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Marian High School

Private | 9-12 | 526 students

 

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Posted August 16, 2012

I cannot say anything bad about this school. The moment I shadowed at Marian during my eight grade year, I knew it was a fantastic school. The teachers are so helpful and really care for each student. The students are usually nice and friendly to their classmates and again the staff is AMAZING! I absolutely love this school and when I get to college I know I will miss Marian and all the fantastic times I have had. The school offers so many chances for leadership and the academics in every class are strong and challenging. A fantastic school for you daughter to attend!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2012

Everyone at Marian hates it, it is very cliquey the teachers dont care and there is little to offer


Posted January 29, 2011

I am an alumni of Marian High school, and I would like to say, from first-hand experience, that the quality of education is outstanding. The rigorous academic curriculum prepared me for success in both college and graduate school. Also, although I did not appreciate them at the time, the theology courses were an invaluable resource to me as a developing young woman. Those courses enabled me to contemplate my own sense of values and ethics. Unfortunately, I feel that those courses were overall heavy in religious dogma, but at least I was able to reflect on my own values. This is an opportunity I would not have had going to a public school. I really feel that the Marian community lives up to its mission statement. If I ever have daughters and live in the area, I will not hesitate to enroll them at Marian.


Posted October 12, 2010

Positive environment for young women to discover their inner confidence and self esteem.


Posted August 23, 2009

This school is academically rigorous, whether a student is in regular college-prep classes or AP classes. The AP classes are akin to the most strenuous classes in a university, and the stress level is high. But, aside from all the stress, Marian is a very laid back school. Students don't usually pay very much attention to personal appearance during school, so if you miss a few showers due to having 5 tests one day, no one really cares all that much (sounds disgusting, but at Marian, it's the norm). The teachers are usually quite good and care for their students, both in the classroom and outside it. I have two more years left there, but I feel I'm already well prepared for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

My daugher graduated from Marian about six years ago. I think that sending her to Marian was the best thing we ever did for her. She grew as a person both academically and personally, and is now in Law School at the University of Detroit Mercy. My thanks to everyone at Marian for making our daughter the young lady and professional she is today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

My daughter and two of my nieces attend Marian High School. It is an excellent school because young women are optimized to live life to its fullest potential and to celebrate their individual strengths. All facets of education are offered including strong academics, exceptional athletics and amazing arts including Marian's new gym and state of the art auditorium. I would highly recommend this high school to any parent or student who is committed to providing a young lady with a qualilty education in all areas of her life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

When i began Marian as a freshman, i was a little apprehensive because I didn't come with a huge group of friends like others. I was afraid there would be cliques of friends who had known each other since elementary school. However, i immediately began to feel at home, and I've never regretted choosing Marian for my high school education. The work is challenging at times, but the teachers are exceptional and really connect with their students. This is the most amazing school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

I have never before been so disappointed in a Catholic College prep School. Not only is it a homophobic environment but it also emphasizes unneeded presure to unimportant aspects of the ciriculum. My daughter has left Marian unprepared to enter into an economically and culturally diverse college setting. Though the select few are offered advanced placement cources in the maths and sciences, those interested in the arts are differed from any oppertunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

Marian is an excellent school. I graduated a couple years ago and I miss the great atmosphere and wonderful teachers. Marian instilled me with Catholic values and provided me with an excellent education. I now attend a prestigious private college and I was prepared by Marian.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 30, 2005

Marian is a wonderful school. The teachers are committed and the courses are challenging. The rigorous learning environment at Marian has prepared my daughter very well for College and for life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Marian H.S.provided my daughter with everything she needed to be accepted to the college of her choice. The teachers are excellent. They motivate the young women to achieve to the best of their ability. The academics provide a range from general classes,honors,up to a large selection of AP classes.Very successful sports program. The Marian Rice Players theatre group is absolutely the best! Anyone can join!There is a 'club' for every interest level. The school has a distinct family atmosphere. The young women are given respect, discipline and love. Parents are everywhere!Definitely prepares the students for college and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

Marian is a faboulous school. Marian has not only taught my daughter various acedmic information, but also instilled morals and faith into her education and life. My daughter feels Marian is another family for her and I feel it is another family for her and it is also another family for me, because parents are so involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

I love this school. The teachers are wonderful. They are very willing to help before or after school. The students are amazing. The minute you step into one classroom you can already tell that this school is one big happy family. I commend the faculty and staff for doing such a wonderful job with the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2003

This is a wonderful high school. It truly molds young ladies into strong and independent women.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 69%
African-American 6% 19%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Sr. Lenore Pochelski
Gender
  • All girls
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (248) 644-6107

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7225 Lahser Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: (248) 644-1750

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