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North Farmington High School

Public | 9-12 | 1335 students

 
 

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Posted January 17, 2014

North Farmington is an exceptional facility for learning. Our son is a sophomore and takes all honors classes. The administrative staff and teachers are all great communicators, easy to connect with, and each care a great deal for the well being of every student. We had opportunities to place our son in a private school, however after seeing his interaction with classmates and staff; retaining a straight "A" average, his ability to get involved in extracurricular activities, stay motivated during class, and be challenged daily; we would not ever suggest sending a student to any other school. We are thrilled to have a well-rounded learning institution in our backyard like North Farmington High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

This school deteriorated with the leave of the old administration & staff. The recent additions to the administration & staff have attempted to install a tighter grip onto the students in seemingly all aspects of life and also attempted to construct a sense of structure that seems unnatural to any high school student. This leaves the students with much less room to breathe, as well as chokes them in the opportunities they are open to. The atmosphere at North has transformed from an institution of learning filled with smiles and success to an average school focused on just getting things done and raising test scores by force.


Posted August 24, 2013

I am from a different state and new to Michigan. It seems like this is a nice school. Do they have honor classes? Are the teachers caring and effective or.... And is it welcoming for a new comer. Details about the school and it's programs please :) THANKS !!!


Posted August 14, 2012

NFHS fosters a very positive, caring and attentive environment that I wish every student in the world had the opportunity to enjoy. I had to beg the Farmington Public Schools superintendent to have my child sent to this school instead of Farmington High School, and they welcomed her with open arms. NFHS claims to be an "exemplary" high school, but that is an understatement. Each teacher that my daughter had knew her name, what her strengths were, and ways to help her with her weaknesses. The administration and teachers are all very dedicated and loyal to their jobs, and seem to be very involved in the success of each student. When my daughter was struggling in one of her AP classes, her teacher happily stayed after school to help her learn what she was struggling with. I have only had positive experiences with the other parents and administration in this school, and I have convinced many of my coworkers and neighbors to have their child switched to this school as well. NFHS fully prepares students for life at any University or College, not only academically, but socially as well. The school provides a safe and caring environment for students of all backgrounds. Excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

My son is in 10th grade, and he has done exceptionally well at NFHS. He attended a private middle school, so I had high expectations for his high school education as well. I'm very impressed with the school and the staff. My son has also held an overall 3.6 GPA since he entered NFHS. The staff has always been understanding, friendly, and hands on with the way that they teach! I give NFHS an A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

I currently attend North Farmington High School, and I am beyond thankful for all the experiences I have gone through thanks to my school. Mr. Jones truly cares about the students and loves our school. There are many amazing teachers who have offered to spend one-on-one time with students to help them with their work. Teachers also develop many close bonds with students, creating long lasting bonds. I constantly see old students visiting North Farmington, recalling all of the good times they've had here and how much they miss it. Though a lot of the work may be troubling and difficult, teachers offer to use their personal time to try their best to improve your understanding. I'm very fortunate for all of the opportunities I've been given here at North Farmington, and I'm going to miss Mr. Jones, North Farmington, the teachers, and my peers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

The Cobbs, teachers at the school, put on a remarkable musical with community members every Summer. Over 150 people are involved with the show and it is a true community project.


Posted June 12, 2009

I went to North and at first it wasn't that great but then we got Mr. Jones as our principal and things really turned around. It's a great school and if you live in the area of NFHS then you obviously can handle yourself with the socioeconomic status some of the students portray.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2009

My son is graduating this year '2009' and my daughter is a freshman and both do execeptionaly well. The are both sports oriented and get very good grades. Teachers are all about every child succeeding
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

My daughter attended NFHS. She is African American and attends U of M (3.6 GPA). This is an excellent school and the teachers truly care. I did have one issue with one teacher where I did not agree with her assessment of my daughter when she first arrived. She had given her a 'C' on her first progress report, but it was not because my daughter was doing 'C' work. She missed an assignment because she was ill and was not given the opportunity to make up the assignment. The teacher indicated the process for makeup assignments that was not mentioned in her syllabus, nor communicated to my daughter. She did give her the opportunity to make up the assignment- she received an A in the class. I did not think this was racial, I thought as I always have, a parent should be highly involved in child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I graduated from North in 2006 and I have to say that I was lucky to go there. The staff truly cares about every student. The teachers respect the students and make learning interesting; I never had one bad teacher. The teachers are truly wonderful and are one of the best part of the school, but the best part is the Principle Mr. Jones, he is the quintessential amazing principle you see one TV and in movies but in real life and all the time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2007

