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Big Rapids High School

Public | 9-12 | 670 students

 

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Posted June 30, 2010

BRHS is a positive school and great atmosphere for your children to go to school.


Posted October 4, 2007

Big Rapids High School is the best school in the area. They have outstanding academic programs and offer a multitude of activities for students to be a part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

Go BRHS!I am a parent of two students at this excellent school. Extremely pleased with everything about BRHS, except I do wish the kids were alot more willing to accept newcomers instead of labeling them,'newbies'. Principal and asst.Principal and staff are a 5star, I wish the inner city school had H.S.'s like BRHS. Am proud to be a parent of two students. It is just not school here everyone for the most part are like a big gigantic extended family working together to ensure our students exceed and fullfill their dreams. DCJC
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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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
34%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%
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 Students37%
Female34%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female63%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female33%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students44%
Female45%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female66%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities61%
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%
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

98%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

92%


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 85% 69%
African-American 8% 18%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
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 47%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15
School end time
  • 3:01
School Leader's name
  • Ronald Pincumbe
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (231) 592-8505

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
School leaders can update this information here.

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21175 15 Mile Road
Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Phone: (231) 796-7651

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