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Addison High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 291 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2012

My daughter is a freshman at Addison and has never been happy. She has attended Hudson and Concord and was never as happy as she is now. The teachers are real pros and the district is very tech savvy. Next year they will have a new high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2012

We are new to Addison School District as school of choice parents coming from Columbia Central School District. The staff and parents at Addison have been wonderful and very welcoming to us. Our son is doing great and has excelled a great deal since staring there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

I graduated from Addison, 19 years of success with several Fortune100 Companies, wouldn't want my children to experience anything less than what Addison offers..So, Here we are and here we will stay!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

My daughter is a recent graduate of Addison. I can't say enough good things about the Administration, staff, and students of this District. While small in size, it makes up for in quality education. My daughter was proud to be a Panther and so am I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2005

Addison High school was state champs in wrestling, district champs in football, conference champions in Boys Cross Country, and a winning season in all other sports except boys basket ball (at least the sports that I follow which is not all) and we have a lot of promise for state qualifiers in track!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2005

Recently enrolled our daughter from Toledo Schools, There is absolutely no comparison, Addison does everything better, teachers and staff are many times more helpful and informative. They send reports via internet to let you know how your student is doing etc. We have nothing but praise for addison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

It needs a lot of improvement but it's headed in the right direction ever since we got a new Principal. There are a few teachers who don't seem like they care about much nor teaching but then there are those few teachers like Mrs. Sandera who is brilliant and who really cares about her students. It's because of her that I'm alive today and graduating on time. We need more teachers like her in Addison. -D 2004
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2004

I believe Addison High School is a great school to attend because the teachers truely care for their students. We also have a great band, and our drama is awesome. I enjoy addison schools, and I hope that others can enjoy it too. Our school is far from big, but what we lack in students, we make up, our football teams rock, our cheerleaders rule and in all, so does Addison High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2004

I being a Student at Addison find that the school has been shown in the wrong light. Addison may not be the richest school nor does it have the most brilliant students but is a small school where everyone cares for each other. We had/have a great science program with our famous biology teacher Mr. Fern (Bud) Ellis, we also have great scholastic sports programs. We have taken many football titles along with many wresting titles. I think Addison Community Schools is a great place for any student to go to and learn. Addison will give them what they need to be great thinkers and people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

I was a former student at Addison High School, I graduated from there in 2000. I feel that the school then needed a lot of improvement, and feel that a few of the teachers there were not in to teaching some of the students. However there are many great teachers there.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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38%

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31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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23%

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16%

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22%

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17%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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30%

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28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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55%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

97%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

94%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
African-American 0% 18%
American Indian N/A 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Highest MME scores in Lenawee County (2007)

Special education / special needs

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  • Special education
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  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
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  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10
School end time
  • 3:00
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Steven Guerra
Fax number
  • (517) 547-3838

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

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  • Painting
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  • Drama
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219 North Comstock St
Addison, MI 49220
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Phone: (517) 547-6121

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