I rate the North Farmington HIgh School a 4 star. My son attends and he enjoys being there with the students and teachers. The parents are involved as well as the staff and everyone truly have a concern and interest for every student. The teachers work hard and diligently by helping and encouraging the students to strive for their best which is not the same of each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

I must say that North Farmington has really changed my life. I never realized how much of an impact it had on me until i graduated and went to college. While attending NFHS I was not the child that had a 4.0, my GPA almost always stayed above a 3.0 but I really struggled for it. However, when I got to college I found that my knowledge was greater than my peers and I actually became a student tutor. I truly think that the classes at NFHS challenged me more than any of my college courses and it was great. Being an afro-american female I must say that I never felt discriminated against nor did I feel out of place at NFHS despite transferring into this district in middle school. 3 years after graduating my former teachers even those that have retired still keep in contact with me, now that's dedication!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2007

North Farmington Is not as good as everybody thinks it is, teaching wise its the best but behavior wise this school is the worst
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2006

I attended North Farmington and I'm now at the University of Michigan. It is clear in my classes that I have been better prepared for college than most of my peers. North Farmington's faculty have a genuine love of learning, and of the subjects that they teach. They also sincerely care about the well being of the students. A great school all around.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 30, 2006

A great school; qualified teachers, caring administrators, and dedicated students. There is a lot of spirit in this school- to see for yourself, attend the annual dodgeball game.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 19, 2005

I personally went to North Farmington and the negative comments do not hold a candle to the school itself. I am proud to have gone to the school and am please to be personally aquainted with the staff. As to say it is a racial school is a farse. The students group themselves according to common interest and do not push their beliefs on anyone else. Anyone with concerns about the classroom with the Confederate Flag needs to meet the teacher. WONDERFUL man. He does have a lot of pride in the South, being that he is Southern and teaches Civil War for the school. Sadly, graduation year 2006 is his last year teaching. The school will be retiring a legend among NF teachers. One bad review should not hinder one's experience with the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 8, 2005

This is a wonderful school, I really like the principle and teachers. They taught my daughter everything she needed to know and made her a very bright young women. My girl always told me that she enjoyed this school, and now that she's in college misses the teachers. It's good to know that the teachers ar eso nice and helpful to their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2005

I am writing in response to A.Anderson's April 2004 comment about NFHS. I attended North and it was a wonderful experience. On the contrary to the previous comment, we have exceptional staff at North. The teacher with the confederate flags painted on the walls (a teacher I have had myself)teachs Civil War History. May I add that he also has a traditional American flag painted next to the confederate flag. Our English teachers are also some of the best I have ever encountered. As an English major myself, these teachers have inspired me to do great things. Anyone who has a problem with North obviously isn't well informed. In addition, North has always been a school willing to help students.(I was a member of Freshman Focus, a tutoring program for struggling students). I can't say enough good things about my school, except 'It's a Great Day To Be A RAIDER!'
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 14, 2005

I am surprised to read about North Farmington being a racist school. I honestly do not believe it . It was probably a case in wich the student coming in from another school could not do the work, and its easy to use the race card. My children are hispanic and attend both elementry, and middle schools, and have never felt they were treated unfairly,or discriminated against. thats why I find it hard to believe it would magically start in high school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

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2011

 
 
45%
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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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

301 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

301 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

301 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%
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 Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
African American10%
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial29%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
African American44%
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial58%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners64%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female41%
Male50%
African American11%
Asian65%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial21%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female48%
Male62%
African American24%
Asian68%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial29%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
African American31%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial58%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners36%
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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55%
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26%
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ACT participation

98%

Average ACT score

23

Graduation rate

94%


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 60% 69%
African-American 22% 18%
Asian 9% 3%
Multiracial 8% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian N/A 1%
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 17%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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32900 West 13 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
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