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Freeland Middle School/High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 835 students

 
 

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Posted August 4, 2011

I am very proud to be a Freeland Falcon and sad to be leaving. I highly recommend this school in its achademics as well as its arts.


Posted October 6, 2009

The building is constantly being improved as well as the educational programs. I am happy that Freeland has not cut back too much from its fine arts programs, those are very important and largely successful at FHS. I am please with the teaching staff there as well.


Posted October 5, 2009

My school has dedicated teaching staff, open and hands on learning environment, top athletics program and outstanding community support!


Posted October 5, 2009

What a great place to work and a wonderful community to serve!!! Freeland has oustanding facilities, a caring staff and a great curriculum.


Posted September 16, 2009

Great public school, staff is awesome
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

I am a student teacher at Saginaw Valley State University and I had the opportunity to do some student teaching at Freeland Middle School. I was pleasantly surprised at the enthusiasm of the students and the teachers who creatively try to stretch their students imagination. The students were respectful, helpful, hard working and a fun to observe and teach. This is truly an ideal school to have your child attend or even to teach in. Way to go Freeland!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted June 14, 2005

I am not a parent but a student. No matter what replacements Freeland has, the teachers are just awesome. They make everything interesting and fun. We have a great new principal. Freeland has a high sports academic, and haves alot of after school activities. Alot of parent involvement, and not a disappointment to many of us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2004

Freeland schools are awesome! Since I am a student, I should know. It's a whole lot better than my old school, and my principle Mr. Cain is an awesome teacher. What would we do without him?
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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61%

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58%

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57%

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57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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72%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%
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 35% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
34%
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

Social Studies

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
29%
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 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
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

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

95%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

94%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

3 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 95% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
African-American 0% 18%
American Indian N/A 1%
Multiracial 0% 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 16%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Rebekah Hornak
Fax number
  • (989) 692-4034

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8250 Webster Rd
Freeland, MI 48623
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Phone: (989) 695-2586

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