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Elk Rapids High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 418 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted February 10, 2014

We moved to the area about 5 years ago from downstate. I can only tell you that I am thrilled with Elk Rapids Schools. The education my children receive is best I have experienced at all levels from elementary school to high school. The teachers and principals are great. I researched schools before moving and I so happy I decided on Elk Rapids for my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

I had been going to Elk Rapids school district my entire life. Ever since I can remember it has been full of drugs and the main staff only want to help the sport teams. They only care about students if they are on a sports team, such as football or basketball, and could careless about those in the drama department or choir. The send all students they don't like to their alternative high school. They don't care about the students, only their ratings.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2011

This school changed my life. The teachers and staff were the most compassionate, encouraging people I have met. They shaped my standards for education and made me a better student; I know when to ask for a challenge and push myself, largely in part because of my teachers and mentors. Mrs. Reisig is likely one of the best teachers in the state of Michigan, if not the United States. I'm not usually a fan of hyperbole, but this school deserves it. I was sad when Mr. Gallagher retired, but the standard of excellence continues to be high.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2010

I Love this school. its great.its amazing and im happy. you should be too. its beautiful and i smile when i think about it. i love everything about it. i love you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2008

I feel that the Elk Rapids High School must have paid someone to get the 10 rating. My husband and I feel it is a drug-invested, politically poluted mess that we moved our children away from. Our son came home from baseball practice and told us the coach gave the team the most interactive porn site. He was in 9th grade. That was after telling us that he was one of twelve that did not yet smoke pot. That was the straw that broke the camels back. We moved our kids to the Traverse City schools and they have thrived every since.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2007

Fabulous school. I moved to Elk Rapids from a nice suburb down state and was blown away by the caliber of education I received at ER schools. Although they only offer a few AP and honors classes, the staff will bend over backwards to accommodate a student that is looking for a more rigorous education. Steve Gallagher is debatably the best principal in the state. I am now a student at the University of Michigan and have been doing better than many of my schoolmates that went to private Detroit area schools such as Detroit Country Day, Cranbrook, Brother Rice, etc. I could not be happier with the education I received from Elk Rapids. Not to mention the friendly people and nurturing environment. If you are considering a move to the area, consider the quality education one more reason to move to the beautiful
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

2013

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
41%
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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%
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 Students50%
Female46%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female28%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female47%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
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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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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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

89%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

90%


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%
American Indian 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
African-American 0% 18%
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 31%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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308 Meguzee Pt
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
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Phone: (231) 264-8108

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