School Details

Houston Middle School

12801 West Hawk Ln, Houston, AK 99652
(907) 892-9500
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 338 students 15 students/teacher (AK avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

56%
78%
70%
69%
86%
75%
55%
78%
70%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
76%
69%
79%
87%
78%
74%
81%
73%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
78%
68%
90%
92%
83%
58%
61%
57%
72%
85%
77%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Houston Middle School is a public middle school. 338 children attend Houston Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 64% of the 338 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Houston Middle School is 15:1. Northern Light Mennonite School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 80%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 18% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Asian 0.9% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children who currently attend Houston Middle School. I am pleased with the individual attention that they receive at this school. One of my children is at the higher end of academic performance and is constantly challenged by teachers to reach higher goals. My other student requires extra academic attention and teachers are proactive to ensure that this attention is given. In addition teachers respond in a very timely fashion when I e-mail about questions or concerns that I have. The small school environment has been very beneficial to my family.

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of my children attented this school and received a great education. The leadership and staff is one of the best in the school district!

  • (3 years ago)

    Poor academics drugs and bullying in school I pulled my daughter out when I found out they had failed the no child left behind multiple years. I believe the teachers really try however I was not impressed and would not choose this for my child if given any other option.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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