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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Houghton Lake Community Schools is a public school district located in Houghton Lake, MI. It has 1,249 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.
6001 West Houghton Lake Dr
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Elementary Schools in Houghton Lake Community Schools

Middle Schools in Houghton Lake Community Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
1120
50 responses
Average ACT
25
48 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,249
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,787
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,748/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$35,150
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$648
National
$949
Median Home Value
$114,800
National
$184,700

Houghton Lake Community Schools Reviews

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One thing about this school that wasn’t all that bad for the most part was the teachers. They were all generally very nice teachers for my experience anyway. I do think they need to have more resources for kids to get help when they are struggling. Also, there is zero support for the girls sports teams at this school and they are the teams that keep bringing in the trophies. The boys teams get support, money, rally’s; you name It they’ve had it even for the smallest victories.
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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.
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.