Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Jefferson High School

Public | 9-12 | 666 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars


Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted July 31, 2006

I went to this school for 7 years and I am currently moving.... I loved it, and the teachers were very helpful! The only downfall about the entire school was the prices of the sports. I had to quit cheerleading and the dance team due to the prices. Everybody says the teachers are over paid, and if they are it doesn't matter, they have done such a great job teaching us they deserve it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 1, 2006

It's amusing to read the testimonals of the Jefferson faithful who blindly defend the school district. The districts' current plight is a result of a football obsessed school board that blew a gross amount of money on football related matters during the late ninties. Why should parents give more money to a school district that has historically bungled finances?
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 23, 2005

My family moved here last year. I am very disappointed. This district seems only interested in money. The millage proposal was voted down last year as was most other districts in Michigan and all sports and other activities were cut even though students were already required to pay a 'pay to participate' fee of $150 the majority of this fee pays for the coaches' salary which is quite high. The teachers in this district are one of the highest paid in the entire state of Michigan but I see no difference between these teachers and the ones from the last district we moved from who have the same education levels. All transportation was cut for grades 7-12 as a shameful tactic to punish the parents over the millage not passing. It seems most of the money in this district goes to pay overpriced teachers. I will be sending my kids elsewere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

I graduated from Jefferson High School many years ago and my daughters attended the school for approximately 4 years. Like many other school districts that were affluent before proposal A, Jefferson has suffered financial hardship recently. Unfortunately, many parents blame the school system or the teachers when student's scores are low. Factually, the lack of parental input often is the root cause for the student's low score. Jefferson educationally is a fine school suffering from a poor state funding agenda.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

I attended Jefferson Schools for pre-school and all the way through my senior year. I graduated from Jefferson High School in 2003 with honors. I have received an excellent education and I am currently doing very well at the collegiate level. I am offended to hear that my mother, a teacher in the Jefferson District, is 'paid too much'. My mother has a Master's Degree in Education and is required to take college courses every five years just to maintain her teaching license. It is the fault of Proposal 1 as well as the members of the Jefferson community for the loss of some programs for students. The failure to renew a $3.1 million millage is what lead to the cuts in the schools. Please check into this great school before looking elsewhere.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 30, 2004

I grew up at this school and now unfortunately my childred both go here. The school has become money hungry. They pay their teachers more than most yet they have taken everything away from the children and caused parents a huge dent in their wallets. They closed the rec-center down and did not refund membership money to people who paid for membership just 2 wks before they closed.If you look at the state scores these teachers are being paid way too much.
—Submitted by a parent


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.
Social Studies

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

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Social Studies

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%
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 Students18%
Female15%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female57%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students25%
Female23%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students41%
Female36%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female56%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities58%
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.

 
Average

Test score rating
College readiness rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

College readiness rating 20132What'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.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

ACT participation

96%

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 94% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 0% 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 30%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • David Vensel
Fax number
  • (734) 289-5595

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

5707 Williams Road
Frenchtown Charter Township, MI 48166
Website: Click here
Phone: (734) 322-2201

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Henry Niedermeier Center For Education
Berlin Charter Township, MI


Lutheran High School South
Frenchtown Charter Township, MI






ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT