Houston Middle School

  • Houston Middle School serves 391 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Houston Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Houston Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

  • Houston Middle School's student population of 391 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students391 students
This chart display total students of Houston Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Houston Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Houston Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Houston Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Houston Middle School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Middle 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#247 out of 825 schools
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Houston Middle School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Houston Middle 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)
38%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Houston Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:116:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Houston Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2004-05 school year data.
Hispanic
8%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Houston Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
47%
48%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Houston Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
45%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Houston Middle 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 Middle 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 Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Houston Middle 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
16%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Houston Middle 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

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Houston Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Learn about whether or not public school students are prepared to enter into the "real world" upon graduation, and how schools are changing their curriculum to meet changing economic needs.
Many school districts are hiking up the price of school lunches this year. We’ll take a look at some of the reasons for the trend, including the child nutritional bill that President Obama signed into law last year.
There is no denying that being a public school teacher has its challenges, but some are more apparent than others. Keep reading to learn about the top ten challenges facing public school teachers this year.