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Fennville Public High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 428 students

 
 

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Posted October 18, 2013

I was a Fennville Student my whole school life and I personally didn't see very much of the drug issues. It was most likely because If it was there I was around it for so long I didn't notice. Some of the teachers are good at what they do, trying to explain so the kids understand, connecting with the students. Other teachers thought seem to not care as much. The school system for discipline does need some work and the teaching system as well but other than that Fennville schools are pretty good. Im proud to say that I attended Fennville
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2012

I have a child in each one of the schools. Fennville is good for a MI school but not as advanced as other states that we have been too. There is one Math teacher for Algebra A that needs to be fired. Beware. Just like any other school, some outstanding teachers, some there only for the check. So far so good though. My kids are very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

I've attended Fennville schools since I was in kindergarten. I'm now a sophomore. I'm at the top of my class. All my friends are very smart. Everyone probably wonders why someone would go to this school that's rated so poorly. Well, the scoring even says it's based on standardized test scores. In no way should schools be judged on that. Yes, it's true, in Fennville we have a number of students that don't care about their education. That doesn't mean that we have bad teachers or bad administration, because by no means is that true. We have great teachers who teach us what we need to know and beyond. You can't force all students to take the education that's given to them. If you care about school and want to succeed, you can still do that. Don't judge this school before you know about it. Give us a chance.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2009

I have attended Fennville High school since 9th grade until now.I am in 11th garde. I personally have decided to transfer schools. The town of Fennville has a drug issue. This issue, I feel, carries into the school. Students at this school seem proud to be able to get away with things such as using drugs IN school, smoking cigarettes right outside the school and skipping class without getting caught. Fennville has a very excellent sports program and it seems that's where the focus of the school is. If your child is good in sports by all means choose Fennville. If not I would highly suggest looking at different schools.


Posted April 23, 2008

Well, I'm a current student at this school and it has it's ups and downs like most schools do of course. The atomosphere is a bit rough, and there's alot of conflict with bullying and such. It seems to be all about sports, and I would highly recommend a few changes in the school system to make the students feel more at home. Otherwise, the high school has an excellent principal, and many of the most wonderful teachers. Some however, are a bit more moody than others about grades and such but overall I'd say it's a decent school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2008

Fennville teachers are reall ygood some not so much,but the saftey is average.The Principle can take control. I'm a current student and this school is good don't get me wrong,but the atmosphere is a little rough and bulling is a big problem here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2007

We have only been in the Fennville area for about a year and have nothing but wonderful things to say about this school district. In Fennville, although small, has a wonderful homey, welcoming atmosphere. The very first day the principal and the student counselor and several teachers went above and beyond to make sure both of my children were given every bit of assistance and attention they needed. This is the first school where my daughter has excelled, and even received honors for her artistic achievements. I would recommed them to anyone!!!
—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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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16%

2013

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
13%
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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
11%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
29%
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 Students11%
Female9%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities13%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female39%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students14%
Female5%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities16%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students31%
Female18%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students26%
Female27%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners7%
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:

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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

18

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 56% 69%
Hispanic 41% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian N/A 3%
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 64%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. James Greydanus
Fax number
  • (269) 561-6901

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4 Memorial Dr
Fennville, MI 49408
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