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Houghton Central High School


Overview

Enrollment
451
Michigan high school rank
42nd
 Overall Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12
School District Houghton-Portage Township School District
Type Public
 Phone (906)482-0450
 Location 1603 GUNDLACH RD
HOUGHTON, MI 49931
Charter School No

Houghton Central High School receives a CollegeSimply academic rating significantly above the average for Michigan high schools based on its high test performance, average graduation rate and average AP course participation.

SAT Test Performance

Average School SAT Score
1131
Michigan SAT Score Rank
31st

The average SAT score for Houghton Central High School students was 1131 during the 2017 school year. The students scored in the top 6.1% of Michigan high schools and significantly above the 988 average for Michigan high schools.

Demographics

Race

The Houghton Central High School student body is almost exclusively White with a small Asian Pacific population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White91.6%413
Black0%0
Hispanic0.9%4
Asian Pacific4.4%20
Native American Indian0.7%3
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%1
Two or more races2.2%10

Student Family Income

vs. other Michigan high schools
Upper 21.9%

19.7% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program as compared to the Michigan high school median of 34.3%. By this measure, Houghton Central High School students are largely upper income and rank 126th in Michigan for high school student family income.

Enrollment Size

Grade Students
Freshman120
Sophomore107
Junior109
Senior115
Total451

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
90% to 94%*

6 out of 10

Rank: 261st in Michigan

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students90% to 94%*
Michigan Median92%
Percentile70%
White90% to 94%*
Black.%
Hispanicsuppressed*
Asian Pacificsuppressed*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged70% to 79%*
Limited English Proficiency.%

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 23rd in Michigan

Students at Houghton Central High School scored an average 62% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Michican Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 38% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 4.9% of Michigan high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls60% to 69%*80% to 89%*
Boys45% to 49%*50% to 54%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*suppressed*
Black--
Hispanicsuppressed*suppressed*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White55% to 59%*60% to 64%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*less than 50%*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 62nd in Michigan

149 out of 224 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (67%). College admission testing participation is well above the Michigan median rate of 51% and in the top 12% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 84th in Michigan

Houghton Central High School offers 6 AP courses. 18 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 65% percentile and slightly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Michigan schools of 14%. Houghton Central High School had 67 taking AP exams with a 56 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 72% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 63 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 84% 63%
Students enrolled in an AP class 18% 14%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 2%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Courses Offered 6

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%13%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.9%4
Boys0.8%2
Girls0.9%2
Michigan Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.4%2
Boys0.8%2
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Michigan Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.4%2
Boys0.8%2
Girls0%0
Michigan Median0.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.9%4
Boys0.8%2
Girls0.8%2

Location

Houghton Central High School
1603 GUNDLACH RD
HOUGHTON, MI
49931
(906)482-0450

10 out of 10 1

District

Houghton-Portage Township School District
HOUGHTON, MI