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Allen Park High School

Public | 9-12 | 1135 students

 

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Posted August 6, 2010

As a student at Allen Park High School, I would have to say its a great place to attend. I'm going into my third year at this school and absolutely love it. Of course there are the couple of teachers known for not going above and beyond the call to help their students, but most of the teachers care about their students grades along with doing everything possible to help a student when the student asks for help. Teachers are either there before or after school to help the students with any questions they have. There are many clubs and sports to join after school to make your high school career more fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2010

I have 2 children at Allen Park High School and are top students thanks to caring, knowledgeable, and focused teachers. Diversity is lacking, however the cultural makeup of Allen Park is changing so diversity will catch up. Allen Park citizens are proud of their school system and this can be translated into perceived arrogance by others. Bottom line, students are well prepared for education and life skills beyond high school, whatever the venue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2010

I am a parent of 2 students in Allen Park. My husband & I both expect our 2 sons to do their best in school. I have 1 in High School and 1 in Elementary. Any time either 1 of my kids had a problem in school the teachers are right there to help in any way. I am not sure about the harrassment in the High School, but I haven't seen it in the school. The school and teacher will help the kids with any problems they have. The parents are very BIG supporters of any Sports the kids are in. Just drive by when any 1 of sports programs is going on, the parking lot is FULL & so are the side streets. & that even includes anything that any of the other schools in Allen Park has going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

Academics are terrific. Diversity is sorely lacking. Unfortunately if you do not fit the perfect mold of an Allen Park resident your life at Allen Park High can be rough. We are currently in the process of removing our son from this school because he can no longer take the constant harrassment by other students. Fortunately we recently moved out of Allen Park and can put him in the district we currently live in. I don't understand where the sense of superiority comes from but it is definitely alive and well at Allen Park High.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Social Studies

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%
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 2014.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

239 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

239 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
27%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 44% in 2014.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

241 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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

Math

All Students29%
Female27%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students34%
Female30%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students51%
Female50%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

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ACT participation

97%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

93%


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

2 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 87% 69%
Hispanic 10% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 30%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Janet Wasko
Fax number
  • (313) 827-1231

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School counslor
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
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18401 Champaign Road
Allen Park, MI 48101
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Phone: (313) 827-1200

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