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Escanaba Area Public High School

Public | 8-12 & ungraded | 794 students

 
 

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Posted February 20, 2008

Excellenant programs for students who are falling behind on their homework, im not a fan of their principal though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

I really like this school, it is one the best my child has been to. He has a learning disibility, and he switched from Gladestone school to Escanaba school, the Gladestone school had put my son who has an LD and number dyslexia in a alrgerbra class, but as soon as he switched to Escanaba they put him in a special ed. class and he started to get things, before my son went their he could barely add or subtract. This is a tremondous school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

My son was bullied in 6th grade in the Gladstone Schools. He developed school and social phobia and was home schooled (at my expense) for 7th grade due to lack of support from the school. I encoraged him to go back to school for 8th grade. He chose Escanaba and attended through fist semester 11th. Every school can be difficult to work with at times just as every parent can be but over all the education and caring he received surpassed what was expected. He went from a child afraid of school and people to one who joined several clubs, Destination Imagination, and was consistently on the honor roll. Moving from the area he had to switch schools for the last two semesters and because of lack of support and a poor quality of instruction he is returning to Escanaba. He is excited about it and will get a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

If your child has a disability you do not want to send them to the Escanaba High School. I have more than one child and am satisfied with the education my other children are receiving. But my child with the disability is not getting the education that is required by the State of Michigan and the Federal government in the 1997 IDEA or the 504 Rules and Regulations. This is considered a discrimination and against the law that every child deserves a free and appropriate public education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

I graduated from Escanaba High School five years ago, and don't understand where all the hostility from the previous person came from. Going to Esky was a great experience for me, but I actively made it one. There are so many different outlets for students to choose from: music, sports, drama, art, as well as many academic and service clubs, yearbook, etc. I'm sure some of the teachers have changed, but I never experienced any problems getting the help I needed from my teachers. Many have gone out of their way to help me, even now. My brother is currently there, and so far he seems to enjoy his teachers, classes, and the general atmosphere the school fosters. It can be a great experience, if you make it one. You have to give as well as take.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

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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

Social Studies

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

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26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

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58%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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28%

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29%

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31%

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38%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%

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41%

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48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

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50%
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About the tests


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

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How schools in the state rate:

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

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

86%


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

2 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.

3 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 92% 69%
American Indian 4% 1%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Douglas Leisenring
Fax number
  • (906) 786-2166

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500 South Lincoln Rd
Escanaba, MI 49829
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Phone: (906) 786-6521

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