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Salem High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2024 students

 
 

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Posted April 10, 2012

We moved from New Jersey last September. The school is great and my daughter loves it. The teachers and staff are very nice. Great attention from everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2010

We just moved from Missouri in the summer. We came in to register for our daughter, and the staff was very helpful! My daughter even took two summer classes in order to fulfill the requirement for her graduation, and she came through okay. I appreciated all of this smooth transition that my daughter got from the staff and teachers. We moved many times, and this time, Salem HS staff gave us the best of help. Thank you for all the good start you gave us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The staff works so hard to give our students the opportunity to achieve whatever goals they have. It's a great facility with great staff and great students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

All three of my kids went to Salem. Awesome teachers, awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

Four of my children graduated from Salem High (1987-2004). I have also done substitute teaching in all three high schools. I believe PCCS schools offer great educational opportunities. Two of my kids were able to use AP's and dual enrollment to pre-empt one semester of college. Another did some college prep, but concentrated on PCEP's excellent art classes. Another just wanted to graduate--but received enough academics to attend college several years later. Bottom line---PCEP offers a socially-diverse learning community rich in opportunity for students who are able to take advantage of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

As a parent of 3 Salem grads, I think the park offers the most assimilation to college as you will find. Each student has the opportunity to excel, to find things that excite them, both during and after school. My kids all played sports and the single biggest benefit that carried into college was their time management skills. Practice and games took up time, but the academic performance was king...it taught them well. The park is an opportunity, not a sentence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2007

I hate when people complain about how big the school is. The park provides more opportunity then most high schoolers could ever dream of. I was very shy and I came from an 8th grade graduating class of 23 kids and I had no problem adjusting. These high schools are great and we are lucky to be attending it. The academics are great as long as you are motivated. Some of the teachers are young but I believe they are more in touch with our generation and can help us as much as many seasoned teachers. The extracurriculars are astounding, if you can't find something you like then you have no personality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2006

What is Salem High School it Joins two other High Schools on one huge plot of land. Salem, Canton and Plymouth Highschool considered a ' Campus' quality of learning. When really its a Mass of Students who are for the most part losing a battle ..of being within Thousands of their peers. Yes, they do graduate. Do they excel within their 'person' within ' their desires, dreams' I can't see how it is possible. I do not see 'true' education here within PCCS. Too Many Students, so many just pushed through .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2004

Salem high school is huge. Comming from a tiny middle school it was very overwhelming especially being a freshman this year. I can imagine that this highschool experience will be helpful for me as i enter college but as for the teachers, they arent very good. the math department needs a lot of work so i know that math will not take me far in life for the lack of teaching skills the teachers have. Other for the 3 schools, and traveling from school to school in the cold, bad teachers, drugs&alcohol, and to much homework i like school. It seems like highschool may be a fun experience for my social life and im looking foward to graduating from Salem High School in 2008! Go Rocks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2003

I love this school, due to the fact that it is part of a larger entity. Not only is this a large high school, it is included in the Educational park with two other high schools creating more opportunities than any other high school in the nation, I wouldnt go to any other school.


Posted September 9, 2003

My daugher graduated from Plymouth Salem High School in 2002. Her experiences there were both postive and helpful as she entered collage. The principal and staff were always willing to help, even in a school of their size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Plymouth Salem was the most diverse school I ever attended in the aspects of student diversity and class diversity. It was a wonderful school that prepared me completely for college. I loved every single one of my teachers and every single minute I spent there!
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

547 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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45%
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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.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
34%
Social Studies

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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

22

Graduation rate

91%


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 71% 69%
Asian 13% 3%
African-American 10% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 3% 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 16%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mrs. Nancy Laws
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  • (734) 416-7791

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46181 Joy Rd
Canton, MI 48187
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