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Clintondale High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 526 students

 
 

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Posted July 31, 2014

Where so I get started with this school? First, they are running low on money and personally I think they wouldn't be running so low if they didn't fund so much into football, cheerleading and basketball. Second, some of the sports and other programs it says they have on this website are lies. They don't have a dance team, golf team, swimming team, tennis team, and they do not teach German and French. The students there are the worst. There are fights and drugs being brought into the school. People are always stealing electronics there. A lot of unknown bullying goes on at this school. Rude and disrespectful staff members. Many kids skipping classes and nobody doing anything about it. It's a very dirty school since they had to do budget cuts and now they only have 2 janitors. I'll admit there are some good teachers who genuinely care. But there are also some bad ones who you can tell are only there for the check. I would not advice anyone to go to this school.


Posted August 12, 2013

my school may be small but that is what makes it great, the teachers know every one. i used to go to a big school and i did not know half the teachers. but in clintondale the teachers all know who you are. our events are made for the students, not for what people think we need, but for what we want and need. our school cares about the students and that is what i think schools should be. how can a place help us learn if they don't care. i am happy to say in my school i don't need to worry about that
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2013

WOW where do I start with the wonderful things that are going on at this school. I know that a few years ago Clintondale High School became the first "flipped" school in the country. They have now become the models for many other schools. They have been written about in the USA Today, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. Their principal (Greg Green) was even interviewed on CNN. A lot has chanced over the past few years and most of it for the good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

SCHOOL OF CHOICE WHY WOULD YOU SEND YOUR KIDS TO CLINTONDALE .TEST SCORES ARE AT THE BOTTOM.NO MONEY VERY FEW CHOICES IN CLASSES .VERY FEW GOOD TEACHERS THAT CARE.THIS SCHOOL SHOULD BE CLOSED.TAKE IT FROM A PARENT WHO WENT THERE.THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2011

I moved to this school on my senior year after attending a private school over seas. I'm very displeased with the quality of education at this school. It's a joke to be honest. Text books are easily 10 years out of date, facilities are worn out, and the technological center ( computer lab) do not even have working computers. This school is at least behind 3 years in education meaning they are teaching seniors what sophomores should be learning. If you want your children to fail in the future then by all means send them to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2011

I am very pleased with the education at the High School as compared to schools from around the area. The teachers are thoughtful and connect with the students. The fighting that does occur is equal to the other High Schools in the area. I am thankful to the schools extra efforts to help students be able to graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

Great small school with small town feel. Very please with all experiences we've had over the last 7 years. Looking forward 6 more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

i attend clintondale high scool and ok i know people say that clintondale is a bad school but it is just ignorance and students there that complain about the school are just are stupid and need to think what they are actually going to do with their lives and try working together. i believe that if we believe in each other we can make clintondale a better school for everybody.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

I have had 3 children in Clintondale with 2 of them graduating from there. I am looking into school of choice now. I get very frustrated with the 'free days' or movie days. I think they should spend more time teaching, and teaching things such as banking, filling out applications, interviews, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

This school is not as horrible as everyone says. My children are doing quite well there. They are smart and active in the school. I am also active with the school. I think most of the problem is the lack of parent envolement with the school and with their children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

this school is horrible. they had fights and a lock down on the same day. i called my mom in tears. becausei was so terrified.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2008

This Is A Great School I Love My Child Going To Clintondale High School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2008

I go to Clintondale. Yes, there are bad students, yes there is a lack of money, yes there is not much choice in classes. Even so, Clintondale is a good school. The teachers are awesome. They care a lot and will try to help you in any way they can. Clintondale is a very close knit school. As cliche as it sounds, we are one big family. If a student does'nt do well, they only have themselves to blame.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2008

Full of delinquents that don't care about the school, the faculty, or the students who go there that actually want to learn. My child is there to learn but can't because of constant class disruptions due to insubordinate students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

I graduated from this school in 2003, and I have to say that I had a wonderful experience. The teachers in this school district were very caring and attentive. The scores on my MEAP test allowed me to get a scholarship towards college. I know have a Bachelor's degree.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

I am a parent of a ninth grader this year and I have to say that I am very pleased with the structure and how well kept the school is ran. The teachers are caring and they show great concern for the students.I feel a sense of ease dropping my daughter off every morning knowing that she's in good hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

Clintondale's less-than-impressive academic curriculum isn't so much the result of poor performance on the part of teachers or administrators, rather, the main blame must go to the students. A vast majority of Clintondale students are lazy and do not seek challenging courses. This lack of mental curiosity has resulted in cut-backs of certain programs, most noticeably in Language courses. Low morale for the school is prevalent through almost all students, who are mostly concerned about the dress-code and proms rather than the quality of their education. The student body's lack of interest in their education negatively affects the few who are, as it makes it economically reckless to continue to fund advanced classes with only 5 or 6 students. The administration dumbs-down the curriculum to accommodate the student body. The school has always championed its sports and music arts achievements, which, unfortunately, are the only things the school can brag about.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2005

Clintondale has a problem with putting too much money into their sports programs instead of recognizing actual intellectual programs. When the bond issue came up this year and we got the grant they decided to put down a new gym floor that was just re-done a couple years ago instead of re-doing the auditorium stage which is in need of re-surfacing. Many of these students dis-respect the teachers and interrupt the classroom, instead of the teachers punishing these kids they just let them go on because they are too scared as to what might happen to them.I currently attend Clintondale and have since kindergarden. I only wish that I would've had the opportunity to transfer schools in high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2005

Clintondale High School has its good and poor qualities. The best thing about the school is the performing arts. Our bands, choir, and drama programs have received numerous awards. I feel that the safety and discipline actions are not very high, the school has a reputation for being a 'rough' school. The school doesn't offer high academic classes, such as Calculus or any other foriegn languages other than Spanish. Clintondale does not offer a guy's tennis team. I believe that students at Clintondale can't grow to their full potential.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2005

Although some Advanced courses are offered, class subject diversity doesn't exist. Curriculum is boring, and class pace is slow. Dropout rate is high, as well as those who move to other schools. The environment is very entrenched with low-middle income individuals who feel 'hopeless' yet do not have the programs available to them to help them out of that pattern we know so well. Considering the size of the district, the area it covers, and what it is comprised of, I'm surprised it (and Fraser HS) have yet to be assimilated into one of the larger districts. This should be done, as it would expand programs, funding, accountability, and give a real cha.nce to those in the area. I attended this district grades 5-12 and school-of-choice didn't exist until my junior year so I didn't have a chance at a better environment somewhere better. Poor morale, hostile environment.
—Submitted by a former 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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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11%

2013

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
9%
Social Studies

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
21%
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 Students6%
Female8%
Male3%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female33%
Male24%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students5%
Female7%
Male3%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students16%
Female18%
Male14%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students22%
Female38%
Male8%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities26%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

95%

Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

91%


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
African-American 70% 18%
White 23% 69%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian N/A 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 81%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mr. Gregory Green
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  • (586) 790-7645

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35200 Little Mack Ave
Clinton Township, MI 48035
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Phone: (586) 791-6300

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