Houghton Central High School

Public 9-12

 1603 Gundlach Rd
       Houghton, MI  49931-2605


(906) 482-0450

District: Houghton-Portage Township School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
24th of 561 Michigan High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,377 Help

Feeder schools for Houghton Central High School:

Elementary:    Houghton Elementary School
Middle:    Houghton Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.9
Number of students:  456

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.4%
Asian:
3.9%
Two or more races:
2.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.8%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 2, 2021.


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Compare Details Houghton Central High School ranks better than 95.7% of high schools in Michigan. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.16. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (91.4%), Asian (3.9%), two or more races (2.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 22.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Houghton Central High School is 16.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Houghton Central High School is $11,377.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Houghton Central High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Houghton Central High School 24th of 561 Michigan public high schools. (See Houghton Central High School in the ranking list.)

Houghton-Portage Township School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Houghton-Portage Township School District 13th of 506 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Houghton Central High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 88.87 50th 705 92.9%
2007 89.44 41st 767 94.7%
2008 92.73 22nd 750 97.1%
2009 91.65 29th 754 96.2%
2010 88.58 45th 765 94.1%
2011 91.33 21st 784 97.3%
2012 87.63 81st 773 89.5%
2013 89.46 65th 805 91.9%
2014 93.06 39th 799 95.1%
2015 94.62 27th 832 96.8%
2016 91.24 51st 852 94.0%
2017 92.29 42nd 835 95.0%
2018 96.97 12th 824 98.5%
2019 94.15 34th 666 94.9%
2021 96.16 24th 561 95.7%

Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Michigan Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Houghton Central High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 547 0 12 1 2 n/a n/a 0 562
1989 532 1 16 1 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1990 526 0 19 4 0 n/a n/a 0 549
1991 549 0 21 4 0 n/a n/a 0 574
1992 571 0 22 3 0 n/a n/a 0 596
1993 599 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 599
1994 583 1 25 2 1 n/a n/a 0 612
1995 697 4 23 0 1 n/a n/a 0 725
1996 697 4 23 0 1 n/a n/a 0 725
1997 706 4 24 2 1 n/a n/a 0 737
1998 449 6 13 0 2 n/a n/a 0 470
1999 467 2 16 1 1 n/a n/a 0 487
2000 469 4 11 1 1 n/a n/a 0 486
2001 450 0 17 3 1 n/a n/a 0 471
2002 466 1 19 5 0 n/a n/a 0 491
2003 466 1 19 5 0 n/a n/a 0 491
2004 452 2 30 2 0 n/a n/a 0 486
2005 472 2 25 4 3 n/a n/a 0 506
2006 473 2 21 2 2 n/a n/a 0 500
2007 453 1 14 0 1 n/a n/a 13 482
2008 426 2 12 6 3 n/a n/a 0 449
2009 389 3 18 2 5 n/a n/a 0 417
2010 399 3 16 2 2 n/a n/a 1 423
2011 364 3 13 5 2 0 7 0 394
2012 384 4 11 1 2 0 7 0 409
2013 420 2 9 2 2 1 6 0 442
2014 406 2 15 4 3 0 8 0 438
2015 413 0 20 4 3 1 10 0 451
2016 383 0 16 2 3 1 11 0 416
2017 383 0 20 4 3 0 11 0 421
2018 386 4 22 3 1 0 13 0 429
2019 401 2 21 6 0 0 14 0 444
2020 414 4 20 6 0 0 13 0 457
2021 417 4 18 4 0 0 13 0 456

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Houghton Central High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 562 n/a n/a n/a
1989 550 n/a n/a 12
1990 549 41.0 13.3 15.8
1991 574 n/a n/a n/a
1992 596 n/a n/a 16.3
1993 599 n/a 0.0 0
1994 612 32.6 18.8 12.1
1995 725 40.5 17.9 13.9
1996 725 40.5 17.9 13.9
1997 737 44.0 16.8 13.4
1998 470 25.0 18.8 24.7
1999 487 28.0 17.4 20.3
2000 486 29.0 16.8 28.2
2001 471 28.0 16.8 28.5
2002 491 n/a n/a 27.3
2003 491 n/a n/a 27.3
2004 486 29.7 16.4 33.5
2005 506 29.7 17.0 31.4
2006 500 29.8 16.8 30.8
2007 482 28.0 17.2 19.2
2008 449 29.7 15.1 17.8
2009 417 29.6 14.1 18.5
2010 423 30.0 14.1 22.5
2011 394 27.6 14.2 24.4
2012 409 25.0 16.3 28.9
2013 442 22.8 19.3 28.5
2014 438 27.1 16.1 30.8
2015 451 28.0 16.1 26.6
2016 416 27.0 15.4 26.9
2017 421 27.0 15.5 24.2
2018 429 26.8 16.0 30.5
2019 444 29.0 15.3 28.6
2020 457 29.0 15.7 26
2021 456 26.9 16.9 22.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Houghton Central High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 562 n/a n/a n/a
1989 550 n/a n/a 12
1990 549 41.0 13.3 15.8
1991 574 n/a n/a n/a
1992 596 n/a n/a 16.3
1993 599 n/a 0.0 0
1994 612 32.6 18.8 12.1
1995 725 40.5 17.9 13.9
1996 725 40.5 17.9 13.9
1997 737 44.0 16.8 13.4
1998 470 25.0 18.8 24.7
1999 487 28.0 17.4 20.3
2000 486 29.0 16.8 28.2
2001 471 28.0 16.8 28.5
2002 491 n/a n/a 27.3
2003 491 n/a n/a 27.3
2004 486 29.7 16.4 33.5
2005 506 29.7 17.0 31.4
2006 500 29.8 16.8 30.8
2007 482 28.0 17.2 19.2
2008 449 29.7 15.1 17.8
2009 417 29.6 14.1 18.5
2010 423 30.0 14.1 22.5
2011 394 27.6 14.2 24.4
2012 409 25.0 16.3 28.9
2013 442 22.8 19.3 28.5
2014 438 27.1 16.1 30.8
2015 451 28.0 16.1 26.6
2016 416 27.0 15.4 26.9
2017 421 27.0 15.5 24.2
2018 429 26.8 16.0 30.5
2019 444 29.0 15.3 28.6
2020 457 29.0 15.7 26
2021 456 26.9 16.9 22.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Houghton Central High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $352 (3.3%) $10,223 (96.7%) $10,575
2020 $442 (4.1%) $10,364 (95.9%) $10,807
2021 $1,273 (11.2%) $10,104 (88.8%) $11,377

Data source: Michigan Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Houghton Central High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 34th of 666 High schoolsRanks 24th of 561 High schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
11th Grade Social Studies (Houghton Central High School)69.766
 3.7%
   11th Grade Social Studies (Houghton-Portage Township School District)69.766
 3.7%
   11th Grade Social Studies (Michigan)46.643.7
 2.9%
11th Grade Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Houghton Central High School)80.780.5
 0.2%
   11th Grade Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Houghton-Portage Township School District)80.780.5
 0.2%
   11th Grade Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Michigan)55.356.6
 1.3%
11th Grade Mathematics (Houghton Central High School)61.464.6
 3.2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Houghton-Portage Township School District)61.464.6
 3.2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Michigan)36.334.5
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students444456
 2.7%
African American24
 100%
American Indian00
Asian2118
 14.3%
Hispanic64
 33.3%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races1413
 7.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.6%22.8%
 5.8%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Michigan Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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