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Concord High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 268 students

 

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2014:
Based on 8 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 5, 2014

My school allows my daughter to dual enroll and still take high school classes. The teachers care about her and make sure she gets the attention she deserves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2014

This school is an absolute disaster they have leaks in the roof there is very little student respect for teachers because of there lack of being able to complete there job.. The principal is very far from respectable she bullys students there is Avery high amount of drug and substance abuse in the school disaplinary actions is very minimal. The principle is very disrespectful towards parents insulting there children chastising there children I am disgusted with the way the school is run the way students are treated it is atrocious if I were a parent I would not let my child even walk in to that school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2014

i love our school. The art program rocks! The softball program is also really good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2014

my school is awesome. We have a lot of fun there. Sports are really good there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2014

i am part of the robotics team it is fun i have a great principle and school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2014

Concord schools, in my opinion, are a lot better than my last school. They have pretty great people and I'm glad I switched.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2014

Concord High School has a great cross country and track program, which are only looking to improve in following years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2014

Concord is a great school, our competitive cheer team is the best in the Big 8.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2014

this school gives you a wide choice of things to learn. its a very fun place to be around and everyone one here treats you like family.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2013

This school is absolutely , I haven't experienced the amount of drug use anywhere I had ever gone before this. Don't send to your child here if you value their education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2011

I just stumbled upon this site and was disappointed, but not surprised by some of the comments that were made at the time they were made. I noticed that none of the reviews are very current and am interested in seeing if our image has improved. I graduated from Concord, my children graduated from Concord, and I have been teaching in Concord for over 25 years. I am very proud to be employed by and be a part of the Concord Community Schools and the community. We have had struggles during some of the years I have been here, but I am strongly encouraged by the improvements made recently and am looking forward to more achievements and success in the years ahead. Please share your concerns and praises for our system, we are hear to listen and to learn! Thanks!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2008

This was once a fantasic school with wonderful students, caring teachers and administrators with fore sight to keep the school in high attendance demand & an above the state average on MEAP Scores. Having 2 sons that graduated from Concord in 2002 and 2007, we have seen a tremdous decline in overall values and goals set forth by the current administration & teachers. We maintained an active involvement in our childrens school activities until our youngest graduated in 2007. From 2002 through 2007, the school went through several caring adminstrators & excellant teachers that were either recuited to other schools outside of the district or state or just plain quit due to the current administrator, board & principal. If you are lucky enough to be in a position of choosing another school for your children, I highly recommend it and your children will thank you later.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

In many ways, Concord schools have much potential. However, this potential is rarely realized except by those students who take it upon themselves to go above and beyond the expectations presented to them. There are some truly steller teachers, and there are some that are not. The principals, as a rule, are quite good. The current superintendent leaves much to be desired. As does the school board, for that matter. All in all, I feel that a child _can_ have a good education here if they choose to work and can get past the hurdles that are presented.


Posted March 15, 2006

I am a high school student at Concord, I love all of the people here. Our school is one of the best schools in our Big 8. We have the best teaching staff because they know and care about the students. Our academic program is one of the best becouse they let us choose our own class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2006

Concord has a poor rating when it comes to certain sports and putting girls on them.Like if your not skinny,you won't be able to do cheerleading.It took my mom 6 almost 7 years before my mom got me into special ed.Because Concord doesnt care about they're students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2005

My son attends the high school and I have had nothing but problems with the schools since 6th grade. He has struggled with school for a long time. I have hired a tutor to help him, because the school couldn't help me. He is still having academic problems. He can't go into a special class to receive the help he needs because he doesn't qualify, but he isn't getting what he needs from the school either. I am now faced with - what do I do now and where do I go to get help for my child. I am very unhappy with the education that my child receives from Concord Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2004

I believe Concord High School has a lot of potentinal to excel in this state. The Math program at Concord is something to be desired though. Both of my girls have had problems with math and don't find any help with the teachers that are there. I am not sure how to help them except to get them a tutor so they can excel when they go off to college. The town is great, I was an outsider but have become friends with many people in Concord. If if you give the town a chance it can be a wonderful opportunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2004

Concord has problems with favoring certain kids who have well known last names in the community. They run by treating the kids who have certain last names nice and the other kids unfairly. The academics are terrible and the teachers play favortism with certain students. If you are just moving in the community I suggest having your child attend the CSO instead of the high school. The CSO is an alternative school in Concord were no favortism is played and the kids have a better chance of making it in the real world.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 6, 2004

I attended Concord from 1987-1995. You can expect a lot of the same problems with drugs and alcohol compared with any where else. Your biggest problem is being accepted in the community. This is a small town with a few known status names. The school activities are very limited in the sports sections and community involvement is low when it comes to up-grades for any needed school funding. This is a very sheltered area with low economical growth. On the plus side a child be challenged in the early grades and given plenty of freedom to excell beyond the his/her ('s) grade lvl. Once you hit grades 7 and up you're left to repeat all that past information over again with little build up on your current lvl and no real challenges are offered to make your dream and excel. Teachers and parents can be to blame for this.
—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.

Grade level

Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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17%

2013

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
15%
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 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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:

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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ACT participation

91%

Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

86%


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 5% 6%
African-American 4% 18%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian N/A 3%
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 49%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

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Music
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Media arts
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Language learning

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  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:45 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Cheryl Price
Fax number
  • (517) 524-6196

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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219 Monroe St
Concord, MI 49237
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Phone: (517) 524-8384

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