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Charlotte Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 867 students

 
 

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Posted May 14, 2013

My experience in this school system with 3 kids going through has been that they are all about sports, The SkyPort website Parent / Student access is a great theory if teachers would keep up with it. Too much emphasis was put on the ipads without forethought of how students would really use them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

This was my daughter's first year at Charlotte High School. Overall, it has been an outstanding experience for my daughter. She was able to be involved in many different extra curricular activities. She truly enjoyed her teachers. In addition, I enjoyed being involved in my student's education. Her English 9 teacher (Brown) invited me on several occasions to participate in activities that were going on in the classroom. Finally, the CPAC offers many different events and performers. I have enjoyed going to the concerts and plays, especially 'Arsenic and Old Lace'. This is a top-notch school. It has made my daughter's freshmen year a positve experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

I'm a part of this school system right about now. The teachers are not easy to communicate with. Kids don't learn their subjects as they should. Drugs have a huge influence on our lives. Whether we do them or not, you will always hear about them and they will be a part of your life. Kids will judge you if you don't do things right. Its either your loved or hated. Not too many 'in betweens' But overall, Its not a terrible school. You have the good times, and bad times. In the end they prepare you for the real thing; life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2008

Charlotte High school is unique and focused on mainly sports. Charlotte developed the ZAP policy so every student turns in every assignment, if they do not they then report to ZAP Lab, if the student does not attend they are to receive a Saturday school, which is not always forced. This school also has a high percentage of problems including, alcohol, drugs, and pregnancy. But, it is also found in the Middle school. The sports are highly praised, without them we would not be heard of.The music program is amazing, yet unapretiated. Dr. Gary T. Sullivan has excelled with his teaching. The marching band received all I's at a district festival. While during concert season The Jazz Ensamble and the Symphony band won 1st place in their divisions while the Concert band received 2nd place in their divisions. If your student is musically/athletically inclined Charlotte is the place for them.=D
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2008

Safety and discipline here are quite poor in fact. There's wide spread drug and alcohol use, not only on campus, but at extracurricular functions as well. Although there's tons of opportunities to excel because Charlotte IS a small town, the high school can only be what your student makes of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2008

Safety and discipline poor. Wide spread drug and alcohol use on campus and at extracurricular functions. Most recently - ski trip issues for alcohol use. Administration has lack of control. Middle school is even worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

this school is great good teachers and service plus it is very clean
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2007

This school has a high regard for music and has not only put its efforts in teaching but it's finances as well. On the academic side, it needs work. I agree the set up allows for students to be comfortable and not want to excel. This school alone is not great for college prep. Teachers speak of communication, however it is difficult for you to communicate with them and they are not strong on accountability, for themselves or for the students. This is a statement of average, a few great, above great teachers are Zonyke, Borsheim, C. Kaiser, Moran and Toth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

Charlotte High School is a great school. The teachers get it done, while it is up to the students to get their work done on time. The sports in this town do get out of hand but not as much as others think. I went through this school and found it to be a fantastic school for both education and athletics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2006

This school is mainly focused on one subject; sports. I find that there is far too much emphasis on sports in this community and not nearly enough on fine arts. Gary t. Sullivan, a miraculous musician and teacher works very hard at developing the musical abilities of his students. Due to his efforts, charlotte has a reputation of a prestigious band program. However, due to the lack of support and poor middle school musical education, their reputation is slipping. Why? I believe that this is due to the sports oriented nature of this school system. Artistic talents are far more amazing than the ability to throw a ball around and tackle others in an 'organized' manner. If something is not done soon, there will no longer be an artistic department in these schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2006

My 2 children went through the Charlotte Public School system.I feel the high school curriculum does not prepare the students for college.There are not enough AP classes offered and prepared teachers to teach them. The foreign language classes are inadequate with not enough languages offered. We coached our children to make the most of the situation and go the extra mile in order to get into a decent university. The high school counselors do not help the students as they should. It seems only the trouble maker students are addressed. Information is not at a premium for scholarship opportunities. There is too much emphasis on the alternative ed students. There is way too much emphasis on sports and this is sad because for most students, the sports end after high school. Education is needed and it is lacking and it seems as though the parents don't care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2005

This is a great oppertunity for thoes who want a little more in their education. We offer many Extra Curricular activities and oppertunities for involvment in your school. Band and Choir are great 6 of 7 of my kids have gone throught he programs for all four years of their HS years. They said it was great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

Charlotte is just like its town: old, hillbilly-like, and just a small town culture. The school runs on a four class schedule that goes by semester, unlike any other high schools scheduling. While they think this helps the students, this actually allows them to become more lazy only having four classes with homework if that. The diversity among the students is unnoticed, because there just about isnt any, both racially and mentally.
—Submitted by a 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.
Social Studies

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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26%
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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 2014.

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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21%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

2013

 
 
46%

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47%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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25%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
23%
Social Studies

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
38%
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 Students21%
Female16%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students25%
Female16%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students42%
Female32%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students38%
Female43%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities41%
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

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

85%


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 93% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 38%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • William Barnes
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378 State St
Charlotte, MI 48813
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