12801 W Hawk Ln
Big Lake, AK 99652
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Houston Middle School serves 238 students in grades 6-8.
Houston Middle 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 20% (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 28% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 238 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

School Overview

Houston Middle School's student population of 238 students has declined by 30% over five school years.
The teacher population of 1 teachers has declined by 95% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
238 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
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School Rankings

Houston Middle 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 Middle 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#325 out of 461 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
13:1
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American Indian
10%
22%
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
7%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
60%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
18%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
First Day for Kindergarten
August 23, 2022 (Tuesday)
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 238 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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