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Carman-Ainsworth High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1359 students

 
 

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Posted August 28, 2011

My daughter is an A B student because of the help she gets from the teachers. She had only had 3 teachers that I didn't like since Kindergarden and she is going into 10th grade. Carman also provides alot of resorces for the kids to use. My daughter also knows how important school is so she does study but she does need the help of the teachers. the only fault I find is they need more control in the class room. I also think they need to find another way to teach reading. My daughter has aways had problem with reading and I don't think she got what she needed in the reading part. The district has alot of students needing help with reading, other than that I feel Carman is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2010

Carman Ainsworth High School is a good school but not great. The in class behavioral issues are increasing which gives teachers less time to teach since they have to spend so much time managing the classroom. One good thing about Carman is the ethnic and racial diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Good school but i feel the students are not competitive
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

Sometimes they are strict, but they teach a lesson once in a while and you will never forget it
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2009

wonderful school. My child has every resource available at her fingertips. Carman Ainsworth is known for its overflowing support from its parents as well as its community support. We are not a wealthy family, however my child has a priceless education that may not have been available to her in other districts.Very strong sports programs, no dress codes, and no bullying and fighting. Its wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

CA provides a very unique experience for students. It is unique for a school, but much more similar to the real world than any other school I have seen. I am a former student and current employee. I am very proud to say that. The different groups of students get a long very well and interact like students in any other school. I think CA prepares students for the real world better than anything else could. The staff is excellent, the curriculum is as diverse as the student body, and the facilities, especially in the Flint area, are second to none. Do not hesitate to send your child to CA, it is the best school around.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2008

I am a junior at CA and I have been attending since 8th grade. My opion on the school itself and classes offered are great, but the staff on the other hand are very hard to deal with. They aren't exactly fair when it comes to certain situations and it becomes very annoying at times.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2007

I am currently a sophomore at CA high school and this school offers a lot of different extracarricular activities and religion groups. I am very grateful for this
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2007

i went to carmen ainsworth for a little while and i loved it then i had to move away from there. i miss it so much


Posted October 30, 2007

I am a current Carmen-Ainsworth student and I believe that this school is a very good school. It may have some bad teachers and I know that for a fact because my freshman year I had one, but for the most part the teachers are awesome and they know how to teach well and get you to understand the information.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2005

I went to Carman-Ainsworth High School, and I loved it. No matter who you are, or what your ethnicity you'll fit in with this diverse group of kids. They are great! The teachers all know what they are talking about and its not a small school, but its small enough that people know you, but not everything about you. Which is always nice. They have a great staff, except for this one lunch lady but lets not go there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 4, 2004

I am a past student of Carman-Ainsworth High School and I am proud that I had the opportunity to attend this school. All of my experiences attending this school were positive, including relationships with teachers, staff, and the diverse student body. I am now pursuing an elementary education degree, and I believe my experiences at Carman-Ainsworth helped inspire me to give back to my community in the form of teaching.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Social Studies

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

472 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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8%

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14%
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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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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13%

2012

 
 
16%

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15%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

89%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

83%


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
African-American 53% 18%
White 35% 69%
American Indian 4% 1%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 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 65%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mr. Rory Mattar
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  • (810) 591-3215

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1300 North Linden Rd
Flint, MI 48532
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