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Coldwater High School

Public | 9-12 | 859 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2011

I already submitted a review in my last messagem but was sent an email message to verify my email address! ...so here it is again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

I have put 4 children through CHS, LMS, and Max Larsen\Edison. The youngest is now a Junior. I've seen it all! I am very proud to say they all received a great education and have done very well at their respective universities. They have participated in band, YIG, student goverment, sports, etc., the opportunties are there if you take advantage of them. My kids are all unique indivuals and the school met their needs. My stepson graduated from Quincy, and you know, they aren't a perfect as all their PR would lead you to believe, every school faces problems and challenges. A school can only be as good as YOU make it. Also,I think Mr. Milnes is a great Principal. GO CARDINALS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

I am a parent of a Senior and a Freshman at Coldwater High School. I have been very happy with our public schools and am pleased with the quality education our children have received. Our Senior is headed to Saint Mary's at Notre Dame! Thank you Coldwater Public Schools for your continued dedication!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

I am currently attending CHS, however I'm heavily considering switching to Pansophia. I'm a lover of sports, but i'm a fatty. I can't make the teams at CHS, but I do have skill, coach Petzko even said I was a better shooter than most kids he was keeping, and most my friends on the team knew I was better that most people on the team. They even tried to get me to try out my sophomore year. However, that's irregardless. I have had many great teachers so far at CHS. Jayme Spray was even one of my references for a job applications.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2006

There are honors classes and AP classes available to students, music, choir, art, shop, sports (pay to play though), and extracurricular activities. Our child was very active in soccer and their program has been very bad for this sport. The current coach is better, but it was a major disappointment to our family. Parent involvement, in my opinion, is low. The same few parents do everything. This is not because of the school officials or teachers, it is due to the attitude of the community toward education. Foreign language was also a disappointment. Only two years of spanish in high school is available. The most relevant language to our country and kids can only get two years (nothing in Middle school). The teachers though are committed and involved with kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

I'm sorry to say this about coldwater but i never here anything good about coldwater. my nephew moved to coldwater from quincy and he said that he said a lot of the things he learned in the seventh grade he was learning in the eighth grade in coldwater.and that is why he is going back to quincy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

I went to Coldwater High School for four years, I graduated in 2004. I am proud to have gone to Coldwater, its my home school. The only problem I have is that the money distributed out to extracurricular programs is unfair. My sophmore year of high school I was on the varsity bowling team. We went all the way to the state conference, and placed first in all of Michigan. From the school we recieved a nice little announcement congradulating us, and that was all. All three years that the program was intact at CHS, we never recieved any support of any kind. We had a good program, that was actually successful. I just wish that CHS would be more willing to reach out to other programs, instead of just football, baseball, basketball and track. A quick thanks for actually accepting soccer!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 14, 2004

I an pretty impressed with the Coldwater School District overall performance. My children have a better education and curriculum is harder than what they had in Quincy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2004

Coldwater High School is a comprehensive high school that strives to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students. The instructional leader fully understands adolescent development and this is transformed into the on-going curriculum revisions at all levels. The teachers have made a genuine commitment to teach all students and their dedication is relfected in students' success at CHS. The environment at CHS is welcoming, safe, and a happy place for all teens!
—Submitted by a parent


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Social Studies

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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28%

2013

 
 
28%

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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

193 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%
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 Students24%
Female25%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities25%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female63%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female31%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students33%
Female33%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female60%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners6%
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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55%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

95%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

80%


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 89% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
African-American 0% 18%
American Indian 0% 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 54%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Legg Middle School
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Special education / special needs

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 2:45
School Leader's name
  • William Milnes
Fax number
  • (517) 278-2475

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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275 North Fremont Street
Coldwater, MI 49036
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