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Fordson High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2314 students

 

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Posted July 29, 2013

Very unprofessional, if a student needs help the staff will help just for a moment and leave, no help is there? but if you go after school tutoring it's a jungle. Rates in testing and student activity is horrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2012

I attended Fordson and my daughter is now there to be honest I am now looking for a home and it must be in the Fordson area. I have another 3 kids that I want to go to Fordson. Its a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2011

Hi im Hassan Elghoul i graduated from fordson in 2009 and honestly it was fordson is the best school! Theres alot of good memories i had i miss fordson and i still remember my first day in 2005 when i was a freshmen my first class i ever had at fordson was a art class in room F 204. With mr bazzi. So over all fordson is my favorite school i met lots of nice folks there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2010

the school is 95% arabic - mainly lebonese poor admisinstration, no opportunities, overcrownded dispikable its unfortuanate that this once marvel is now a trash heap
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 13, 2010

I'm a student in Fordson and it's not as good as I expected. Teachers don't really care if you do your work or not. Also, the schools is very unorganized and doesn't know how to deal correctly with different problems and situations.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2009

At our school we are over populated but you wouldn't notice it with all the talent and potential our students have. We come together in sporting events. We have such a great architectural building. We have a great football team and other sport teams.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

I was a student at this school and its a really good school to go to
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2009

It is a great school where kids ccan have fun, and work hard at the same time. Fordson also has great teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2008

Fordon is one of the best schools. I am a Fordson graduate. We have great teachers who are willing to help out students. When i was in high school i used see college students coming back to their old teachers for help. It shows that they really care. The principle is strict but he has good policies that will bring more order to the school. Many of the students are very smart. I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2008

Fordson High School is a great school. Lots of staff members really work hard in turning around the school. Staff meetings always take place and suggestions for improving the school are made. The school has improved enormously. Ask the teachers how many times they see their students who have graduated and became doctors and such. Also, you don't always need literature to post a response. Just an opinion and a hint of logic.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

Fordson High School is one of the best schools in Michigan. Great teachers who are helping our childerns' to learn. However, every school has clowens but Fordson has high number of students. Infact, Mr. Fadlallah flipt the school 180 decrease. He is trying hard to make it a good school with his strick rules. anyways im a student from fordson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

It is a horrible school. I attend it, and have one more year to go after I finish my current year. To show how uneducated the school actually is, look at how the person below me tried explaining how smart the school is. Not the best use of literature.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2008

one of the best high schools in the state of michigan and top 10 in the US....


Posted September 13, 2007

Wow best school ever.. people are great. If u want a highschool memory go there. A really fun an a good educated school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2007

This school is just like any other, it has a couple of children who mess around but all around this school has a great education system. three generations of my family has graduated from Fordson and hopefully more to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2007

It's not really a school environment, and simply by looking at the test scores you'll find FHS to be below all State averages, lowest among all other High Schools in the city. This was not always the case, but it started when a new administration took over under Mr.Fadlallah . The previous administration really had a grip on things, as FHS was a pleasant learning environment. By the way, I am of middle eastern descent and has nothing personal against Mr. Fadlallah's ethnic background. I recommend the replacement of this administration with one that really encourages students to learn and stay in school instead of discouraging them with intimidation and fear tactics. If the future of your children is important to you, you need to join me in demanding a change; just take a look at the sad test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

I have two children currently at Fordson , and one who is a Fordson Graduate.... I am very disappointed at the leadership currently in the school , the school is run like a prison camp and they take very little interest in what the parent or student has to say, for example they had put my child in a advanced math class by mistake, I made several phone calls and kept getting pushed from the counselor to the assistant principal, who by the way never called me back after my several calls. As a result my child was kept in advanced math not one but two semesters and failed both, this is just one example, it's like they really don't care. The principal is doing a very poor job the school has gone down hill. When Paul Smith was principal things got done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

Fordson High School is a really nice and fun school to be in. That does not mean partieing and having fun is wat we do here but we also learn and the learning here is strict. Mr.Fadlallah(principal) is such a nice yet strict principal but he makes rules to help us. Fordson High School is the high school that i encourage your child to go to.
—Submitted by a student


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Grade level

Social Studies

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

627 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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13%

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16%
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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 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
15%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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

19

Graduation rate

84%


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 96% 69%
African-American 2% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian N/A 1%
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 76%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Youssef Mosallam
Fax number
  • (313) 827-1405

Programs

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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13800 Ford Rd
Dearborn, MI 48126
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Phone: (313) 827-1400

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