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Grass Lake High School

Public | 9-12 | 406 students

 
 

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Posted February 27, 2009

I am very unhappy with the cirriculum of Grass Lake and the teachers do not give enough time to the students. The split classes are ridiculous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

you all have a screw loose grass lake is full a bunch of high class better than the next person a bunch of back stabbers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

This is a great school to grow up in. Most of the students are nice and very welcoming. However the teachers are lacking. Enough homework is given its the fact that we do not understand the homework. Students fail the test because they fail the homework. Many teachers say they'll stay after but never show up! Personally i do love the school but there are areas that it needs to clean up in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2007

I love it! I wish every child in the world could attend such a fine learning institution.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 12, 2006

Grass Lake High School is definitely lacking in the ability of preparing its students for a successful college education. Furthermore, if a student really wants great opportunities in the extracurricular realm, Grass Lake isn't the place. They offer nothing more than the very basic and none of what they offer really provides good, worthwhile experience. Lastly, there is no such thing as parent involvement at Grass Lake High School beyond blind parents making excuses for their trouble making kids in attempts at getting them out of punishment. The Grass Lake school system overall is quite pathetic and leaves students with an education that gets them nowhere near what any basic high school graduate would need to be truly successful in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2005

Okay, I really think that all the parents out there really need to stop dissing the principal! She one of the best! She really cares about the students and their needs! I have never seen someone so caring about the school and if you have a problem with her then take it up with the school board! Thats all I have to say!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

Great school inside a great community. Went to Grass Lake schools my whole life, and I wouldn't change a single minute of it. The parents are very involved in school activities, such as concession stands at athletic events, and at the Warrior Club, which supports Grass Lake athletics. Probably needs a new principal because she isn't very good, but the teachers are great, with a few exceptions. The athletic teams are becoming more competitive as of the last 6 ot 7 years because of increased emphasis on off-season weightlifting and training. The new high school weight room sure helps a lot. The community as a whole is very safe, and comfortable. I was able to leave my car unlocked at school or at home and never really worry about it. Highly recommended community to be a part of.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

2013

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
17%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%
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 Students28%
Female29%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female63%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students27%
Female21%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students37%
Female32%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Female52%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
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

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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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ACT participation

99%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

94%


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 97% 69%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American N/A 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Multiracial 0% 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 28%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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11500 Warrior Trl
Grass Lake, MI 49240
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