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.
College readiness rating2
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.
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 ClimateD
Academic StatusF
Academic ProgressB
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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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)


Showing results for all students

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)


Showing results for all students

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

Source: See notes

College entrance testing

Average ACT score (1-36 scale)
14
This school's average
20
State average
Source: See notes

The ACT

Source: See notes

Where graduates go after high school

  Percent of students State average
Attending a 4-year institution 19% 37%
Attending a 2-year institution 25% 24%
Attending any higher learning institution 44% 61%
Source: See notes

Graduates starting college

  This school State average
Graduates who need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills 66% 28%
Students who complete the 1st year of college (24 credits) on time 14% 31%
Source: See notes

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.

Overall score (out of 5)
1
Source: See notes

5 Categories

  Score out of 100
Effective Leaders 15
Collaborative Teachers 9
Involved Families 29
Supportive Environment 29
Ambitious Instruction 39
Source: See notes

Ambitious Instruction

Sub-category Score out of 100
Quality of Student Discussion 2
Math Instruction 68
English Instruction 43
Course Clarity 43
Source: See notes

Effective leaders

Sub-category Score out of 100
Principal Instructional Leadership 7
Program Coherence 9
Teacher Influence 23
Teacher-Principal Trust 19
Source: See notes

Collaborative Teachers

Sub-category Score out of 100
Collective Responsibility 16
School Commitment 10
Quality Professional Development 1
Teacher-Teacher Trust 9
Source: See notes

Supportive Environment

Sub-category Score out of 100
Safety 23
Academic Personalism 38
Academic Press 33
Peer Support for Academic Work 42
Student-Teacher Trust 37
Source: See notes

Involved Families

Sub-category Score out of 100
Outreach to Parents 38
Human and Social Resources in the Community 22
Teacher-Parent Trust 33
Source: See notes

Survey participation

Respondent group Number
Students 584
Teachers 32
Source: See notes

Sources

AP courses and testing Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012
College entrance testing MI Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
The ACT MI Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Where graduates go after high school Excellent Schools Detroit, 2012-2013
Graduates starting college Excellent Schools Detroit, 2012-2013
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