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Edsel Ford High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1441 students

 

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Posted June 1, 2012

The best best school ever, I love it. Everyone is nice and teachers are very nice plus the security guards their are really nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2011

My son goes to Edsel and he is in 9th grade he loves it and he connects with the teachers great. The principal is great and connects with the students great. i haven't had a problem with bullying and that is a main problem in High School. I love this school and the teachers in it. All the teachers are great and know how to really connect with the kids. The 9th grade teachers really help the 9th graders with everything. Out of all the schools in Dearborn, my honest opinion is Edsel Ford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2011

My two kids both went to Edsel and wound up in good colleges, so I have no complaints. The current principal has been a real breath of fresh air for this school. A lot of the problems here date back to Dearborn's abortive 'school of choice' program, so Dearborn High two miles away, in a relatively more affluent area, recruited away most of the good athletes and performing arts students. That's stopped now, and it sure is funny how much more competent Edsel's coaches and instructors seem now that they have more talent to work with. I know, you may think that how good the sports teams or the school play are is silly stuff, but things like that are the front porch of your school, the most public part of it, and if they're terrible, it reflects on your whole shool. Dearborn is a unique community with a lot of Middle Eastern immigrants; the school itself is like a United Nations. Edsel reflects that. I think the new principal has brought in an honest effort at excellence here. The one problem I see here is lack of parental involvement -- the booster club and the PTA and other activities have pitifully small numbers of parents involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2011

The school is very unorganized and i have sometimes felt that it is not a "real" school because it is missing so many things that makes a high school feel like high school, there are no pep rallys or homecoming parades and most of the students hate the school and there is a lot of racism and the building is very old and falling apart. The principal is really good but this school needs a lot of change. The sports are ok and the performing arts are good but are starting to fall apart due to budget cuts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2010

I have had good experiences with the principal. he was my daughter's principal in middle school and then came over with her when she came into high school. He has always been a very sensible man and the students best interests are always his top priority. he frequently stops my daughter in the hall to check in with her to get her feedback on how things are going. She tells him the truth and on certain occasions he has come to her classes to address certain students on their behavior. He has his hands full there, no doubt about it but he is doing a very well job:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2010

Despite what many parents say, Edsel Ford is actually a great school. The students at Edsel, for the most part, get a long very well. I have learned so much at Edsel Ford academically. The school spirit is also great, especially at football games. The current principal is a good role model for the students that attend EFHS. While not all teachers are the greatest, most teachers are good and connect with the students. Out of the other 3 or so high schools in Dearborn(FHS, DHS, and DC), I think Edsel is the best high school for me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2010

teachers do put effort and what other parents say about edsel ford(bad things) u can go ahead and say all things u hate edsel ford but everyone else knows that edsel is the best and it's based on results
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2010

Edsel's Percentage of students Graduating and going off to college is very low. The teachers dont put any effort to help my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

very unorganized, and poor hygene
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2008

As a student, when I moved to the area near Edsel Ford, I not only found how welcoming the community was, but how evident the school spirt was as well. The staff is friendly, and security is all over the place, which makes me rest assured that safety is evident.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2007

Edsel Ford is a very excellet school. Not only that it is fun it also has many different classes to choose from.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2007

Despite a very diverse population and many ESL students Edsel has a very strong language arts program that includes an optional humanities program, honors classes, and an AP program. The social studies program is also very competitive offering AP classes in European History as well American History and government. Math and science scores are competitive with the other Dearborn schools as well. The band and choir programs routinely turn in high marks at festivals and competitions. Athletically, there aren't many sports that aren't offered, especially for girls with sports such as gymnastics and field hockey. Lastly, the administration is top-notch. The current principal has served longer than any other administrator in the history of the school. The assistants principals are hands-on and competent in their everyday activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2006

I thought this school was a pretty decent school. Consdiring there are worse schools in the area.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 3, 2006

The environment at the school isn't suitable. School spirit is NOT adequete for all of the student body. Principal Has LOST control or is a willing participant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2005

There are only 6 hours and it could be 7. The students are missing out on electives with only 6 classes per term and so many program course requirements.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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29%

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2011

 
 
23%
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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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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24%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

262 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%

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 Students24%
Female16%
Male29%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities25%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students23%
Female19%
Male25%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female44%
Male47%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners11%
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%
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55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

96%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

80%


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 87% 69%
African-American 8% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 53%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Scott Casebolt
Fax number
  • (313) 827-1505

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20601 Rotunda Dr
Dearborn, MI 48124
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