Houston County High School

202 West Church St, Columbia, AL 36319 | (334) 696-2221
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Student Enrollment: 388
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: Box 519, Columbia, AL 36319
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Scott Stephens
  • Fax: (334) 696-4677
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Shared Time School
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 388
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 23.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 217 (55.9%)
  • Females: 171 (44.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 33 (8.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 246 (63.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 279 (71.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Houston County High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black16241.8%
Asian--
Hispanic92.3%
White21755.9%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Houston County High School
  Number Percent
7th Grade6817.5%
8th Grade6617.0%
9th Grade7118.3%
10th Grade7519.3%
11th Grade5514.2%
12th Grade5313.7%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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6 reviews for Houston County High School

  • Reviewed by Student on April 16, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i go too houston county high =) & well all i have t2 say , is that i have 4 more years there , the school pretty funn , the best part is BAND! lol band geek fha life ! :) theres trustworthey ppl there , you just really have too look. & you build alot of memories there ,i no i already have :) bt the quote "you can't keep a secret in high school" really applies for our school :) GO LIONS ! =)
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 14, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • hello
    my name is allison my grandmother graduated from here i have never met her and i was trying to find a picture of her.. her name is alice smith.. i believe she graduated in 52 or somewhere around the 50s. if there is anyway you could look threw any old yearbooks and find a picture of her to send me i would GREATLY appreciate it!
    thank you
    allison wise
  • Reviewed by Student on January 05, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • HCHS is a great school. The teachers are nice and Mr. Stephens is a good principal. I think it would be better if parents would support the school more instead of criticizing and getting mad when their kid acts up. If parents would discipline their kids then we would have less problems when most of the kids are wanting to learn our classwork. But you always have a few that ruin it for everyone.
  • Reviewed by Student on October 21, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think that HCHS is the best school. The teachers are great and Mr. Stephens and Mrs. Towns run things like they should. There is some problems with certain students, but overall think the education we get here is very good.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 27, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Houston county high school is a great place to attend. The educational program is exceptionally advanced in my opinion. The AP programs provided will definitely help our students excel in the progression of academic excellence.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 07, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • HCHS is a great school and has lots of people and great teachers .But the school doesn't prepare us for college and it doesn't have anyone to control the school and people and staffs have certain sports that they care about it seems to me that some not all are races and want things their way, we just need some class to get us prepared for college and the future.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Houston County High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on AHSGE and ARMT state exams in the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Language
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

AHSGE - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Biology Test
201082.7%94.7%93.3%
200983.3%87.5%87.6%
200882.0%71.0%72.6%
 
Language Test
201059.6%75.5%78.5%
200967.9%81.1%81.8%
200867.2%74.7%77.0%
 
Math Test
201081.1%86.5%84.3%
200974.6%87.5%85.6%
200880.4%89.0%84.0%
 
Reading Test
201071.2%82.8%81.8%
200967.9%81.4%81.6%
200871.4%80.0%81.2%
 
Social Studies Test
201071.2%77.2%73.1%
200962.5%77.6%78.9%
200864.9%71.2%72.6%
 
Science Test
200969.2%76.5%75.8%
200874.1%81.6%81.2%
 

Grade 12 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Biology Test
201090.4%92.8%94.0%
 
Language Test
201081.1%90.7%91.1%
200988.1%93.2%92.8%
200888.7%92.6%94.5%
 
Math Test
201090.4%93.8%94.7%
200996.6%97.1%95.4%
200888.7%92.6%95.5%
 
Reading Test
201088.7%94.3%93.6%
200993.2%94.9%94.2%
200890.6%93.4%95.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201077.4%88.4%90.5%
200984.8%90.0%91.6%
200881.1%90.9%93.0%
 
Science Test
200994.9%94.4%93.6%
200884.9%93.6%95.2%
 

ARMT - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201074.2%62.9%68.8%
200947.0%62.6%65.8%
200886.2%68.1%61.3%
 
Reading Test
201088.7%82.2%83.0%
200983.8%81.8%81.3%
200885.9%82.4%79.1%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201071.0%74.3%78.6%
200990.9%77.6%73.8%
200875.0%74.7%68.1%
 
Reading Test
201061.3%73.9%73.5%
200990.9%78.7%74.9%
200873.8%75.8%73.9%
 
Source: AL Department of Education 2009-2010

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