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Plymouth High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2075 students

 
 

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Posted June 16, 2014

This school does an exceptional job at teaching ALL kids. Perhaps the parents that want more for their kids might want to put some of their own time in helping their kids exceed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

The district must address the disparity that exists with the minority student population on the campus. The same attention given to one set of students should be given to all. Some teachers, counselors and other administration tend to not be available and not have the time to provide the same level of attention provided others. It is unfortunate that students who witness this disparity have no outlet or resource within the school system to report these experiences. A fear of reprisal or being ridiculed stops the student from expressing this experience, and the belief that nothing will be done closes the door.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Great school, but the traffic light to the entrance to the school is a nightmare if you have to be there for practices, sports or any other event not selected as a reason to change it from "blinking" to a light for the ease of the drives!!!!!!!!! Which is ALL the time!!!!! Call the Board of Education to submit your concerns!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

I recently graduated from PCEP and am now a student at Michigan State University. Attending PCEP has afforded me many great opportunities and now, being in college, I have realized how lucky I was. When interacting with others in my classes, I find that the education was exceptional at PCEP, this making it easier to strive for success at Michigan State.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2009

As a former student of Plymouth I know that it is one of the best. The Park might be large but it offers so many courses and such a wide span of class options that I felt prepared and ready for the future. The teachers are amazing and know what they are teaching about and the after school activities are great for making close friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2008

Awesome Great Education. Great Teachers. Lots of kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2007

This is my daughters first year at Canton. At first we were scared because we thought the school is very large, but they have small learning communities, which keep all the children in groups of 30 together for all the core classes. My daughter has class mates that she sees for all her classes every day. She loves going to school. The challange is appropriate. There is music, science french Adv. English math, its just a nice expierence. You can also find trouble if you want to. Completely upto you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

As a current student, at Plymouth, I disagree with some of the below reviews. I love attending the park and having the support of all the students that attend here. With having such a large school there is not that daily drama, that by the end of the day the whole school knows about. Plymouth is just one of the three high schools at the Park and it is a great fit. People are nice to each other even though we don't know each other. Most of us have figured out by know that every student can be limked to the whole student body within 6 degrees. You can't say that for any other school our size! We are the second largest high school campus in the USA and we should be proud of it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2007

These schools are great! There are a lot of students, but instead of that being a negative, it is a strength of the schools. We have the chance to offer classes that most high schools are unable to. For example, we are one of few schools with an anthropology class. In fact, we have two. Also, your children shouldn't feel intimidated by the massive student body. The result of so many kids is that they are sure to find a group that will accept them. Also, you get the chance to meet somebody who you may go to collegge with. These schools do a good job preparing the students for college socially and academically. I highly recommend these schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2006

Plymouth high is a good school from a student's perspective. though the building is rather bland and resembles a correctional facility. Not to mention that our sports teams are horrendus even with a new senior class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2005

This is our 4th year at The Park. One daughter at Plymouth High and another at Canton. Our childen love their schools and have had nothing but very positive experiences there. The fact that I really couldn't even come up with one negative remark I feel says something. Although the campus is large, the kids adapt right away. I have found that it is the parents who tend to get more stressed out about this. My 9th grader loved it after her 2nd day. I would highly recommend any of the 3 High Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

This school is horrible. My daughter was removed the second day of it. There are too many students at PCEP. It was unbearable for her to handle. PCEP needs to change
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

As a parent I would have to say that the school has to many students. Just last year I have removed my kid from canton schools for this reason. Because the amount of students my child had a hard time and the school was not on top of it .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

I am not actually a parent of a student, but rather a student that graduated from Plymouth-Salem High School. I ended up with a wonderful education and had incredible teachers. My family was in a low income bracket and I spent most of my high school career on food stamps and welfare. I can tell you I was most certainly not treated poorly because we were poor. I highly recommend this school to any parent considering moving to the district. It is somewhat overwhelming at first because the campus is so big. However, when you have that many students you also have an opportunity to offer a variety of classes, taught by competent educators, and great for college preparation.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 12, 2004

Plymouth High School has treated my kids like they were trash. All this because we are poor.
—Submitted by a parent


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Grade level

Social Studies

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

585 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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37%
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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.

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
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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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

97%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

93%


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 72% 69%
African-American 11% 18%
Asian 11% 3%
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 Leader's name
  • Ms. Cheri Steckel
Fax number
  • (734) 582-5604

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8400 North Beck Rd
Canton, MI 48187
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