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Clare High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 456 students

 
 

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Posted January 21, 2011

The teachers won't acknowledge you unless you play a sport or or a kid of a teacher. You will be ignored if your aren't pretty. It is the worst school I have ever been to. I would rate this lower if I could.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2009

Clare School provides the best education possible in the district. It is the best school in the conference in sports. It consistently does better on standardized tests then any other school. Apart from the principal it is amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2004

As a former student and parent I can tell you this district is below average. This school is very 'clicky'. If you fit the mold the teachers are more than willing to help. If you are something other than what is ideal you are outcasted not only by the other students but by a majority of the staff also. The principle is only worried about keeping graduation rates up therefore he pushed any student that the system has failed to the Alternative school across town which allows the school to maintain not only a high graduation rate but an elevated one. In addition, Sports are a joke if you aren't a well to do (ie. doctor, lawyer, business owner or teachers child) you aren't allowed to play. In other words, Sport participation aren't based on talent but on status. I moved away from this district to allow my children a equal chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

I do not think this is a great school. The curriculum could have been much better, and the teachers more attentive.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 8, 2004

Clare is the best school I have went to. The teachers help me all the time and they got me to graduation. I am so glad I went to Clare High School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 16, 2003

This is a great school. The students excel in both academics and athletics. It's not too big, but not too small and most of the students are very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%
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 Students26%
Female27%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female63%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female34%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female46%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female58%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities60%
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

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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

96%

Average ACT score

20

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 96% 69%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
African-American 0% 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 34%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Lee Turner
Fax number
  • (989) 386-1236

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306 Schoolcrest Ave
Clare, MI 48617
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Phone: (989) 386-7789

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