
8%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Houston High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
2%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Houston High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
60%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Houston High School and the percentage of White public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
2%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of Hawaiian students in Houston High School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Two or more races
14%
13%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Houston High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Houston High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alaska.
0.60
This chart displays the diversity score of Houston High School and the public school average diversity score of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
85-89%
78%
This chart displays graduation rate of Houston High School and public school graduation rate of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
39%
This chart displays 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 Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
This chart displays 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 Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Houston High School's ranking?
Houston High School is ranked #399 out of 459 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are Houston High School often compared to?
Houston High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Colony High School, Wasilla High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 23% AK state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 29% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of Houston High School?
The graduation rate of Houston High School is 85-89%, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 78%.
How many students attend Houston High School?
367 students attend Houston High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Houston High School students are White, 14% of students are American Indian, 14% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Houston High School?
Houston High School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Houston High School offer ?
Houston High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Houston High School part of?
Houston High School is part of Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 367 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : 85-89% (Top 20%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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