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Skyline High School

Public | 9-12 | 1501 students

 

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Posted September 22, 2014

Skyline is a terrific school, and improving every year. It's a new school, and has only had a few graduating classes. But already it's turning out as many national merit scholarship semi-finalists as Huron (and both of these schools had as many as the three Plymouth Canton high schools combined for 2014). Skyline is on trimesters, so students receive 25% more credits per year than the other high schools. Skyline also has four magnet programs, schools-within-the-school, concentrating on engineering, communications, business, and medicine. Our two kids are very happy, taking great, advanced classes including performing in an excellent band program every day. Also, some of these reviews were probably under the previous principal. The district hired a dynamic new principal for Skyline last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2013

Skyline is great! My kids enjoy going to school there, and their teachers have been very supportive and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

Our daughter was in the first graduating class and I would say that the post from the other student would be similar to what she said to us. She is an exceptional student, but still struggled with some bad teachers. She also said that the few good teachers were the minority there. What was most frustrating to her was the politics that the teachers and administration would play. It only got worse with playing sports. Unfortunately due to AAPS being so big, once our children went to middle school, you just feel like a number.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2013

Cold, confining environment. Bureaucratic administration. Terrible academics; the administration gets annoyed when you try to test out because they fear becoming a "focus school." A few good teachers, but they are the minority. Students are treated as a number.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2010

skyline high is an excellent school the part I love about it is that there are 14 students per a classroom which means that the students get more one on one time with the teacher. Also the teachers are great as well as the students. The extracurriculum is amazing and my daughter just loves it.
—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.

379 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

299 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

302 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

302 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%
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 Students63%
Female51%
Male74%
African American21%
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial52%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female76%
Male82%
African American54%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female45%
Male72%
African American18%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial43%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female56%
Male82%
African American29%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial52%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female74%
Male82%
African American44%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial62%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities84%
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

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How schools in the state rate:

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55%
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26%
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ACT participation

95%

Average ACT score

24

Graduation rate

94%


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 60% 69%
African-American 17% 18%
Asian 11% 3%
Multiracial 8% 2%
Hispanic 4% 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 20%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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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

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Cory McElmeel
Fax number
  • (734) 994-7028

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
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Equestrian
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
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2552 North Maple Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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