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Grand Blanc Community High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2699 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted April 15, 2014

This school has been nothing but trouble for my son. He has been bullied not stop by students and ridiculed by teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

Wonderful school, plenty of oppurtunities, and dedicated teachers. Went from East middle school to this school and there is definetly a significant difference in how issues are handled, how classrooms are handled, and how great the teachers are.


Posted January 29, 2014

Grand Blanc has the best Special Education team I have seen! Kudos to them for wanting kids to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

I sincerely believe that Grand Blanc schools are very good. My son was enrolled there from 8 - 12 grade. He is now on an academic scholarship in Missouri due to some of the best teachers around. He played football, was on the track team and powerlifting team. He had a well-rounded education. The school systems keeps each parent up to date each week on their children's progress and any missed assignments. I am grateful to all of the friendly office staff and teachers that has helped my son succeed thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

Bullying out of control Gangs walk together in H.S. halls, push others out of way Way too much "in school" suspension used Social atmosphere rather than a true learning environment Lots of time spent teaching to the MEAP and other standardized tests Getting an A here really does not mean anything....it is very easy to get A's They need to focus on academics instead of so much of their resources on athletics!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2011

I hate this high school there are too many kids per teacher, the athletics ranks WAY above the academics and the staff can be very rude at times, Ive gone to grand blanc schools my whole life and I am extremely glad I am moving, the people just arent friendly
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2010

Grand Blanc High School is a very good school. It is very supportive of the students and provides many choices of programs. They excel in both academics and sports. It is a very large school and would like to have it a little smaller so it is not so overwhelming when you first get there, but they do a fine job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

GBHS has been providing my daughter and her classmates a wonderful education and educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

From kindergarten through 12th grade my sons have been treated very well and I think they got a very high quality education. There was never an issue that came up that wasn't solved to my satisfaction. There was always good communication between the teachers and myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2010

I have been to alot of different schools my whole life but gb has been the best. Ive made more friends than i thought i would, and i feel for once im actually learning at school and not just sitting there listening to the tacher lecture the whole time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2010

I highly disagree that this is the best school in Michigan. Go to Oakland County and look there if you are looking for a great Michigan school. Grand Blanc Schools likes to meddle in their students personal lives and are well known for this. The majority of the teachers are just there for a paycheck. If you have a student who wants to play football they had better be a great player or they will stand on the sidelines for the entire season. Like I said before, if you are looking for a great Michigan school, check out Oakland County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2010

This is definitely the best school in the state of Michigan! This school has programs and extracuricular! One of the most rigourous learnig expirences in the country! My student was prepared great for college by attending here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

My daughter received a great education there and is doing well in college
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It is just a 'fantastic' educational, safe, school for our students.


Posted September 25, 2009

All four of my children graduated from Grand Blanc High. They received a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

I am an Alumni of Grand Blanc Community High School. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the school system. I know now that while attending GBHS I was prepared by the most outstanding Staff in the state[of Michigan]. I made some of the most lasting friendships and some of the best memories while getting a quality education in a tight-nit community. Also an added bonus: a humanities class that deserves recognition for culture, class and indifference. Cultured; 'All American'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2008

I can only say wonderful things about Grand Blanc Schools at the elementary and middle school levels. However, having 2 that have gone through the high school, I am greatly disappointed. I have had teachers show way too many movies (non-academic), spend time on their own computer, brag about the fail rate of their class, send a student to tutoring rather than spend time in class on a subject, etc. The success of Grand Blanc students is due to the strong foundation at the lower levels and the parent involvement, in my opinion. In addition, working with the office is like dealing with a govt beaurocracy: lots of passing the buck, rude, demanding, too big and impersonal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

i'm a student at grand blanc and it is the best school around. im only a sophomore and i already know that i am better prepared for college than the majority of students from other districts because this school is so amazing. it is large, which all the students love because it gives you a change to met a ton of new people. everyone is accepting at grand blanc, and their sports program is prettty good. the honors and AP courses are phenomenal; ive taken at least one honros class every year ive gone here. the teachers care about you personally and it is rare that you get a bad teacher who doesn't care what you do. it is strict compared to other schools with respectable rules that are followed to the T. if you want your child to get a good education and excel, send them to GBHS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2007

Grand Blanc is great. I would recommend this school. It's great and education is awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2007

I have had three children graduate from Grand Blanc. Grand Blanc is an excellent school system. The teachers, even at high school level will call if there is a problem or concern with your child. The academic program is designed to prepare your student for college. There are plenty of clubs and other activities to pick from.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

745 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

625 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

625 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

627 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

626 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

629 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%
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 Students34%
Female29%
Male39%
African American18%
Asian67%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial19%
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
African American58%
Asian83%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female28%
Male43%
African American18%
Asian61%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial28%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female51%
Male68%
African American39%
Asian72%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial58%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female69%
Male58%
African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial44%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities33%
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?

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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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?

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ACT participation

90%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

88%


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 75% 69%
African-American 15% 18%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian 0% 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 25%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Dr. Jennifer Hammond
Fax number
  • (810) 591-6693

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12500 Holly Rd
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
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