Ratings

GreatSchools Rating

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

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Rating Breakdown
Test score rating7
Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.
College readiness rating7
College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond. 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.
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State Rating

The Michigan School Accountability Scorecard is the state's school accountability rating. Ratings are based on test scores, student academic growth, graduation rates, attendance rates, educator evaluations, and compliance with state law. The Michigan School Accountability Scorecard uses a five-color coded system (Green, Lime, Yellow, Orange, and Red) to indicate the performance of schools. Green is highest and indicates that most of the goals were met for a school, while red is lowest and indicates that few objectives were met at a school.

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Facts (and fiction) about school test scores

They're never the whole story, but test scores do offer important information about a school. If you know how to dig deeper.


Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)


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Social Studies

About the test

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

Michigan Merit Exam (MME)


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Math

Reading

Science

Social Studies

Writing

About the test

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


College readiness

AP courses and testing

  This school
Students taking AP courses 18%
Source: See notes

Where 2011-2012 graduates go after high school

  Percent of students State average
Attending a 4-year institution 31% 37%
Attending a 2-year institution 14% 24%
Attending any higher learning institution 45% 61%
Source: See notes

Graduates starting college

  This school State average
Graduates who need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills 37% 28%
Students who complete the 1st year of college (24 credits) on time 30% 31%
Source: See notes

Sources

AP courses and testing Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012
Where 2011-2012 graduates go after high school Excellent Schools Detroit, 2012-2013
Graduates starting college Excellent Schools Detroit, 2012-2013