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Wylie E. Groves High School

Public | PK, 9-12 & ungraded | 1222 students

 
 

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Posted September 6, 2012

I have a graduating senior and another child who graduated from Groves a few years ago... I wanted to say something about the OUTSTANDING support we have received from their counsellors!! I don't know if we would have made it thru these last 6 years without them. From helping with scheduling, friend issues, support for us as parents as well as for my children on a one to one basis. They have gone above and beyond our expectations. When college issues arrived, we could ALWAYS count on them for help from essays to filling out applications. I can't say enough about it... THEY ARE THE BEST!! THANK YOU GROVES FOR HAVING AMAZING COUNSELLORS TO LEAN ON!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

I am a graduate of Groves High School and now attend an Ivy League university. Groves High School prepares students for any challenge that may lay ahead. Aside from the counseling department, I have not a single complaint about the school and its administration.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Great faculty and wonderful environment for students to develop their talents and prepare for college. No reason to attend private school when Groves is available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

Just graduated. I could not have asked for a better high school experience. I made friendships with people of every race and religion, interacted with teachers who truly care about their students, and always, always, felt at home. The opportunities to grow at Groves are endless. Diversity here is an inherent part of life, and that makes for a unique atmosphere. The only one complaint I could make about Groves is the counseling staff--some (not all) of the counselors are truly incompetent and/or extremely unfriendly to students. Beware when applying to college--many of them gave me and others false information about test scores, where to apply, and more. Do your own research. Other than that, Groves is a wonderful place to spend your high school career. Most of the teachers are extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and caring; our principal is also fabulous. I'm glad I chose to spend my four years here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2009

Amazing school. Many AP choices. Outstanding teachers. The staff is very involved with extra-curricular activies. Respect is given to both the students by the staff and to the staff by the students. High school is half the size of others in the area. The students I know love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

I'm currently a junior; I graduate in 2010. Groves offers many honors and AP classes, along with many extra-curricular activities and classes. The teachers here are, overall, amazing. The majority are at the top of their group. In the history, government, and other 'social studies' classes especially, there is daily discussion about the impacts of past events and things going on today. One teacher I was fortunate to have for my freshman world cultures class and AP American History classes later won an award for the best Michigan history teacher, and nationwide was second place. We also had an award winning Theatre arts teacher. Most of our extra-curricular activities, ranging from sports to theatre to the independent student newspaper, are successful and enjoyable. The office staff, including counselors and deans, is extremely helpful with any student or parent problem. The school has a diversity level that mimics the national average and everyone is sociable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2008

My daughter was able to go to college as a sophomore as a result of taking the AP classes ofered at Groves. It has fabulous teachers, courses and extracurriculars. It is also a diverse school, with kids from many ethnic backgrounds all striving for excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2007

While Groves does offer a wide variety of AP classes, unique programs and tons of extra curricular activities, as a college student, I realize that Groves was uninspiring and didn't give me the tools that I need to truely succeed in learning. My teachers were very friendly and always cared and usually were very knowledgable but most of my classes were out of the book instead of discussion based. There are many fabulous qualities that Groves has but in a few words, I would call it caring and rigorous (if you want it to be) yet uninspiring.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 7, 2007

Great Teachers. The schedule is great for students. Alot of AP level courses. Great class availability. Small Class Sizes. Great Athletic Teams.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2005

As a parent, staff member in the district, a community leader, and as a former student of Groves, I want to add my comments about one of the best high school's in the country. Groves is GREAT and for all the right reasons: academics, teacher involvement and dedication, student involvement and dedication and committment, a caring staff and a wonderfully diverse population. Groves prepared me for life and continues to prepare its students daily in life skills, academics for college and career, with character and values, and to be indiviguals in a global society. I am proud to be a Groves graduate, and I am prouder to have had my oldest daughter graduate from Groves and doing well at college -- but I will be most proud when my youngest daughter graduates from Groves in 07! Birmingham Schools are GREAT, but Groves just can't be beat!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

Are you wondering if this is a good school? I am doing my student teaching at Groves, and I can assure you that you'll be as impressed as I was. The school itself is very big, but the students seem to be very accepting and almost too sociable with EVERYONE. I come from a small town (Ubly, MI). So the extreme change from a small town HS to this one was intimidating, but I was greeted with open arms by both the student body and the administration. I hope to some day teach here or in the surrounding area, because once you come here, it's so wonderful you don't want to leave. There is no school like this one...hands down. Rob Romain (Business ED/P.E.)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 14, 2004

Groves High School teachers are absolutely wonderful, as are the administrators. They truly care about their students and about the subjects they teach. The amount of involvement (voluntary) in extra curricular activities is extensive, on both the part of the parents and the teachers who come to watch their students perform.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2003

Groves is amazing! The teacher/student companionships are unbelievable. It works!


Posted September 11, 2003

First of all, I'm not a parent, I'm an alumnist who graduated in 2000. From my experience at this school, I have seen many great things, and they've done nothing but get better since I've been gone- my brother graduated in 2002, and I've kept a close eye on how things have been going since his dseparture, as I have an interest in working there when I get my degree. The teachers are, from what I've seen, some of the best in the country, and the entire staff works really hard to ensure that the students get the most out of their education. If you are thinking about sending your child to this high school, take it from a student: You'll be hard pressed to find a better public school in Michigan.


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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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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47%

2013

 
 
52%

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 29% in 2014.

289 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

290 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

289 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

291 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%
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 Students53%
Female57%
Male48%
African American19%
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female85%
Male69%
African American56%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
African American23%
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female64%
Male54%
African American28%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female87%
Male63%
African American44%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities79%
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?

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

94%

Average ACT score

23

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 70% 69%
African-American 23% 18%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 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 13%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mr. Othamian Perterson
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Beverly Hills, MI 48025
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