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Canton High School

Public | 9-12 | 2062 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 16, 2003

I attended H.S. here and my children will never go to a public school! The teachers are indifferent, the student to teacher ratio is not at a good level, and the campus is far too large for a real education for 13-18 year old children.


Posted September 9, 2003

I am not a parent but I am a past student of the Plmouth-Canton High School and I would just like to say that this school is the worst school that I have ever been to. The only way you get noticed or liked by any of the teachers is if you are a prep or a jock! You are not allowed to have your own ideas about anything. The people that go to this school are so closed minded it is unreal. I would just like to add before I end this statement of mine, Starkweather Adult Education Center is by far 10 times more better than Plymouth-Canton. The staff at Starkweather really care about you; they show an intrest in your life and where you are headed after school. If it wasn't for Starkweather I wouldn't have graduated and on my way to college.


Posted August 10, 2003

I'm not a parent, yet but I am a past graduate and the places I've been in the past twenty years there is no better high school then this one. I feel that it is a privalage to have attended this high school and I am thankful for all the opportunities that were offered.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

559 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

485 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

485 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

485 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

485 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

486 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%
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%
Female50%
Male56%
African American16%
Asian79%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
African American47%
Asian83%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female46%
Male56%
African American21%
Asian67%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female68%
Male76%
African American47%
Asian77%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
African American40%
Asian81%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities72%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

95%

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 73% 69%
Asian 11% 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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Carrie Lawler
Fax number
  • (734) 416-7549

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8415 North Canton Center Rd
Canton, MI 48187
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Phone: (734) 416-2850

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