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Algonac High School

Public | 9-12 | 619 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2010

Although we like the principal and his ideals for a good school, this school falls short. Curriculum development is needed. The curriculum in 9th and 10th grade does not adequately prepare students for IB classes


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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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
32%

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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%
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%
Female20%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female66%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students14%
Female13%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students24%
Female18%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students43%
Female54%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities47%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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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

100%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

92%


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 94% 69%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Asian 0% 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 40%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:35
School end time
  • 2:20
School Leader's name
  • Ryan Melrose
Fax number
  • (810) 794-0040

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • School counslor
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
School leaders can update this information here.

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5200 Taft Road
Clay, MI 48001
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Phone: (810) 794-4911

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