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Genesee High School

Public | 7-12 | 426 students

 

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Posted October 13, 2010

Genesee is a small school filled with great students, teachers and parents! A great school filled with lots of spirit and pride..everyone knows everybody!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

I dont feel that the teachers or the principals are really there for our children. Our kids should beable to go to them with a problem and they cant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Our school has some of the best community support I have ever seen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2009

I am very proud to be a teacher at Genesee High School. My own children have graduated from here and I believe in this district and its emphasis on educating the whole student. This staff is dedicated to its student population here at Genesee. We are more than a school district; we are a family.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 6, 2009

Great school! Everone on the staff worked together to help my son overcome problems that were not dealt with in his previous district. He is now a US Marine and has some great goals for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

Being a former student, This school would br great for anyone who likes to be in a close-knit community, Many fights, and adminitration that simply, does not care. However, there are some really great teachers. Purves,Drier, Brown, Weldon,Wilcox, and a few other really can help you in preparing for a future. The principle certainly brings down the school in many ways There are many repairs that need to be done to the school and some prioritizing needs to be done.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2008

Small with caring staff ... how a school should be ... close and personal
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2007

I used to be a student and i thought on a regular Basis that teacher took there time and even extra time if needed to ensure that all students were fully informed. To me the 3 best teachers that always made me feel important and wel educated were, Mrs.Purves,Mr Armbrust,and Mr. Ribant.


Posted December 13, 2006

Genesee Schools are a great place for students to grow and learn, in relationships and academically. Most of the coaches at Genesee are great role models. Some may be tough on the kids, but it is for their own good. Unfortunately, some parents don't see that players need structure and discipline. One improvement that Genesee needs is for more parental encouragement toward the students and teachers, coaches, or whoever. Genesee has a great mixture of teachers. There are older more experienced ones and younger ones. They all have unique ways to teach, which is great for those who are preparing for college, or the work force, because we all know that not every boss or professor wants work done the same.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 29, 2006

I absolutely would not recommend this school, until we get a new principal that is! : )
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2006

I have yet to find a teacher who cares about my childs education. Unless you're born stamped with 3.0 average on your forehead. Teachers are very lazy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

Genesee is a great school. There is a lot of talk in the hallways, but everyone know everyone. You are like a big family. The teachers are the best. Brad Brown, Bob Carr, Curtis Drier, and Bidget Chema, are the best. They will help you understand. Over become your fears. If you ask them how to do something, they will try to help you their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2005

Genesee is an alright school. Aside of all the gossip and rumors that fill the halls and torment current students, the teachers are exceptionable. The drama department is also great! All of us have grown up together and have very close bonds, but as a current senior, I wouldn't recomend this school. Mr. Brown (art and history) and Mr. Pintek ROCK! Oh and so does Mr. Weeks! Go new Couselor!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2004

Genesee is a hometown school and everyone is like family. It is small and the teachers really care about your child's education. The kids are full of spirit because of this reason and very proud of there school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

Putting the Principal aside this is a teriffic school. All of the teachers are very involved during and after school. Being that the school is so small the students seem to have very close bonds with one another. There are also so many school activities. Once again, being that it is such a small district, the students can pretty much belong to which ever activites they choose. I would recomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 31, 2004

Tthe superintendent is not interested in the kids. He is a control freek. I am pulling my child because he has no will for new ideas. This is a terrible school the admin. are awful.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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25%

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20%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
21%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
1%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
21%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
11%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
34%

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 Students17%
Female16%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female58%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students10%
Female13%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students27%
Female23%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female55%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
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?

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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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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

94%

Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

80%


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 84% 69%
African-American 8% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
American Indian 3% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian 0% 3%
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 71%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Sign Language
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Joseph Perrera
Fax number
  • (810) 591-0302

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Sign Language
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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7347 North Genesee Rd
Genesee, MI 48437
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Phone: (810) 591-1450

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