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
9 106
10 100
11 96
12 86

Houston High School is a public high school of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District located in Big Lake, AK. It has 388 students in grades 9th through 12th. Houston High School is the 37th largest public high school in Alaska and the 12,838th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.3 to 1.

Total Students: 388
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 22.45
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 12,838th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 37th out of 288
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 225th out of 287
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 35th out of 287

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Houston High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 230
(59%)
3,944
(53%)
 Female 158
(41%)
3,498
(47%)

Houston High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 266
(69%)
5,389
(72%)
 American Indian 78
(20%)
1,087
(15%)
 Hispanic 14
(4%)
233
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 13
(3%)
94
(1%)
 Asian 10
(3%)
195
(3%)
 Two or More 5
(1%)
309
(4%)
 Black 2
(1%)
135
(2%)

Houston High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 192
(49%)
5,472
(74%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 167
(43%)
1,714
(23%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 29
(7%)
256
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Houston High School is ranked 37th out of 208 ranked schools in Alaska, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Houston High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (50.5%) is slightly lower than the state average of 51.6%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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
2013 380
2014 385
2015 388

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
2013 18.8
2014 19.4
2015 17.3

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
2013 0.52368421052632
2014 0.56883116883117
2015 0.50515463917526

Compare Houston High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,730.0% 17.3:1
 
1,762.4% 17.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 50.5%
 
State Average 51.6%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Houston High School
Big Lake, AK
Public 09 - 12 388 17.3:1  
American Charter Academy
Wasilla, AK
Public KG - 12 174 16.2:1 5 miles
Joe Redington Senior Jr/Sr High School
Wasilla, AK
Public 06 - 12 459 19.2:1 7 miles
Burchell High School
Wasilla, AK
Public 09 - 12 318 18.2:1 10 miles
Twindly Bridge Charter School
Wasilla, AK
Public KG - 12 391 65.5:1 11 miles
Wasilla High School
Wasilla, AK
Public 09 - 12 1,072 21.4:1 12 miles
Mat-Su Central School
Wasilla, AK
Public KG - 12 1,550 41.7:1 12 miles
Birchwood Christian School
Chugiak, AK
Private PK - 12 167 12:1 17 miles
Chugiak High School
Chugiak, AK
Public 09 - 12 1,080 20.1:1 18 miles
Alaska Middle College School
Eagle River, AK
Public 11 - 12 90 77.6:1 20 miles
Eagle River Christian School
Eagle River, AK
Private PK - 12 125 8:1 21 miles
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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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