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Fremont High School

Public | 9-12 | 724 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted April 28, 2014

I LOVE FPS. They give excellent attention to students needs and education. I am able to hand pick the teachers for my child based on my child's individual learning style and the teacher's teaching technique. The principals always have time to sit down with me if I have any concerns or questions
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

If your child has a learning disability, this school is not a good choice. They do not have a good special ed program for kid with disabilities in the high school. They have some teachers who are willing to go the extra mile before, after school and during lunch to help kids who struggle, but if they had a sucessful program to begin with this would not be necessary. I can not recommend this school for kids with Learning Disabilities. Kids who have problems are also bullied really badly. The school is now starting to listen to us parents trying to fix the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

Still do not have a good program for kids with learning disabilities. I'm pulling my kid out for the summer and putting them in another school district for summer school. Fremont doesn't have summer school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

As far as kids with special needs...Fremont Public Schools is trying to to make changes, but they are still not up to par. They need a program tailored to kids with learning disabilities that will provide more one on one learning and still allow the child to receive a high school diploma. Many of the kids can do it they just need more help. I would not recommend FPS if your child has a learning disability...the bodies are just not available for the support. They have very good intensions and teachers that are willing...but that's about as far as it goes. I had to hire private tutors to get my kids through. It shouldn't be that way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

Fremont is a small town and gossip spreads fast. Fremont also has alot of school spirt, and the teachers are pretty cool. You choose your classes and teachers so you can find a teacher that teaches the way that matches your learning abilities most. We also have a new principal this year, and he does a great job, he does alot to make students care and participate more. But overall its a good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2007

I absolutely despise Fremont High School. The classes are challenging to a very good level, but I would be more concerned about how you are treated by other people within the school. This school is all about what you're name is how much money your family has and if you're not someone important, u dont matter to them. When you have a problem with someone(something major) they dont care, if they dont see it, nothing happens. which is why Im transferring to another school in the district, the only thing anyone cares about is your social status, not how well you do in your academics. This is the worst school that I have EVER attended you would be making a HUGE mistake by attending this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2006

I moved back up here from N. Carolina after I had children so that they could be schooled in Fremont. This is a very good school and one that I would recommend to anyone. The band is excellent along with the other music programs, it is now on the Trimester terms and big in sports. It really does not matter what your name is, what matters is how the child applies him/herself and how the parents get involved. I give this school an A+.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2004

It is in my opinion that this school district is horrible. It is ran by a group that appears to only reward those who have well known and respected last names and those who are children of board members. Regardless of a child's capability, the district seems to regards only the status of the his/her parents. Anyone considering bringing up a child in Fremont must keep this in mind.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 13, 2004

The visual arts program is quite amazing, and the largest darkroom on the west side of Michigan. Acedemically, this school prepares students on an average basis. The teachers are most times well prepared and have moderate expectations for students. The band is the best in the county, the choir as well, the orchastra has a fabulous reputation. Atheletics are a huge part of Fremont and they are overal rather good. If living in Newaygo County, this is by far the school I would recommend.
—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.
Social Studies

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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36%

2013

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
37%
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 Students38%
Female29%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female57%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students32%
Female26%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students45%
Female32%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities63%
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:

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

87%

Average ACT score

20

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
White 92% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial N/A 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 39%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Scott Sherman
Fax number
  • (231) 924-9262

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5421 South Warner Avenue
Fremont, MI 49412
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Phone: (231) 924-5300

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