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Annapolis High School

Public | 9-12 | 853 students

 

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Posted April 11, 2014

As a student, I can honestly say that Annapolis is one of the best schools around. We have great music & art programs, our business and classes to help you with life are really helpful and worthwhile. The curriculum is really good too. The history classes are really interesting, along with the English. There's AP classes in multiple subjects. Not only does the school offer all of that, but the teacher's and staff are some of the coolest, most helpful people I've been around. They care about you as an individual, where you're going in life, and if you're going to make it. The school is honestly the best & I hope it stays that way for another 50 years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2014

Before I enrolled my kids in District #7 in 2010 their grades were poor. They came to the district and arisen academically, both of my kids were in NJHS, which at their old school this was not even an option. After attending OW Best, they went to Annapolis and got Silver & Gold Honor Roll each trimester. The teachers are very supportive, are good with one on one time, and actually care about the grades. I'm glad to say that my children are going to the district that I attended and excelled in. I love Annapolis & it forever has a good reputation in my book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

This school is honestly the best, the staff tries so hard to help the students learn, as long as the students try & learn themselves and that's what I love.


Posted June 8, 2013

I am currently attending Annapolis High School. When I first came to the school, due to outside issues, my grades were not the best. The staff thankfully understood and helped me, if I needed it. As of now, I am on the Honors track, in programs, and, in my opinion, I am successful. The teachers are very caring, and they wish for the best for their students. Some students (not including myself) find that some of the teachers grade on a harder level, but they only wish to prepare their students for what lies ahead of them. The school dress code is a bit extreme, but it is well manageable by students willing to listen. The principal is more than willing to help, should a problem occur. The activities that the school runs is quite impressive and appreciated. The only flaws that can be seen as a problem are the strictness of the dress code and the students who are unwilling to put in their full effort.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2013

This school is horrible. The teachers only care about getting paid and themselves. As a student at AHS I struggled, I was always asking for help from the teachers but they would never help. They would say look it up in your book or ask a student. I would ask to come before school or skip lunch for extra help but they would say they were busy. when I would go late to practice after school to get help they always rushed me out of the classroom and barley helped me. I would stay up past midnight struggling with homework almost every night. I had friends who were scared to go to school because of the way they were treated by other students The students had to do everything on their own. We helped each other learn and stood up for the students that were getting picked on by others. We knew we couldn't depend on staff and teachers who would just stand around and watch kids be bullied. I ended up transferring schools in the middle of my junior year. I was sad to leave all my friends but excited to get out of that school. If you are thinking of placing your child in Annapolis I strongly advise you to do otherwise nothing good will come of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2013

I have had the horrific experience to have to talk with Mr. Brown. I have only talked to him a couple times about my child at Annapolis High on a couple different occasions.. Mr Brown would not let me even speak or finish my sentence. He is very unprofessional. He defended the teachers before I could even finish my sentence, He is only for the teachers and not the kids, I had to ask him nicely can I please finish, I was not done talking. He again interrupted me and said WELL I AM NOT FINISHED TALKING, when he was not even talking at the time. UNBELIEVABLE, CHILDISH, AND SAD! Mr. Brown must have been socially unaccepted as a child or a teen, they tend to be bullies as adults and Mr. Brown is definitely a adult bully. He should be another profession, and not working with children. And my child is in fear of me asking for a meeting knowing after we leave she will be singled out by Mr. brown and Ms. Pat. NO CHILD SHOULD FEEL LIKE THAT PERIOD!!! Mr. Brown should be ashamed of himself but bullies usually have little self confidence so they tend to take it out on the kids. Annapolis staff especially Mr. Brown treats all kids guilty by association, just because they are a child. sick
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Great school for those students that are disadvantage, prides itself with an excellent academic curriculum and overall great teacher involovement regarding the students work performance standards.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2010

