Houston Middle School

12801 W Hawk Ln
Big Lake, AK 99652
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Houston Middle School serves 317 students in grades 6-8.
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 37% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 317 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

School Overview

Houston Middle School's student population of 317 students has declined by 16% 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
317 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Houston Middle School is 0.56, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (AK)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
20%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
28%
42%
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 Alaska by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
14:1
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American Indian
12%
22%
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
6%
8%
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Black
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Houston Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
63%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
16%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score
0.56
This chart display the diversity score of Houston Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
39%
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 Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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 Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Houston Middle School often compared to?
Houston Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Wasilla Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% AK state average), while 28% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% AK state average).
How many students attend Houston Middle School?
317 students attend Houston Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Houston Middle School students are White, 16% of students are Two or more races, 12% of students are American Indian, 6% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What grades does Houston Middle School offer ?
Houston Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Houston Middle School part of?
Houston Middle School is part of Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 317 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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