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Bad Axe High School

Public | 8-12 | 470 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2013

I can't really say much about this school...I have been in the high school since the school pushed the 8th grade class into the high school (I was in the first class were we where in the high school at grade 8) I don't mind the transition at all! I'm actually glad...But The issues I have is that the programs that the school does offer are more or less easy as heck, and shouldn't be acredited at all!! And also one issue I have is that there is no diversity at all! Except for the 10/11 exchange students the school is so not diverse and how you have to be a white christian to start up a club...But if you are gay or anything different you won't get anywhere! Well currently being in grade 10, I do have some 2 years in this school...Well soon I'll be transferring to a school in the city so I'm not to concerned..But one thing I do really like are some of the teachers! Some...like 2-3 the others are really rude or they allow students do anything to the point they allow students bully or harass others and they don't seem to really care...
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

We have an excellent program, great students and a great staff.


Posted October 5, 2006

As a former student of Bad Axe High School, I found many good and bad qualities about the school. Firstly, there is no diversity at the school. Plus, the econmy is poor. Academically the high school is actually good considering how small it is. They have a Honors English program, along with four A.P. classes (English, Biology, Psychology, and Government). But the only classes that were challenging were A.P. Biology and Chemistry. The extra-curriculars are limited. Some extra-curriculars were marching, pep, and concert band, chior, forensics, and quiz bowl. Sports are encouraged, but fewer students are participating each year. The volleyball is excellent, however. Parents of students thare involved are involved, which is a small percentage. The teachers are medicore. Punishment is very lax. I personally would never raise my in the area. They would grow up to be very sheltered.
—Submitted by a former student


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 35% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
20%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%
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%
Female33%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female29%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female43%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students49%
Female60%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities57%
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:

19%
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55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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

100%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

89%


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 95% 69%
Asian 3% 3%
African-American 1% 18%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 37%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Gregory Newland
Fax number
  • (989) 269-6947

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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200 North Barrie Rd
Bad Axe, MI 48413
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