I would not recommend this school if your child has any disabilities or mental illness as they will do more harm than good for the child. Also, they do not want these types of children in their school-they only want perfect little angels. They make it very difficult on the parent, too, are very judgmental, and even cruel if you are a Christian. It has been impossible for me to get any cooperation from these people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I have a niece that goes to this school as I have went to this district many years ago. I am concern with the education and policies that the district has set forth for children in the education. I thought that the policies for dress code, absentees, and cheating was not allowed however, It has. I did not know that you can mis most of the year and still pass on the next grade. I also did not know that we as parents can do our childrens work and they get the credit for it. I did not know that your child can dress without a dress code in place. I have thought highly of the school district until my niece can not spell, missed half of the year of school because she don't like school, and time and time again getting her to do her own work instead of her
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

The staff at the hs is as good as there is in the area. The difficulty is students coming to the hs unprepared because they lost interest in the 6-7 grade. Parents in the heights need to accept responsibility for thteir shortcomings in that they do not push education in the home.


Posted September 11, 2007

Good school, teachers are usually very helpful before or after school. Ive read people complaining of the dress code, however, compared to others that use uniforms, you cant complain
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2007

I agree with the school going overboard with the rules. I understand rules have to be implemented, however, I believe the punishment shouldn t be so extreme.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

I understand there has to be rules, but they really go overboard. The academic programming is ok. The teachers aren't the greatest. I don't have a problem child in school either. They need to give them some room to be kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

Good Peogram, small classes. Young staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

I disagree with many people on here saying that the school is good.The school does not allow children to be theirselfs.Your not allowed to wear certain things your not allowed to do this.Many of the kids here are stuck up and everyone looks the same.everyone dresses the same and teachers only recognize you if your on sports or others.This school is the worst ever. Dont send your child here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2007

Annapolis needs to be cut some slack. In my experience there, student failure was mostly due to laziness, something faculty is not in control of. Annapolis produces a remarkable amount of prepared students, despite being very average. As a senior in 2002 I managed a 3.5 in all 'honors' classes. Sure, there wasn't enough emphasis put on science and they had recent graduates teaching classes they knew nothing about, but at least they made attempts to offer a competetive curriculum! They have room for improvement, but we can't expect this under funded bedroom district to be perfect. Despite their flaws, every member on my family(myself included)has graduated from college and my friends have gone on to be medical students, engineers and mid level management.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 26, 2007

I have a daughter that attends this school and pleads with me not to send her brothers there. She is an honor student and is involved in different clubs there but still hates the school. A lot of the head staff are rude and many of the school activities are unorganized. I can't wait to get my children out of this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2007

Annapolis can be a great experience. My son is doing very well there. In my opinion, this school offers a lot to the interested student and for the most part can challenge every student to be their best. The school is small and offers many opportunities not available in the bigger schools. Many of sports programs are good (Wrestling, Baseball, Track for instance) Football and Basketball have a ways to go to be competitive. I would give it a B- over all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

Annapolis is an underrated school for the most part. While they are lagging in science they are wonderful in all the other subject areas. I graduated from Annapolis in 2003 and went to be a very sucessful college student and will graduate in the fall from Wayne State. I think I was on pace or better than most students at my college. My brother also attended Annapolis is doing very well for himself as an engineer. My cousin attended Annapolis and is currently a highly-respected doctor.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 22, 2006

The main complaint that I have with Annapolis is that if a student is having trouble keeping up with his/her school work, they are just left behind. I feel that the teachers and staff do not care about the students who may need extra help. When I attended Annapolis 86-88, they had 'track' classes which were taught differently according to student abilities. They do not have those classes any longer. My son, who has A.D.D. attended there and failed almost all of his classes. He now goes to Cambridge High (alternative ed.) in Garden City and is on the honor roll.
—Submitted by a parent


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Social Studies

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

348 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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2011

 
 
18%
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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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
16%
Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

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 Students23%
Female12%
Male36%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students25%
Female17%
Male34%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students35%
Female25%
Male47%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female48%
Male41%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
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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ACT participation

100%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

81%


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 67% 69%
African-American 24% 18%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 64%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Special education

Arts & music

Visual arts
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  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 2:44 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dan Scott
Fax number
  • (313) 278-1238

Programs

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  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
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Sports

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

Arts & music

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  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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4650 Clippert Street
Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
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