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Central Academy

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2011:
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Posted February 19, 2008

I am a recent graduate from Central Academy. I am proud to say that I was a student there. the interaction with the faculty and students is outstanding. the teachers really care about each and every student, whether struggling or smart. Central Academy has the teacher of the year teaching their students. what more would a parent want for their child? central academy offers dual enrollment classes for college and happily pays the expenses. i am now in Eastern michigan university and i was well prepared for college thanks to central academy. Nadia Hasan
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

Central Academy was recently recognized as one the highest-achieving charter schools in Michigan. Also, Central Academy offers an excellent curriculum, programs and diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

* No After school events * Teacher are under experienced * Not a lot of parent involvement promoted at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

I was a studnet at Central Academy. When it came to morals and respect it was great. The best part of being in that school was everyone got along. It wasnt where you would have in a public school the popular group verses the geeks. Everyone knew who everyone was. it was great. When Central academy gets into acadmics it isnt as well as it can be. Also i feel that teachers and the principal get too involved with your home and personal life.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 5, 2005

I think Central Academy is a very good school for students to go to. I recommend this school for students that want to interact with teachers. In Central Academy teachers try there best to satisfy parents and try to help the students as much as they could. Rather than public schools which have lots of students and teachers do not have much time for students, Central Academy is smaller and gives the chance for teachers to interact with all students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 29, 2004

Its a good school if your more concerned with your childrens saftey/ morals rather than academics. if you are more concerned with academics I would suggest a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

My daughter was getting lost in the public school system but is thriving at Central Academy. The small class size and caring teachers seem to be working wonders for her.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
47%

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 45% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
0%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
19%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
7%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
15%
Social Studies

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
53%
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 Students31%
Female42%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female67%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students15%
Female25%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female42%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female50%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
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?

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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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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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

96%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

>95%


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 78% 69%
African-American 15% 18%
Asian 4% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian 0% 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 184%N/A48%
Female 251%N/A48%
Male 249%N/A52%
Source: 1 MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Luay Shalabi
Fax number
  • (734) 822-1101

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