Houghton Lake Middle School

4441 West Houghton Lake Drive, Houghton Lake, MI 48629
(989) 366-2016
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 4-7 425 students 17 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

93%
43%
45%
78%
59%
70%
49%
49%
51%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Houghton Lake Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
74%
45%
81%
67%
72%
73%
73%
17%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Houghton Lake Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
83%
42%
80%
79%
72%
74%
74%
27%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Houghton Lake Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
87%
39%
79%
78%
61%
33%
33%
53%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Houghton Lake Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Houghton Lake Middle School is a public middle school in Falmouth. The principal of Houghton Lake Middle School is Susan Tyer, whose e-mail is msprinc@hlcsk12.net. 425 students attend Houghton Lake Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 79% of the 425 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Houghton Lake Middle School is 17:1. Houghton Lake High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 96%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.8%
Asian 0.9% %
Hawaiian 0.5% %
Hispanic 0.5% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I honestly dislike this school so much. There are very little teachers that are suppose to teach the subject they are teaching. For example Mrs.Wiggins (The sixth grade math teacher) is not a good math teacher she does not explain enough about the concept she is trying to teach and her "notes" make no sense whatsoever but she was an amazing reading teacher! The athletic students are praised and considered "popular" for being rich snobs. The academic genius students are not getting recognized and the athletic students get much better treatment. If you wouldn't favor your own kids then why favor your students. The students that our forgotten and left behind are falling through cracks and getting stuck. This school needs a serious additude makeover for all their staff.

  • (3 years ago)

    A TERRIBLE SCHOOL. There are too many bullies and teachers don't do anything about it. Well not all teachers are bad. Mr. Ahlers is a great teacher he helped me a LOT when I needed it. And some other teachers out there that I don't remember. But overall bad school bad community.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is filled with bullies and the teachers don't even know your childs name they look on a chart

  • (10 years ago)

    The middle school is a safe wonderful school. They provide a nice comfort level for the students. Everything about the school is great except for one thing. The office help is very rude on occasion.

  • (11 years ago)

    Even though I am a parent that is out of state I was able to communicate with the principal and my sons teachers. I felt that his interests were at hand and they truly care about him and his education.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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