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Alanson Public School

Public | PK-12 & ungraded | 286 students

 

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3 stars

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Posted January 4, 2012

I have a child in kindergarten, the elementary part of the school has all the up to date technology in the classrooms not to mention the great teachers. It is a great place for the students to grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

I have 2 kids that are currently enrolled in the elementary school. There are a lot of things that could change about the school, but I think they have taken a step in the right direction with a new principal. There are several teachers that are passionate about teaching the kids and it shows. There are also some teachers that you can tell are jaded and maybe need to move on. I like the small town feel of the school and everyone knows my kids when they walk in the door. The only thing that you miss with this type of school is the activities that you would see at larger schools, especially as the grades advance. I doubt that I will keep my kids in after 3rd grade because I want them to have more opportunities and more choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

They have no programs to offer. The only thing that is good about the high school is that they offer college classes.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
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 45% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
13%
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 45% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
14%
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 42% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
9%
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 39% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
27%
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 35% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
38%
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

Social Studies

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
20%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
4%
Social Studies

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
8%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
12%
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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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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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

100%

Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

92%


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 83% 69%
American Indian 8% 1%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
African-American 0% 18%
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 65%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jeffrey Liedel
Fax number
  • (231) 548-2132

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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7400 North St
Alanson, MI 49706
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