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9-12
Public district
Auburn Hills, MI
Students enrolled: 1,029
 

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2800 Waukegan Street
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

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(248) 537-6100
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Map of Avondale High School address.
Teacher effectiveness: Effective
June 04, 2015
With solid, true, and dedicated leadership in the administration, they would be unstoppable! We have found that most are truly dedicated to their craft.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
June 04, 2015
We have not had an issue with the teaching staff at all other than having to wait a few weeks to see grades and assignments updated on the parent portal.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
June 04, 2015
No! Too much of a disconnect that even our child saids why bother! If anything is said all you get is into trouble...

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Disagree
June 04, 2015
No...students are either disciplined by the administration or left to deal with issues on their own!

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
June 04, 2015
The current administration is only concerned with maintaining some kind of order. If you are a student that has any type of concern, issue, disagreement, or your having difficulty fitting in or getting along with a group of others, there is no compassion and no one to help you work through them. It is truly sad to say...there is a HUGE disconnect with the student body and the current administration.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Disagree
June 04, 2015
If you don't act like a normal high school student with the usual craziness that goes on from time to time. If you are never talked to or dealt with and just go about your day all to yourself maybe...

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2015
Our child is a freshman at Avondale High School. I am extremely disappointed in the current administration there. To me, they waste so much time "investigating" petty "crimes" that are a normal part of working with high school students, that they are failing to reach out or connect with the student body. The part that is most frustrating for me is that I work in the public school system as a building administrator, (23 years) and I find their priorities so upside down! If they would spend 1/2 of the time investing/connecting with ALL the students as they do their crazy "investigations", that school would be an amazing institution. They must be out and interacting with the student body on a daily basis! The building lacks real true leadership, a clear vision for the students, and a sense of belonging for all students. It is the "flag ship" of the Avondale School District and I feel that there is NO ONE at the helm steering the ship! The current administration needs solid training on LEADERSHIP ! They need to visit buildings where there is solid leadership such as the Middle School right there in the district. We were very happy at the Middle School, but this year is a totally different story! It is truly disappointing!

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2015
I am a graduate of AHS, attended Avondale District my entire school career, and still live within the Avondale community. It is an absolutely phenomenal place to be. Not only did I receive an excellent education, but the entire district and community is both friendly and welcoming. The diversity in the district is astounding and gives both students and families an opportunity to become culturally educated. I recommend this district again and again to families and encourage everyone to consider Avondale School District.

- submitted by a community member

March 27, 2015
First off, The band Program is PHENOMENAL! The teacher is a nice young person who really knows what he's doing. The schools Academic Center(AC) was very helpful to me. The problem is discipline/administration. AHS has changed, and the administration doesn't handle/resolve the problems the way they should be. I had many problems here. THE ONLY REASON I STAYED WAS FOR THE BAND PROGRAM! While you have the chance, DONT come here for 9th-12th. THE MIDDLE SCHOOL IS EXCELLENT! Then, after that, I suggest you find a new district.

- submitted by a student

February 05, 2015
I have two children and two nieces who attend Avondale (K-12). The teachers are hit and miss; at best. Some care and do a good job - the problem is that my children always seem to get a healthy dose of the one who teach off of YouTube.com before getting the good teacher. This puts them behind (AKA: there is a lack of continuity throughout the school.). Some of the assumptions made about me and my children are appalling. My daughter returned from a funeral to be greeted by "glad you finally decided to show up." As is she had been skipping. However, I called and told them 3 times. The band teacher is nice, but even someone who is scatterbrained is more organized & less overwhelmed. It makes it very difficult to keep up. We are currently investigating another district to move to. There is also the additional problem of the ranking - more to the point the removal of it. It doesn't hurt college applications, but it does affect the amount of grants or scholarships that are available to them. It pains me that Avondale has crumbled before my eyes. My children are the 3rd generation to attend. This is NOT the Avondale my family once knew.

- submitted by a parent

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

November 02, 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.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
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

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
no rating
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
no rating
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

October 09, 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
no rating
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
no rating
March 05, 2008
Fantastic School District. Very pleased.

- submitted by a parent

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

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

January 03, 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

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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Avondale High School
2800 Waukegan Street, Auburn Hills, MI  48326
(248) 537-6100
Last modified Avondale High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Avondale High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top