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Farwell High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 382 students

 
 

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Posted January 21, 2011

While attending this school I was basically ignored by teachers because I was not pretty and I did not play sports. I was also ignored when it came to needing help. They would tell me the basics and then go to the next student (that was a sports player or really pretty) and assume I know what I am doing. The facilities and the office staff were excellent though. The new cafeteria is amazing. They need to lower their prices or serve more food. The price isn't worth the food.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2010

I formerly attended Farwell High School. I found the school system to be very supportive, with a stimulating environment. The most teachers did an excellent job, and exceeded in preparing me for college, as well as life. However, there are some complaints I have with Farwell High School; I feel that their sciences program is underdeveloped and they need to concentrate more on teaching students the proper way to learn Chemistry. I also feel that their math program could use some work. I completed Calculus at the college level and had many difficulties because my math teachers missed steps or had just assumed that I knew what I was doing. I am very pleased with the new renovations that have been made and hope to see more in the future for other students. Their extracurricular programs are well run and are diverse.


Posted January 19, 2009

Farwell is an awesome school, and at farwell, my children get the proper education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

This school is an excellent environment for all kids in it. The 4 gyms that are stated in the other review were built and are fully used in the extracurricular activities that Farwell has many of. The special needs department is above par in many ways. The students are all very happy from what my son says and his friends. The teachers are very good and have many years under there belts. The school is very clean and secure. There are cameras all around the school...Inside and out. The was also a brand new building built on to it with a new gym and cafatorium. If you have any question please feel free to email me at: hazards280@gmail.com
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2008

I am very unahappy about the schools slow responses to special needs of some students. Also I am concerned at the spending priorities of a school that has four gyms and no money for special needs.


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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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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19%

2013

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
24%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
12%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
26%
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 Students8%
Female7%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female37%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students14%
Female7%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students32%
Female23%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students31%
Female33%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities34%
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

What is the 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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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

88%

Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

88%


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

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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399 East Michigan St
Farwell, MI 48622
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