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Big Bay De Noc School

Public | PK-12 & ungraded | 242 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

Great rural school with smaller class room sizes. Full sports program without the pay to play like other schools have. All the offerings of lager schools with out the big school problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2011

Excellent school overall. The Administration is very helpful and genuinely care for the kids. The teachers are for the most part top notch with few exceptions. Communication between the school and the parents is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

The student/teacher ratio is great. Many of the teachers or very good. Unfortunately, funding is a primary concern as are many smaller schools in Michigan. This underfunding cuts to the bones any extracurricular activities. However, parents are quite involved and safety and disipline is doing ok with the transfer of administration more will be known as we go along. Overall it is a good solid school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2003

Very good parent teacher communication. Very good teacher student communication and help.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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 45% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
45%
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 45% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
0%
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 42% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
53%
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 39% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
28%
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 35% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
6%
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

Social Studies

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
21%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%
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 Students8%
Female8%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White11%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students12%
Female17%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students37%
Female23%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students31%
Female33%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
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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55%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

>95%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

3 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 77% 69%
American Indian 11% 1%
Multiracial 11% 2%
African-American N/A 18%
Asian 0% 3%
Hispanic 0% 6%
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 60%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Deedee Thill
Fax number
  • (906) 644-2615

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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