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
The 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 2013-14 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.
Student growth rating3
The 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 the percentage of students making "improvement" or "signficant improvement" according to 2013-14 Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.
College readiness rating5
The 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 2013-14 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13. 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 ClimateA
Academic StatusD
Academic ProgressD
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

Math

Reading

Writing

Math

Reading

Science

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)
15
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 28% 37%
Attending any higher learning institution 36% 61%
Source: See notes

Graduates starting college

  This school State average
Graduates who need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills 52% 28%
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)
4
Source: See notes

5 Categories

  Score out of 100
Effective Leaders 50
Collaborative Teachers 58
Involved Families 63
Supportive Environment 41
Ambitious Instruction 59
Source: See notes

Ambitious Instruction

Sub-category Score out of 100
Quality of Student Discussion 42
Math Instruction 86
English Instruction 69
Course Clarity 40
Source: See notes

Effective leaders

Sub-category Score out of 100
Principal Instructional Leadership 71
Program Coherence 59
Teacher Influence 5
Teacher-Principal Trust 63
Source: See notes

Collaborative Teachers

Sub-category Score out of 100
Collective Responsibility 51
School Commitment 67
Quality Professional Development 77
Teacher-Teacher Trust 36
Source: See notes

Supportive Environment

Sub-category Score out of 100
Safety 31
Academic Personalism 42
Academic Press 29
Peer Support for Academic Work 85
Student-Teacher Trust 41
Source: See notes

Involved Families

Sub-category Score out of 100
Outreach to Parents 75
Human and Social Resources in the Community 54
Teacher-Parent Trust 83
Source: See notes

Survey participation

Respondent group Number
Students 136
Teachers 20
Source: See notes

Sources

The path to college MI Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
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