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Houston Public School District

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306 West Elm St
Houston, MN 55943
Houston County
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PH: (507) 896-5323
FAX: (507) 896-3452

  • Grades PK-12
  • 2234 students
  • 5 schools

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 MCA-II Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3

Reading
 77% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 84% (2009)
 84% (2008)
 82% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

Math
 76% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 74% (2007)
The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4

Reading
 70% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 84% (2009)
 84% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

Math
 68% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 75% (2008)
 61% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5

Reading
 82% (2012)
 86% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 73% (2008)
 75% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

Science
 59% (2011)
 55% (2010)
The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

Math
 56% (2010)
 60% (2009)
 62% (2008)
 45% (2007)
The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6

Reading
 79% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 73% (2009)
 77% (2008)
 84% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

Math
 62% (2010)
 48% (2009)
 65% (2008)
 66% (2007)
The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Reading
 61% (2012)
 72% (2011)
 67% (2010)
 62% (2009)
 75% (2008)
 71% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

Math
 53% (2010)
 57% (2009)
 52% (2008)
 59% (2007)
The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Reading
 73% (2012)
 63% (2011)
 68% (2010)
 72% (2009)
 69% (2008)
 71% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

Science
 43% (2011)
 45% (2010)
The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

Math
 34% (2010)
 43% (2009)
 43% (2008)
 45% (2007)
The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 10

Reading
 71% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 73% (2009)
 76% (2008)
 72% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11

Math
 29% (2013)
 23% (2012)
 31% (2011)
 26% (2010)
 25% (2009)
 34% (2008)
 29% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Science
 50% (2011)
 52% (2010)
The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in math in grade 11.
  • The results for reading and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles.
  • The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Minnesota: An Overview

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 MCA-II Results By Subgroup

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

Scale: % passing

Grade 11
MathThis District
All Students29%
Female20%
Male39%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White31%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals26%
Economically non-disadvantaged30%
Receiving special education services8%
Students without disabilities32%
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%
Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in math in grade 11.
  • The results for reading and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles.
  • The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Minnesota: An Overview

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 MCA-III Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3

Reading
 55% (2013)
The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

Math
 59% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 65% (2011)
The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 42% (2013)
The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

Math
 54% (2013)
 62% (2012)
 62% (2011)
The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 60% (2013)
The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

Science
 63% (2013)
 74% (2012)
The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

Math
 41% (2013)
 50% (2012)
 47% (2011)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 57% (2013)
The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

Math
 47% (2013)
 52% (2012)
 39% (2011)
The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 52% (2013)
The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

Math
 44% (2013)
 36% (2012)
 47% (2011)
The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 46% (2013)
The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

Science
 27% (2013)
 46% (2012)
The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

Math
 32% (2013)
 42% (2012)
 37% (2011)
The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Reading
 55% (2013)
The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Science
 43% (2013)
 45% (2012)
The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test students in math in grades 3 through 8 and in science in grades 5, 8 and in high school.
  • The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Minnesota: An Overview

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 MCA-III Results By Subgroup

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

Scale: % passing

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students55%
Female66%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White56%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals60%
Economically non-disadvantaged52%
Receiving special education services50%
Students without disabilities55%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%

MathThis District
All Students59%
Female66%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White58%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals62%
Economically non-disadvantaged58%
Receiving special education services55%
Students without disabilities59%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant59%
Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students42%
Female48%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White44%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals33%
Economically non-disadvantaged46%
Receiving special education services15%
Students without disabilities47%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant42%

MathThis District
All Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White57%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals46%
Economically non-disadvantaged58%
Receiving special education services27%
Students without disabilities59%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%
Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White61%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals59%
Economically non-disadvantaged61%
Receiving special education services42%
Students without disabilities64%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

ScienceThis District
All Students63%
Female60%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White66%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals65%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Receiving special education services48%
Students without disabilities66%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

MathThis District
All Students41%
Female39%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White43%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals46%
Economically non-disadvantaged39%
Receiving special education services26%
Students without disabilities45%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%
Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students57%
Female54%
Male62%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White61%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals50%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Receiving special education services29%
Students without disabilities63%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%

MathThis District
All Students47%
Female42%
Male54%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White52%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals46%
Economically non-disadvantaged48%
Receiving special education services21%
Students without disabilities51%
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%
Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students52%
Female54%
Male51%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
American Indiann/a
White54%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals38%
Economically non-disadvantaged56%
Receiving special education services33%
Students without disabilities55%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%

MathThis District
All Students44%
Female45%
Male43%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
American Indiann/a
White46%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals27%
Economically non-disadvantaged49%
Receiving special education services33%
Students without disabilities46%
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant44%
Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students46%
Female57%
Male32%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White46%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals40%
Economically non-disadvantaged48%
Receiving special education services11%
Students without disabilities50%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%

ScienceThis District
All Students27%
Female25%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White27%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals18%
Economically non-disadvantaged29%
Receiving special education services10%
Students without disabilities29%
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant27%

MathThis District
All Students32%
Female36%
Male28%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White33%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals28%
Economically non-disadvantaged34%
Receiving special education services11%
Students without disabilities35%
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant32%
Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students55%
Female55%
Male56%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White56%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals49%
Economically non-disadvantaged57%
Receiving special education services25%
Students without disabilities60%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%
Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013


ScienceThis District
All Students43%
Female39%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White43%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals31%
Economically non-disadvantaged46%
Receiving special education services21%
Students without disabilities47%
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%
Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test students in math in grades 3 through 8 and in science in grades 5, 8 and in high school.
  • The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Minnesota: An Overview

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 MCA-II/GRAD Results

 
Scale: % passing

Grade 9

Writing
 82% (2013)
 83% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 91% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 94% (2008)
 93% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Reading
 76% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 78% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11

Math
 42% (2013)
 44% (2012)
 41% (2011)
 42% (2010)
 38% (2009)
The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in writing in grade 9, in reading in grade 10, and in math in grade 11.
  • The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota.
  • Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Minnesota: An Overview

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 MCA-II/GRAD Results By Subgroup

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

Scale: % passing

Grade 9
WritingThis District
All Students82%
Female90%
Male71%
Black64%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals84%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Receiving special education services54%
Students without disabilities85%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%
Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 11
MathThis District
All Students42%
Female34%
Male51%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White44%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals35%
Economically non-disadvantaged44%
Receiving special education services13%
Students without disabilities47%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant42%
Source: MN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in writing in grade 9, in reading in grade 10, and in math in grade 11.
  • The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota.
  • Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Minnesota: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source:
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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