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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Houghton Lake Community Schools is a public school district located in Houghton Lake, MI. It has 1,320 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
About Houghton Lake Community Schools...
Address
6001 West Houghton Lake Dr
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
Telephone
(989) 366-2000
Website

Houghton Lake Community Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
57%
Average SAT
1140
40 responses
Average ACT
25
45 responses
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Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,320
Free or Reduced Lunch
74.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,414
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$15,862,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,445/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

Houghton Lake Community Schools Reviews

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Houghton Lake Community Schools are great schools in our small community, and because of the type of community we have, the school staff cares for the students and have a closer relationship than other schools. Our sports teams are always striving to get better and our school and community have the school spirit to cheer on our athletic groups. Although we don't have much diversity in our schools, the clubs in the high school/activities in the community make up for our diversity in a different sense. The classes taught at Houghton Lake Community Schools are easy to follow along because of the staff, and we are able to go beyond classes in the classroom by various Dual Enrollment and Michigan Virtual courses that are available. Houghton Lake Community Schools may seem like small, average schools, but there is potential that sparks greatness.
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Houghton Lake Community Schools is a great place to go to everyday and grow up with. The staff members and community itself is an amazing environment. The teachers stay after school, stay after classes, take extra time during classes to help you understand the topic you're working on at the moment. They reach out during passing time to make conversation and to check in on how your day is doing. They don't only care about your education but they care for your life as well. They'll take time out of their day to see if you're doing in all aspects of your life. The students are even better. Students help each other out, invite other students who don't get out much to come to dances and games. It's a very good place to grow up with.
I am a senior at Houghton Lake High School. I have attended and lived in Houghton Lake almost my entire life. We have a very small, tight-knit community that really rallies behind our school system. Almost all of our teachers are very invested with most of them having kids that attend Houghton Lake schools as well. Of course there are always things that could be improved on, such as better communication, more organization, and more teacher support from the school district in general to name a few. But overall, Houghton Lake schools strive to give students a good education while making sure they feel supported and valued.