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Dearborn High School

Public | 9-12 | 1826 students

 

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Posted July 29, 2013

Dearborn High School is one of the best schools, in the city of Dearborn. Dearborn High has a high curriculum of testing. The students that actually need help in special areas are very helpful, they will sit one on one with you & help you through they will not leave your side until you understand the mateiral
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2010

Dearborn high School Provides My child with a great education and healthy enviorment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2010

This School Provides everything for my child to achieve all of her goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Great educational school with lots of opportunities for student achievement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 30, 2006

Dearborn High School provides an excellent education for students of all different abilities. We are very pleased with the education our children are receiving here. Extracurricular programs are exceptional and well supported by the staff and parents. The music and theatre arts program is again excellent with lots of opportunity to perform in various venues. The advanced placement offerings are superior with good outcomes on the National AP exams. Dearborn High has a good vocational program as well as a video program, which has won several National Awards. If you are looking for a school that offers a well rounded education this one is excellent
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Social Studies

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

489 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
33%
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.

410 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

410 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

410 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
23%
Social Studies

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

410 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

410 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%
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 Students30%
Female27%
Male33%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female73%
Male59%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students28%
Female23%
Male32%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students50%
Female43%
Male55%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female75%
Male62%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners27%
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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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

95%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

85%


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 88% 69%
African-American 7% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 44%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Chuck Baughman
Fax number
  • (313) 827-1605

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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19501 Outer Drive
Dearborn, MI 48124
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