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Grand Ledge High School

Public | 9-12 | 1693 students

 
 

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Posted September 18, 2013

I attended grand ledge for the entirety of my primary schooling career. simply put, the teaching staff and the management care about the kids. I was more than a handful all the way through school but every teacher, principal, and staff member took time to coach me. I am a better person for having attended grand ledge schools. If you have the opportunity to attend, or have your children atten this district, seize it. You will be glad you did.


Posted October 10, 2011

Caring, helpful teachers; well above average music programs, very easily top in the state; great athletic programs; overall just a wonderful school. Any problems with a child in this kid is purely the child and the parent's fault, no blame on the school. Safe environment, and comfortable place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

They care about the students education and the parents involvement with the education process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

I went to grand ledge and i thought it was so wonderful.. The people .. The teachers and everything thank for so much
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2008

I just cannot give this school any better rating. We are terribly dissappointed in the teachers, sports and over all environment. Way to big so only the cream of the crop get to play any sports and the teachers dont seem to really care if a student is having difficulty.Drugs and alcohol are a serious problem. We are not impressed with Grand Ledge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

Great school! Wouldnt want to go anywhere else
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2005

Many teachers seem to be ineffective and can't get their point across. The school has rules but many of these rules are easy to get around and the punishments do nothing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2005

there is a wide array of programs available, but the counselors are not helpful. This school has the local police on staff, and they are not prepared to handle students. If there are issues with students, they hand it over to the police. So the kids are not taught how to behave or react. I rate this school poor, and wish we had never moved here. They only look at students who are high profile due to the high count of students, so the other students get lost. My child was an athlete, and I hated the special attention the Coaches gave these kids, along with looking the other way when they needed to be disciplined. They gave attention to kids with high grades, but nothing was done to make kids get better grades if they were on starting line up. Winning was priority, at the cost of the childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

Great learning experience. Great teachers and administrators. Prepared me for college.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

457 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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33%

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

414 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

413 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

414 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

415 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
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 Students33%
Female31%
Male35%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities2%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students31%
Female29%
Male33%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students43%
Female36%
Male49%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities68%
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%
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55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

94%

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 86% 69%
African-American 6% 18%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 21%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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820 Spring Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
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