PROFICIENCY 16% 49% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

Houston High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District" in Houston, AK. There are a total of 385 students and 20 teachers at Houston High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. There are a total of 186 free lunch students and 33 reduced lunch students.

Houston High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 16.0%, which is 49% lower than the Alaska average.


Student/Teacher ratio20:1
Free lunch186
Reduced lunch33


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Houston High School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School10-14%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School20-24%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Houston High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 71.5% 72.5% 48.4% 51.1%
African American 1.1% 2.2% 3.5% 15.9%
Asian 2.7% 2.9% 6.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 2.7% 3.4% 6.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 19.5% 17.7% 23.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 2.7% 1.2% 2.5% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.1% 8.7% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Houston Middle School19%0.2Houston, AK
Big Lake Elementary26%3.9Big Lake, AK
American Charter Academy45%4.5Meadow Lakes, AK
Midnight Sun Family Learning Center60%4.5Meadow Lakes, AK
Meadow Lakes Elementary25%5.1Meadow Lakes, AK
Snowshoe Elementary36%9.7Knik-Fairview, AK

Houston demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)85191
Median age36.733.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%53%55%
Speak English97%84%79%
Speak Spanish1%4%13%

Education level achieved in Houston

Completed 8th grade83.0%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school81.5%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college50.3%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree15.6%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors10.6%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters4.0%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The Houston High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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