Houston Public School District

306 W ELM ST
HOUSTON , MN 55943 - 0363
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Grades: PK - 12

Top Rankings

Houston Public School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Minnesota for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 2 public middle schools serving 2,443 students in Houston Public School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Minnesota.
Public Middle Schools in Houston Public School District have an average math proficiency score of 34% (versus the Minnesota public middle school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 59% statewide average).
The top ranked public middle schools in Houston Public School District are Houston Secondary and Minnesota Virtual Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Minnesota public middle school average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MN)
# Schools
4 Schools
961 Schools
# Students
2,693 Students
290,121 Students
# Teachers
152 Teachers
16,149 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Houston Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 515 school districts in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 53% has increased from 49% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MN)
Overall District Rank
#300 out of 522 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Houston Public   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
56%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
59%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
53%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Houston Public   School District and public school graduation rate of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.45
0.58
# American Indian Students
19 Students
6,536 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
2%
# Asian Students
53 Students
20,544 Students
% Asian Students
2%
7%
# Hispanic Students
191 Students
29,669 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
10%
# Black Students
261 Students
35,212 Students
% Black Students
10%
12%
# White Students
1,971 Students
181,791 Students
% White Students
73%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
248 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
194 Students
16,121 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
33
1,168
# Students in K Grade:
132
3,956
# Students in 1st Grade:
142
4,404
# Students in 2nd Grade:
157
4,513
# Students in 3rd Grade:
147
4,778
# Students in 4th Grade:
191
5,262
# Students in 5th Grade:
183
13,123
# Students in 6th Grade:
203
53,937
# Students in 7th Grade:
223
67,397
# Students in 8th Grade:
271
68,056
# Students in 9th Grade:
243
15,530
# Students in 10th Grade:
225
14,969
# Students in 11th Grade:
244
15,276
# Students in 12th Grade:
299
17,752
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $8,199 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,481. The school district revenue/student has declined by 24% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,283 is less than the state median of $14,746. The school district spending/student has declined by 24% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MN)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$22 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$8,199
$14,481
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$8,283
$14,746
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Houston Public School District Public Middle Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Houston Secondary
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
306 W Elm St
Houston, MN 55943
(507) 896-5323
Grades: 7-12
| 212 students
Rank: #22.
Minnesota Virtual Academy
Math: 32% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
306 W Elm St
Houston, MN 55943
(507) 896-5323
Grades: K-12
| 2,231 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 4
  • Enrollment: 2,693 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 53% (Btm 50% in MN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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