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Grosse Pointe North High School

Public | 9-12 | 1334 students

 

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted March 28, 2014

Really great kids and teachers. Have a freshmen who really likes the school and all it offers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

I transferred from Liggett to GPN halfway through my freshman year, and I am so glad I did. Great staff (my brother's Honors Chem teacher won Michigan teacher of the year), and very challenging coursework, I learned so much more at this public school than at a school charging 25,000 a year. Teachers are very helpful and want to see you succeed. The Honors classes are top notch, and I am looking forward to the rest of my years at North.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2013

I want to send my daughter to this school. It is one of the highest rated and the reviews are excellent. The only thing that I worry about, is us not being in the School school district. I really don't want our home location to take a good education opportunity away.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 15, 2012

if you have a choice to go to North or U of D... go to North ... way better school soically...if you want to have a social life in high school... go to north...if you want to be stuck at home studying all the time... go to U of D


Posted June 12, 2012

As a recent graduate of GPN now attending the University of Michigan, I felt underprepared my first year of college. The coursework at North was fairly easy with little application to what was being taught. Tests were straight recall. The science department was a complete joke. Teachers did not have enough of a grasp on the material to teach it. There are a lot of AP offerings but the teachers do not prepare students well enough for the AP tests with many students not earning a 4 or a 5. The staff was very nice and helpful but I feel as though the curriculum should be more focused on preparing students for college courses. I was in all honors and AP classes. For students that weren't, they often complained of disruptive classmates. The disciplinary policies at North were terrible. Releasing a chicken caused suspension but receiving straight C's and D's and being a nuisance to other students allowed for participation in sports and other activities and no discipline. I had a great time all 4 years at North. The extracurriculars, sports, and events were all a blast. I have so many good memories with great friends from North. I wouldn't trade my high school experience for anything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2011

This is to whoever said this: "Great school but has too many students from other non-GP areas taking advantage of open enrollment. This leads to strained racial relations within the student body." Even though I do not attend this school, I would like to say that every student has the right to get an education wherever they would like IF it makes them be that much more successful in life. If people didn't have their aversions to diversity and actually accepting somebody of a different race or that may not be as fortunate as they are for once in their lives, maybe students wouldn't have such strained relationships amongst each other. Maybe this school should embrace diversity for once. You don't have to wear hollister, aeropostale, or ugg boots to be a good student. You don't have to live in a home with a $100,000 income or more to be a good student. And, you don't have to live in Grosse Pointe to be a good student, either.


Posted August 25, 2010

I recently graduated from GPN. I cannot say enough about how much I loved it. Academically, there are so many different classes to take. Teachers constantly challenge their students to succeed. Teachers make themselves available for help and often will come in early or stay after school for help. There are so many different clubs and organizations to become involved in. In my opinion, GPN is what you make of it. If you want to slip by and take all of the easy classes, go ahead. If you want to take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities and challenges, then this is the school for you. One would be foolish not to tap in to the many resources that GPN makes available. From the outstanding faculty to the phenomenal student body, I am proud to say that I am a GPN graduate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2010

I am currently a student at GPN and I love it. The atmosphere is always positive and welcoming. Teachers work super hard to ensure that students have the best environment to work and learn in, plus they are always willing to help. There are so many different clubs, classes, and options available to students. All in all, it is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2009

My son is going to be a junior this coming year, and he did very well this past year. The teachers always offered extra help if necassary and I was impressed with his report card. I very much like this school. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

Great school but has too many students from other non-GP areas taking advantage of open enrollment. This leads to strained racial relations within the student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

My daughter graduated last year from North. She had so many opportunities, AP classes, clubs, unlimited sports and teachers who really care about these kids. Just about all the children who graduate go on to 4 year universities and most with scholarships.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2006

Our children found the teachers helpful and dedicated. They felt prepared for college, whereas some of their friends who went to private schools really struggled with college coursework. Many teachers offered interesting field trips and out-of-class initiatives. North had several extracurricular options and clubs, too. A great school in a great district.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

321 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%
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 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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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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

94%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

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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 68% 69%
African-American 27% 18%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 18%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • NCA Accredited (2006)
  • Numerous Merit Award Winners (2007)
  • National Merit Award Winners (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kathryn Murray
Fax number
  • (313) 432-3202

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew, Sailing
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • crew, sailing

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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707 Vernier Rd
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
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Phone: (313) 432-3200

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