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Houston Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 404 students

 

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Posted January 22, 2013

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2011

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American71%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Special Education with Accomodation41%

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American84%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Special Education with Accomodation52%

Writing

All Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Special Education with Accomodation48%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female74%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American79%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Special Education with Accomodation18%

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American82%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Special Education with Accomodation45%

Writing

All Students74%
Female84%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American75%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Special Education with Accomodation24%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female67%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American76%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Special Education with Accomodation11%

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American78%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Special Education with Accomodation47%

Science

All Students45%
Female45%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
White45%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Special Education with Accomodation0%

Writing

All Students71%
Female83%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Special Education with Accomodation21%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 20% 23%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 4%
Two or more races 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12801 West Hawk Ln
Houston, AK 99694
Phone: (907) 892-9500

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