Susan Tyer

Welcome to Houghton Lake Community Schools.

Houghton Lake is located in the middle of Michigan's lower peninsula and surrounds Michigan's largest inland lake.  The district covers 550 square miles and is comprised of 12 townships. Residents and visitors greatly enjoy all forms of four season outdoor recreational and sporting activities.

The district currently serves approximately 1300 students, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, as well as an alternative education program, in four school buildings.  Houghton Lake has a caring and committed staff.  Student success, social development and academic achievement are primary goals of all staff.

A source of pride is that Houghton Lake Community Schools has been recently recognized for two prestigious academic awards.  The Mackinac Center report card gave Collins Elementary and Houghton Lake Middle School a Context and Performance score of A.  In addition, Houghton Lake High School was awarded a Silver medal by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best high schools in the nation.

Our mission is for all students in the Houghton Lake Community Schools to show annual academic progress leading to readiness for career, college and community.  Please browse our website to gain information about our schools.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me via email ( or by phone (989-366-2031)
Go Bobcats!!

Susan K. Tyer
Houghton Lake Community Schools 
6001 W. Houghton Lake Dr.
Houghton Lake, Michigan 48629
(989) 366-2031