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Gobles High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 416 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted April 10, 2014

I hate this school system, all this kids are extremely rude and the only way to be fully accepted by everyone is athletics. Students have no room to excel in anything but that.


Posted February 4, 2014

I traveled with my family to various parts of the United States and around the world. This provided me the opportunity to attend numerous schools. Frankly, Gobels High School was, academically, at least two years behind the other schools I had attended. It had little to offer and specialized programs that allow students to pursue their interest and talents in ways that they can develop themselves for future specialized jobs. The curriculum was extremely basic and, in particular, the math program was, overall, about four grade level behind the math programs at other high schools I had attended. Overall, I had the impression that Gobels High School was training its students for jobs in menial positions, such as working in a paper mill or on automotive plant assembly line. The school needs to improved academically and allowing students to pursue courses that would help them develop technical, math and scientific skills, thereby providing them the opportunity to compete and to obtain highly technical jobs or to pursue university degrees. Without such improvements in the education for our children, they will not be prepared for the jobs of the future.


Posted October 9, 2013

We moved our kids into this school when my oldest was 8. Combined my kids had 9 years of education at Gobles. One of those years was less than stellar academically for one child and because we were involved (as most parents are) it was easy to talk to the principal about it. The following year that child's test scores skyrocketed. The principle simply won't tolerate mediocrity. I really owe the teachers at this school a large debt of gratitude for 9 amazing years of pouring love and learning into my kids. It is a wonderfully diverse environment racially and in how they work with special needs kids. Many schools preach character but few expect it and coach for it. This school is imperfect; but not by too much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2013

This is an amazing school system. Everyone is very involved with helping each student to accomplish there goals. It's a very happy and friendly environment from K-12. Schools seem to be under a great superintendent, which is what we have needed ! Great job Gobles!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 15, 2013

I go to this school. I moved into the high school for my freshman year, and everybody welcomed me with open arms. Gobles is a very friendly and family place. The students and staff are all very nice, they all care about you. You are treated like family. It's a place of comfort. Doesn't feel much like school because it is "relaxed." Since we are a very small school, you get to know everybody. Have more friends, and people treat one another with more respect. Couldn't be happier to be called a Gobles Tiger!


Posted February 26, 2013

Next to ZERO opportunity for admission to top Colleges!! This small school is one of the worst.


Posted February 13, 2012

This school is good if you like the drama, bullying, and absolutly no help from the staff. The school is all about the athletics and not teaching the kids. Seems like pregnancy is promoted there and not advised against. Hope your not afraid to have you kids contract an std.Name and money are everything to this school and they are sure to make the other students know this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

I totally agree with, if you dont have the right name, your out of luck at Gobles. some of the school workers are clicky and still caught up in teenage drama. I wish we would of sent our child to a school with professionals that care about the kids and thier development. there is only one class that prepares them for college. Less kids are going out for sports because of the favortism. classes and some sport transprotations are being cut. The special needs class is very limited. For people that are thinking about enrolling, the staff does SEEM nice. And Gobles does have Some wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

this school repeats the same things over and over. If you have one student go through just have them save the homework because it never changes. If you have the right last name you'll pass and never get in any long term trouble. The good ole boy policy is in place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

I graduated from Gobles and had a good experience and wanted my children to have the same experience. I am a little disappointed at the name game that is played at this school. If you have the right last name you are favored, especially in sports. There is also alot of cliches among the coaches and parents, and coaches and their players that should not be there. There is a lot gossiping between teachers, coaches and students about the students and their families. Professionalism is missing in my opinion and needs to be brought back. There are agendas at this school that have no place being there. There are some teachers and coaches that still have integrity. These teachers and coaches are what keeps me letting my children attend and the hope that their example will be followed by the others in charge of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

I think that this school bases too much on football. I attended my entire life and I still live there now. Unforntately, I am sending my children also. They lack in scholastics and focus on sports (mainly football, check the budget!) It is a very 'clicky' school. If you're not in the right 'click', you're nothing. Books are supposed to be on a 5 year rotation but if they don't have enough to purchase books they only buy as many as they can. Leaving other students with photo copied books. If you can, send your students anywhere but here.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 28, 2005

Small is very good, all the students and teachers know and look after each other. My first son did very well at Gobles and now my scecond son is in high school. Every kid has a chance to play on a sports team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2004

I think that Gobles school system is great I am very happy with how they treat the students with care. They work with each one to make sure they understand the information that they are taught very well. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

This is a wonderful school. Both of my sons were in the Gobles school system and they blossomed. We had to move due to a job transfer but I wish they could have finished school there. It's a small school and they can afford the time and attention to make sure every child recieves what they need. The teachers are awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2003

The Gobles Public school system is a great place for your child to go. All the people are friendly and the teachers are great! Not to mention the extra-curricular activity. If you live in South West Michigan, then I would try to send your child to this school.


Posted September 11, 2003

Gobles Public Schools was a blessing to my family over two generations. My husband attended there during his entire schooling and we moved back there to raise our children with the same fundamental ideals as was my husband. This is a school that truly cares about the children and the relationship of the parents with their children. The staff is very supporting at every turn. God Bless this school district for its work in our community.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
25%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
41%
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 Students26%
Female33%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female44%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students45%
Female44%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female70%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
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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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

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Reading growth at this school

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ACT participation

92%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

90%


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 93% 69%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian N/A 1%
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 45%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mr. Phillip Mcandrew
Fax number
  • (269) 628-5306

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409 North State St
Gobles, MI 49055
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