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Edwardsburg High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 853 students

 
 

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Posted March 29, 2010

i was once a student at edwardsburg middle school and the school has OK teachers but when it comes to homecoming week the school has AMAZING school spirit....in this school it is very hard to foucus because of how the teachers get off topic sometimes and all the drama that goes on there but that is just my opinon......
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2010

I loved everything about this school! The teachers WANT you to succeed, the coaches are amazing, and the other students are very friendly! I loved going to this high school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

Edwardsburg High School has the most school spirit in any school around. Especially during Homecoming Week when everyone dresses up in crazy outfits. Even when it is not homecoming, the Edwardsburg Eddies have a lot of spirit at any sports game. Our varsity soccer and junior varsity football are undefeated this season! The Eddies take a lot of pride in our school work as well. The Eddies are always upbeat and have smiles on our faces. As of right now we also have the most amazing principal ever. Mr. Quimby is such a great principal, he is very personalbe. He writes the students notes and shares the with us. He ever dresses up on spirit days with all of the students. Edwardsburg High School os definetely the place to have the most fun and learn a lot too! GO EDDIES!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2009

Edwardsburgs public school system is by far one of the best schools in the country. They have an excellent staff and top notch facilities. Their standard of discipline is great. Your well protected in those buildings. Now i will say that if you don't feel like applying yourself, or behaving and staying out of trouble, dont go to edwardsburg.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2008

Edwardsburg School system may 'look' good, but there are many flaws. The first is the Superintendent. All he cares about is the image of the schools. He would rather spend money on making the landscape look good instead of using it to fund an extracurricular activity or for school supplies. The reason that the test scores are good is because they spend the month before the MEAP practically giving out the answers so that the students do well on the tests. Also, they would rather put students in a class that they do not want instead of hiring more teachers to offer more classes. The Edwardsburg School System will do whatever they can just so they can get more money even at the students expense. I left the school system because my family and I did not like the way the schools were ran. The school system is truely overrated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2008

I think that Edwardsburg has come along way, and it only keeps getting better! The Principal and Vice Principal really care about the kids. I do believe that there could be more time spent on informing the kids about what comes after high school, what is available to them, what kind of grants etc. are out there .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2006

Don't let test scores fool you. High school is about more than just how many kids passed the state test. There are no clubs to speak of, and the administration doesn't know what is going on in the 'real world.' Going to be overcrowded within the next couple of years but the administration is turning a blind eye and doing nothing to solve the problem. I will give them props on the science department, however there are no 'computer' classes, and the english department has teachers who couldn't really care less about students. Also teachers have absolutly no standardized rules for discipline and other problems at all. And the drugs sold at the apartments across the street do hurt its image a little bit...
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2006

School of Choice in S.W Michigan, Great facilities and choice administration!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

The administration is worried about there image, I feel there motto is image first students second. There is no consistancy at the school. If you bring up any issues they will rarely get back to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

The school is lacking many things. Dedication of teachers is something that needs to be dealt with. New vice principal gets thumbs up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2004

Great school! I am very pleased with the dress code policies and the up keep of the schools and facilities. High quality teachers, and an excellent quality of students.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

228 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

2013

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

212 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

212 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
25%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 44% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

214 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Math

All Students41%
Female39%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students31%
Female30%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students54%
Female51%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female67%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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How schools in the state rate:

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55%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

98%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

>95%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 69%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Dr. Jeffrey Leslie
Fax number
  • (269) 663-5409

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69410 Section St
Edwardsburg, MI 49112
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Phone: (269) 663-1044

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