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 rating2
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.
College readiness rating5
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.

Excellent Schools Detroit Overall 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
Academic StatusF
Academic ProgressD
School ClimateC
Methodology
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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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Test scores

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)


Math

Reading

Science

Math

Reading

Social studies

Math

Reading

Writing

Math

Reading

Science

Social studies

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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)


Math

Reading

Science

Social studies

Writing

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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


College readiness

Where 2011-2012 graduates go after high school

  Percent of students
Attending any higher learning institution 50%

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 2

5 Categories

  Score out of 100
Effective Leaders 50
Collaborative Teachers 40
Involved Families 45
Supportive Environment 34
Ambitious Instruction 58

Ambitious Instruction

Sub-category Score out of 100
Quality of Student Discussion 78
Math Instruction 61
English Instruction 45
Course Clarity 46

Effective leaders

Sub-category Score out of 100
Teacher Influence 24
Principal Instructional Leadership 53
Program Coherence 43
Teacher-Principal Trust 81

Collaborative Teachers

Sub-category Score out of 100
Collective Responsibility 40
School Commitment 31
Quality Professional Development 40
Teacher-Teacher Trust 50

Supportive Environment

Sub-category Score out of 100
Safety 43
Academic Personalism 19
Academic Press 52
Peer Support for Academic Work 76
Student-Teacher Trust 42

Involved Families

Sub-category Score out of 100
Outreach to Parents 36
Human and Social Resources in the Community 84
Teacher-Parent Trust 32

Survey participation

Respondent group Number
Students 196
Teachers 13