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Boyne Falls Public School

Public | K-12 & ungraded | 199 students

 

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Posted June 3, 2013

Boyne Falls school has many great qualities. It's sizes makes it very personal. The students compete academically with surrounding schools and staff have been getting better with communication. Boyne Falls School has made some positive strides in the past couple years. A great place for my children with perks that far outweigh the surrounding schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I went to Boyne Public and they have teachers that really care, its a small school so it allows them to take time for every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Small school and top attention on academics with great staff and small class sizes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

I think Boyne Falls is an excellent school and it strives to make education the best it can be. Kelly Matelski- Parent of 3 students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

I'm very disappointed in the teachers because they don't work with the students or parents with the grades or assignments. They wait to long into a trimester and then the student gets called up by the teachers, or counselor about the grades. They have access to the phone numbers of each parent but they don't take advantage of it and use it to get the student on track before its to late. They wait until the student is so far behind they can barely make up the homework and grades so they can move on with their class in middle and high school. I'd like them to fix it but instead i always have to go to school myself to take care of the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

Boyne Falls school is perhaps the most involved school I have seen. Programming is very limited and there is not much in the way of elective courses but the basic educational content is superb.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 2, 2005

IHave two current students in Boyne Falls schools.This school is the best it,s like family.the faculty really cares about your children.
—Submitted by a parent


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 40% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
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 45% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 45% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%
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 42% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 39% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
50%
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 35% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
14%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%
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 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
14%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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

88%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

83%


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 88% 69%
Multiracial 9% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
African-American N/A 18%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian N/A 3%
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 61%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Karen Sherwood
Fax number
  • (231) 549-2922

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1662 M75 S
Boyne Falls, MI 49713
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