Houston Upper Elementary School

  • Houston Upper Elementary School serves 447 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (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 46% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Houston Upper Elementary 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 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Houston Upper Elementary School's student population of 447 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students447 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Houston Upper Elementary 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 Upper Elementary School is 0.62, which is more than 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#195 out of 825 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
10%
4%
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Black
41%
48%
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White
46%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Houston Upper Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.620.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Houston Upper Elementary 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

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