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Kearsley High School

Public | 8-12 | 1156 students

 
 

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Posted November 7, 2010

Good education and programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Great school Have had 2 kids graduate from there working on my 3rd and last one. Smaller home town feel type school with big results..Caring teachers just a great school system...Go Kearsley Hornets!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

They go above and beyond to assist the kids in every area of academics and athletics. All staff members are fully committed to the kids in their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

There's nothing wrong with the teachers at Kearsley. If it seems they're indifferent, it's probably because they're burned out and tired of dealing with students that just don't care anymore (seemingly the majority of students when I went through). If a student doesn't WANT to learn, the best teacher in the world cannot change that. I've witnessed teachers at the school genuinely get excited when curious, willing students sit in their classrooms. It makes a difference. I was not the most successful socially, but was never the victim of a teacher's favoritism for an athlete, nor did I witness any. Popular students weren't mean to me either. I respected them, and they me. Budget issues have plagued the school lately and as a result, the Arts program has taken a big hit. This is unfortunate, but understandable. The department just doesn't bring in as much money as say... athletics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2010

As a student of Kearsley, I feel that the education is undermined and low on the needs scale. Athletics and 'popular' students are given moire rights and almost no responsibilities. Where as the 'outcasts' are left to pick up the slack of those that are given a break due to late practices or late games. The students are rude, discriminative, and just plain out immature. There are over the necessary amount of swearing, fighting, skimpy clothing, and bulling. As a student at the 'beloved' KHS, i recommend not sending your child here if you want them to have a true education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2008

I am a Senior for the class of 2009. The band does have a wonderful reputation. As does the choir. Both Band and Choir have taken 1s and 2s consistently. Mr. Redfearn is by far the best choir director that the school has had not to be exceeded by Bushey of course. Also the administration is very caring.Also the Athletes are treated the same as the out casts thank you and please conisder Kearsley its a great great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2008

As a student here of course I dont really care for the school. The students are rude, mean, etc. The teachers don't feel like going the extra mile for their students. The math teachers dont help the students as well as they sould. The athletes get away with so much and the 'outcasts' get caught when the athletes usually are the ones doing more bad stuff (smoking, drinkin, etc) Overall I wouldnt suggest the school. Send your child elsewhere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2006

My son graduated from Kearsley in 2003. I graduated from there in 1980. I think that it is a very community oriented school, which is a good thing. They have cliques like other schools, but overall, I would consider it a good school, both from a parent's and a student's point of view. They have a nice balance between sports and fine arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2006

My children attended Kearsley schools. Oldest graduated after working very hard under some very unfortunate circumstances and the other has been pulled out entirely. Administration and faculty accountability are a huge issue. Nonathletic students and those who are not at the top of the social ladder will find themselves at a disadvantage. Teachers at the elementaries and middle school do not prepare students grammatically for the higher grades and substandard work is accepted. Shockingly, I encountered elementary teachers that encouraged me to medicate my child. Obviously academics were not the priority. Much tension exists in the community. Students are secondary to administration and faculty wants and needs. Kearsley has an excellent band program that is sadly overlooked when compared to its contemporary, the school choir-which is overrated. I encourage parents to look elsewhere for an empowering educational experience for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

As a student at KHS. I believe the math porgram is terrible in the middle schools.only some math teachers put an effert at there job. Kearsley is a good school in some ways and a bad in others. The athletics at kearsley are ok. There softball program is the best there. they need to start kids out at a younger age to get the athletics better. Parent involvement is ok, i guess. i am not a parent so i wouldn't know. Well if you ever get a chance i would go to one of the softball games and see the great fields and softball parents help they have up there. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2005

i have one child who graduated from kearsly and 2 who are still at the hight school. they recieve very good grades and work very hard. they both hate the high school and what it stands for. if you are not among the very few who think they are all of it and the teachers and principal enforce the idea that this is the reason the school is there to cater to those few special people. it would sure be nice if we could sent our kids to a school where they could all be friends and equal to each other. it would not matter if you were gifted with a football, golf club, beautiful, ugly, smart, or whatever your talent was you were treated the same as the rest of the students. but i suspect this kind of place might be hard to find but it surely is not here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

My wife and I, along with both of our children attended Kearsley. I have seen quality leadership with teachers who care. Teachers that will go the extra mile when asked. Overall Kearsley has been an excellent environment for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

My daughter attended Kearsley. It was challanging, and they gave her confidence to continue her education in music. Have a wonderful music program. Very good councilors, teachers, and acticvities. Encourage all stduents to do their best and gives them the support needed to do so. I highly recommend Kearsley High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

My son and daughter attended Kearsley and they both had problems with the teachers. The teachers just seem to not care. Both of them ended up leaving the school and attending Mott Middle College (like many others). They are both attending MSU, and had they stayed at Kearsley, I honestly don't think that they would be where they are now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2004

My sons went to school st Kearsley. We had alot of problems with the teachers there. Most didn't want to take the time to go the extra mile and help. We felt they were only there to have some place to go during the day not for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Overall this is a pretty good school. I graduated in 2002 and being a Christian I was treated very fair there. The discipline needs help from time to time. The athletes get away with quite a bit. But I would send my child here.


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The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

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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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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13%

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22%
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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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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26%

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27%

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19%

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25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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55%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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20%

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24%

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23%

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19%
Social Studies

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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32%

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41%

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45%

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36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%
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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 69%
African-American 9% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 52%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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4302 Underhill Dr # G
Flint, MI 48506
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