Houston High School



Houston High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Houston High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 101
10 97
11 103
12 96

Houston High School is a public high school of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District located in Big Lake, AK. It has 397 students in grades 9th through 12th. Houston High School is the 36th largest public high school in Alaska and the 12,454th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 24.3 to 1.

Total Students: 397
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 24.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 16.33

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Houston High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 220
(55%)
3,485
(53%)
 Female 177
(45%)
3,092
(47%)

Houston High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 284
(72%)
4,932
(75%)
 American Indian 84
(21%)
1,053
(16%)
 Pacific Islander 9
(2%)
79
(1%)
 Asian 8
(2%)
180
(3%)
 Hispanic 7
(2%)
211
(3%)
 Black 5
(1%)
117
(2%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
5
(0%)

Houston High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 188
(47%)
1,380
(21%)
 Not Eligible 186
(47%)
4,975
(76%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 23
(6%)
222
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Houston High School is ranked 17th out of 0 ranked schools in Alaska, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Houston High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (53.1%) is slightly higher than the state average of 46.9%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Houston High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 471
2006 444
2007 424
2008 416
2009 405
2010 388
2011 414
2012 397

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.8
2006 17.8
2007 17.7
2008 17.5
2009 16.3
2010 14.4
2011 18
2012 24.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.35668789808917
2006 0.38513513513514
2007 0.32547169811321
2008 0.39182692307692
2009 0.42962962962963
2010 0.50515463917526
2011 0.52898550724638
2012 0.53148614609572

Compare Houston High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,714.5% 17.1:1
 
2,430.0% 24.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 46.9%
 
This School 53.1%
 

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School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Houston High School
Big Lake, AK
Public 09 - 12 397 24.3:1  
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Public 02 - 12 185 41.6:1 5 miles
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Public KG - 12 1,477 255.5:1 12 miles
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Private KG - 12 105 10:1 17 miles
Chugiak High School
Chugiak, AK
Public 09 - 12 1,149 19.2:1 18 miles
Eagle River Christian School
Eagle River, AK
Private KG - 12 120 18:1 21 miles
Eagle River High School
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Public 09 - 12 894 21.2:1 22 miles
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