Houghton Central High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
451
Best High School in Michigan
#42
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
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 has an academic rating significantly above the average for Michigan high schools based on its high test performance, average graduation rate and average AP course participation. It is ranked 42nd in the best public high schools in Michigan.

Racial Demographics

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

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 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 by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman120
Sophomore107
Junior109
Senior115
Total451

Completions

Graduation Rate
90% to 94%*
Rank in Michigan
261st
Rating
6 out of 10
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

Proficient Students
62%
Rank in Michigan
23rd
Rating
10 out of 10

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 Scoring

Average SAT Score
1131

The average SAT score for Houghton Central High School students in 2017 was 1131.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
67%
Rank in Michigan
62nd
Rating
8 out of 10

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 52% and in the top 13% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
18%
AP Pass Rank in Michigan
84th
AP Pass Rate Rating
7 out of 10

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 Michigan 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

Absenteeism Rate

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

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