Ratings

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 StatusNG
Academic ProgressD
Methodology
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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 4
Source: See notes

5 Categories

  Score out of 100
Effective Leaders 26
Collaborative Teachers 44
Involved Families 73
Supportive Environment 86
Ambitious Instruction 64
Source: See notes

Ambitious Instruction

Sub-category Score out of 100
Quality of Student Discussion 66
Math Instruction 38
English Instruction 62
Course Clarity 89
Source: See notes

Effective leaders

Sub-category Score out of 100
Principal Instructional Leadership 8
Program Coherence 33
Teacher Influence 31
Teacher-Principal Trust 30
Source: See notes

Collaborative Teachers

Sub-category Score out of 100
Collective Responsibility 76
School Commitment 39
Quality Professional Development 12
Teacher-Teacher Trust 50
Source: See notes

Supportive Environment

Sub-category Score out of 100
Safety 97
Academic Personalism 92
Academic Press 41
Peer Support for Academic Work 99
Student-Teacher Trust 99
Source: See notes

Involved Families

Sub-category Score out of 100
Outreach to Parents 59
Human and Social Resources in the Community 99
Teacher-Parent Trust 64
Source: See notes

Survey participation

Respondent group Number
Students 63
Teachers 10
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