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For the 2021 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 2,040 students in Houston Public School District. Houston Public School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Minnesota.
The top ranked public schools in Houston Public School District are Houston Elementary School, Houston Secondary and Summit Learning Program. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in Houston Public School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 57%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 60% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

School District NameHouston Public School District
School District Websitehttp://www.houston.k12.mn.us/
School District Phone Number(507) 896-5323
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MN)
# of Schools4 Schools2,564 Schools
# of Students2,040 Students885,306 Students
# of Teachers116 Teachers55,828 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1

District Comparison

Houston Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 518 school districts in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 59% has increased from 41% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#356 out of 524 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Houston Public   School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
58%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Houston Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
60%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Houston Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
59%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Houston Public   School District and public school graduation rate of MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.350.54
# of American Indian Students33 Students15,034 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
2%
# of Asian Students38 Students60,101 Students
% Asian Students
2%
7%
# of Hispanic Students90 Students82,138 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
9%
# of Black Students154 Students97,448 Students
% Black Students
8%
11%
# of White Students1,634 Students588,030 Students
% White Students
80%
66%
# of Hawaiian Students1 Student697 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students90 Students41,711 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:5322,692
# of Students in Kindergarten:7064,182
# of Students in 1st Grade:8663,600
# of Students in 2nd Grade:8764,441
# of Students in 3rd Grade:9065,755
# of Students in 4th Grade:11467,270
# of Students in 5th Grade:15067,677
# of Students in 6th Grade:12466,544
# of Students in 7th Grade:15666,138
# of Students in 8th Grade:17366,397
# of Students in 9th Grade:19167,052
# of Students in 10th Grade:21066,007
# of Students in 11th Grade:24466,693
# of Students in 12th Grade:29270,858
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $10,617 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,432. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,057 is less than the state median of $14,942. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (MN)
Total Revenue$22 MM$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Houston Public   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$25 MM$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Houston Public   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,617$14,432
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Houston Public   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$12,057$14,942
This chart display average spending per public school student in Houston Public   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Houston Public School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Houston Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    310 S Sherman
    Houston, MN 55943
    (507) 896-5323

    Grades: PK-6 | 289 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Houston Secondary Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    306 W Elm St
    Houston, MN 55943
    (507) 896-5323

    Grades: 7-12 | 197 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Summit Learning Program Alternative School
    306 W Elm St
    Houston, MN 55943
    (507) 896-5323

    Grades: 9-12 | 15 students
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