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Avondale High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1029 students

 
 

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Posted March 25, 2014

This school is amazing. The teachers are helpful, the students are all so nice, and you can definitely tell that Avondale cares. I'm very pleased to go here. And I love how everyone gets involved in everything, and there isn't really a separation between students due to cliques. It makes for a nice learning environment, knowing that you're surrounded by people who care
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2010

I am a graduate of this school...class of 1974. During the years I spent there, I found the teachers and staff to be very dedicated and willing to go the extra mile to ensure a student's success. I feel that I received a very competitive education there...the only thing that hindered me was myself. I remember my years there fondly. I am amazed by the growth and improvement in the facility...and just a touch jealous that I missed some of the improvements.


Posted January 27, 2010

This school is amazing..the disclipline is very good as well they dont let the kids run wild like other public schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2009

I very much enjoy attending this school on a daily basis. The work load is not super hard but it challenges me just enough. The teachers are very nice and extremely helpful when it comes to the work. If there is ever a time when you do not understand something, there are multiple oportunities to recieve extra help. They have many extracuricular activites to get students involved. The school spirit is awesome and unlike any other school in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2008

I have a child in Avondale high and Graham elementary and the work that they give these kids is outrageous, they think these kids are in college already, the work makes these kids struggle, it's not fare to them we did not have this type of work growing up in school, i will say if you are thinking about your kids attending don't it will be the worst mistake ever, i fill like i force my kids in this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

Some teacher are very mean and some are not. the give out to much homework week days and weekends
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2008

We have several children in the Avondale school district - this is our 12th year. Our senior was 'falling through the cracks' and behind UNTIL she got to AHS. *Phenomenal* teacher involvement has helped turned our student into a college bound senior, who is active in several groups. Our teens enjoy high school - especially the staff. Teachers truly, truly care and know our children as individuals, and go the extra mile to help them succeed. The classes are cold and few have windows. Student dress code could be a bit more professional (pants hanging down is not conducive to an academic environment.) LOVE the academic centers where kids can catch up on missing assignments and get tutoring daily, if/when needed. Staff is just - impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

I teach at Avondale and I find the students, staff and parents to be wonderful and caring people. This is an amazing place to be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 5, 2008

Fantastic School District. Very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

All three of my children went to Avondale HS. However since my youngest graduated in 2005 the quality of Avondale has gone down hill. If your child has special needs run! Go to Bloomfield. My child fell further back in her studies in Hs then she has even in her whole life. She did not get the help she needed! She is in college now and getting honors!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

If your child has special needs, please do your child and favor and send them else where. Both of my children with special needs did not get the help they needed. They were babied all though High school, when both of my children graduated, they had very weak skills to go into the adult world. I feel like I have failed my children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I have 2 children at the HS and 1 at the MS. Avondale is an excellent district with caring teachers and administrators who make a difference. My children are getting a excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

I am a freshman at Avondale High School and I have to say that ever since day one the teachers here and students have been nothing but nice! It's a nice feeling to wake up and look forward to school!
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Social Studies

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

274 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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31%

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41%
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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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
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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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

20

Graduation rate

95%


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 64% 69%
African-American 21% 18%
Asian 9% 3%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Michelle Imbrunone
Fax number
  • (248) 537-6105

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2800 Waukegan St
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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Phone: (248) 537-6100

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