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Central Lake Public School

Public | K-12 | 341 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2014

I graduated from Central Lake Public Schools, my boys went there (one through 5th grade, the other through 3rd) and my daughter is getting ready to attend preschool there and will be attending grade school there (hopefully) for a few years as well. The only reason my boys are not still going there is because we always planned to teach our boys at home once they got to 4th grade or so since I have a teaching degree. CLPS, the elementary especially, is a great school system. They have great teachers and support staff. It is not perfect, but what school is? They do an excellent job teaching material and helping kids in need and, if you want to get involved as a parent, you can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Central Lake Public Schools, Ron Allard sent this to Liberty University: I don't expect a reply to this; I think this has been completely and utterly ridiculous! I attended Central Lake Public Schools for 13 years of my life and I earned a High School Diploma from them... The least they can do is get you my transcripts!!!!! Because they refuse, I cannot attend your school in order to serve God the way I envisioned!!!! Very, very FRUSTRATED!!!


Posted March 16, 2010

I believe Central Lake is a good school system. Teachers and staff do care and offer their time whenever needed. Central Lake Schools prepared my child for college. Patental participation and support are always an important factor. Education begins at homme from birth. Any chilld can be successful, but it takes an investment-- from the very beginning. Overall, I know CL strives to help each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

this school is a complete joke anyone who went to this school and had problems that now have children of there own going to this school and complaining about this school are a big part of the problem do not send your child to this school if you want a quality education for your children if you went to this school then you know what im talking about doing the same thing over expecting a different result is insane and that's what these people are doing this school should be shut down permanently
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

this school is below average i would not send my children to this school district if you care about your child's education do not send them to central mistake public schools
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2010

i feel that this school needs a complete makeover from the top down that's why i left and went to a different school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2009

i use to be a student there before i moved. i failed every class, the teachers never really helped me.. when i moved i was put in algebra.. i failed that because the math i was doing at CL was 2nd-3rd grade math and this is 9th grade math. they worry about sports to much . but i love every one there
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2005

I, as a former student would like to add my opinion. I would not trade my education at C.L. for anything. The first thing we need to realize is that our childrens education is not entirley the teachers responsibility. I think with the resources available to smaller districts, Central Lake is doing well. If you feel that your children are reading at 6th grade level then yes, they do need help, so help don't place all the blame on the great teachers we have. As far as sports, we must face the fact the a school is a business as well as a place of learning. Athletics give kids a chance to develop leadership skills and generates revenue for the school. This must be done because we all know how much we like to pay taxes to help our kids out. My education at C.L. is top notch!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 24, 2005

I believe that Central Lake is a very good school. They have excellent teachers who devote time into each particular student. My son had some problems in math but their excellent Special Education teachers helped him out and is now getting an 'A' in math. I am a former student of Central Lake and want the same education for my son as I had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

Central Lake needs to offer more help for the students who need help wtih homework or with any subject. they have funds for sports <which this is good but education important to not the name or who has money> why not tutoring...the students needs more. the schools needs to wise up to some of the issues with teachers too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2004

The problem with Central Lake schools as a whole; They are more worried about sports and money then they are about education. Central Lake students are graduation and are reading at a 6th grade level, if that, and they're math scores are low also. I am a former student with kids in this school.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
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

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
8%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
4%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
28%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
17%

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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
25%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
23%
Social Studies

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
27%
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 Students23%
Female18%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female36%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female55%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

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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

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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ACT participation

79%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

>95%


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 92% 69%
Multiracial 4% 2%
American Indian 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 6%
African-American 0% 18%
Asian N/A 3%
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 52%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Michele Derenzy
Fax number
  • (231) 544-2903

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8190 West State St
Central Lake, MI 49622
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