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Almont High School

Public | 9-12 | 521 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 15, 2013

Unlike the previous poster I believe Almont schools, is one of the best in the area. If the previous poster had done some research they would have seen steps have been taken to increase enrollment and Almont has continued to see improved test scores. My kids have been blessed to have such a great school with such caring and compassionate staff. The school district is not bankrupt or even close to it. So whoever stated that ridiculous post is obviously clueless. The school recently started an IPAD initiative handing out IPADS to 5th-12th grade. The school has continued to push the technology and utilize the newest technology in the classroom. For a smaller school district this school has demonstrated they have the right priorities to improve academics. Almont has a proud history of academic success and athletic success. GO RAIDERS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

Terrible school system! I have never seen such Union oriented and selfish teachers. When the community or supervisors ask something of a teacher, it's always "not in my contract". Teachers are rude to parents and do post progress reports like they should. Teachers are always "out sick". Teachers never follow through on their promises - always "not in my contract". The school is near bankrupt, has one semi-abandoned building (which they plan to fill with preschoolers), is facing half a million dollars in repair for botched construction, and I lose track of how many fund raisers they must have, regardless of the outrageous taxes we pay. The kids are great. It's a shame they have so many deadwood teachers, lame coaches (not all coaches though), and useless Board and Administration. I don't know why - I suspect the Administration never expects anything from the teachers and staff. They're comfortable with a 2nd rate, blah, small town school I guess. If my house wasn't so underwater, I'd put it up for sale and move to another district. There are much better schools systems. Was two stars, forgot about the fun down semi-abandoned school. reducing to 1 star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

We have a school full of great kids and great staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

Almont was great place for my duaghter who graduated in 2009. She trandferred from a larger district and we found the administration,staff and students to be extremely welcoming. Her school counselor went above and beyond to make an easy transition. Almont was a great place! We should have transferred her earlier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

Almont schools have a real feeling of community and support. Steve Zott, the superintendent, can be seen at practically every event, and is always willing to listen and be involved. Despite Almont's small size and somewhat limited class offerings, I feel that my daughter, who graduated from AHS, was well prepared for college. In fact, she received numerous scholarships, and is now excelling as a university freshman. My son is a sophomore and loves the school community. Many of the teachers are excellent; however, as with any school, there are some who are not so great. Overall, I like Almont schools very much.
—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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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31%

2013

 
 
28%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%
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 Students30%
Female26%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students32%
Female20%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students40%
Female29%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female54%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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ACT participation

96%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

90%


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 95% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Multiracial N/A 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 21%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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4701 Howland Rd
Almont, MI 48003
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