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 rating1
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.
Student growth rating1
Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more. This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.
Methodology
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Excellent Schools Detroit Rating

The Excellent Schools Detroit Scorecard is a tool that recommends where Detroit parents should send their children to school and is based on test scores, student academic growth, student and teacher surveys, and other indicators of student success. It compares schools across the Detroit area, where the highest rated schools in the city receive an A+ and the lowest an F. Excellent Schools Detroit recommends parents and students select schools graded C+ or better or "promising."

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Rating Breakdown
School ClimateB
Academic StatusF
Academic ProgressF
Methodology
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Red

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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Dig deeper

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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.


Climate

Schools that are well organized, safe, and supportive are much more likely to be successful.

5Essentials Survey

5Essentials is a survey measuring what students and teachers think and feel about the school. Research shows that schools strong on 3 or more of the 5 essentials are ten times more likely to improve student learning than schools weak on the 5 essentials.

  Score out of 5
Overall improvement score 3
Source: See notes

5 Categories

  Score out of 100
Effective Leaders 50
Collaborative Teachers 49
Involved Families 38
Supportive Environment 58
Ambitious Instruction 74
Source: See notes

Ambitious Instruction

Sub-category Score out of 100
Quality of Student Discussion 47
Math Instruction 79
English Instruction 98
Course Clarity 73
Source: See notes

Effective leaders

Sub-category Score out of 100
Principal Instructional Leadership 57
Program Coherence 46
Teacher Influence 23
Teacher-Principal Trust 72
Source: See notes

Collaborative Teachers

Sub-category Score out of 100
Collective Responsibility 48
School Commitment 34
Quality Professional Development 48
Teacher-Teacher Trust 67
Source: See notes

Supportive Environment

Sub-category Score out of 100
Safety 16
Academic Personalism 57
Academic Press 61
Peer Support for Academic Work 99
Student-Teacher Trust 56
Source: See notes

Involved Families

Sub-category Score out of 100
Outreach to Parents 65
Human and Social Resources in the Community 37
Teacher-Parent Trust 50
Source: See notes

Survey participation

Respondent group Number
Students 192
Teachers 21
Source: See notes

Sources

5Essentials Survey Excellent Schools Detroit, 2012-2013
5 Categories Excellent Schools Detroit, 2012-2013
Ambitious Instruction Excellent Schools Detroit, 2012-2013
Effective leaders Excellent Schools Detroit, 2012-2013
Collaborative Teachers Excellent Schools Detroit, 2012-2013
Supportive Environment Excellent Schools Detroit, 2012-2013
Involved Families Excellent Schools Detroit, 2012-2013
Survey participation Excellent Schools Detroit, 2012-2013