Houston Middle School

12801 W Hawk Ln
Big Lake, AK 99652
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Houston Middle School serves 382 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.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

School Overview

Houston Middle School's student population of 382 students has grown by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students382 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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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 0.44, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState 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 Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
17%
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
73%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
4%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.440.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Houston Middle School is Houston High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is American Charter Academy (4.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Big Lake Elementary School (3.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Houston Houston High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 370 students
    0.3 miles
    12501 W Hawk Lane
    Houston, AK 99694
    (907) 892-9400
    0.3 9-12 370
  • Big Lake Big Lake Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 398 students
    3.9 miles
    Mile 4.5 South Big Lake Rd
    Big Lake, AK 99652
    (907) 892-9700
    3.9 PK-5 398
  • Wasilla John Shaw Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 447 students
    4.0 miles
    3750 E Paradise Ln
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    (907) 352-0500
    4 PK-5 447
  • Wasilla American Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-12 | 211 students
    4.6 miles
    7362 W Parks Hwy #725
    Wasilla, AK 99623
    (907) 352-0150
    4.6 K-12 211
  • Wasilla Midnight Sun Family Learning Center Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-8 | 192 students
    4.6 miles
    7275 W Midnight Sun Cir
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    (907) 357-6786
    4.6 K-8 192

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