12501 W Hawk Lane
Houston, AK 99694
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Houston Junior/Senior High School serves 379 students in grades 6-12.
Houston Junior/Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 379 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 75-79% (Top 50% in AK)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

School Overview

Houston Junior/Senior High School's student population of 379 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 86% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
379 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Houston Junior/Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Houston Junior/Senior High School is 0.59, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#333 out of 461 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
13:1
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American Indian
13%
22%
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
7%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
61%
47%
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Hawaiian
3%
3%
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Two or more races
14%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Graduation Rate
75-79%
79%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Houston Junior/Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% AK state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% AK state average).

What is the graduation rate of Houston Junior/Senior High School?

The graduation rate of Houston Junior/Senior High School is 75-79%, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 79%.

How many students attend Houston Junior/Senior High School?

379 students attend Houston Junior/Senior High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

61% of Houston Junior/Senior High School students are White, 14% of students are Two or more races, 13% of students are American Indian, 7% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Hawaiian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Houston Junior/Senior High School?

Houston Junior/Senior High School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 13:1.

What grades does Houston Junior/Senior High School offer ?

Houston Junior/Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 6-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 379 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 75-79% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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