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Hamtramck High School

Public | 9-12 | 957 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted February 25, 2014

I am currently a student at Hamtramck High. From what I experience, the school and staff are excellent! The teachers go above and beyond to help kids as much as possible. These are the type of teachers that care about or education. They are the type that are willing to stay after school just to help us students if we need. The problem is many of our fellow classmates are ignorant and careless. Some of us don't take advantage of all the opportunities that are given to us. All the chances that are given to us to be successful are taken for granted. Therefore I think it is unfair that the whole school, including the great teachers and other staff members are punished and criticized due to the lack of effort from some careless students.


Posted March 23, 2013

This school has a unique environment that can not be imitated. Yes there are students that give the high school a bad reputation. However, the administration is working hard to improve the school and is always trying to be ahead of the curve in implementing new strategies. to help the students achieve.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 27, 2010

I am a teacher here and i have to say this is a school that teaches kids to live their life to the fullest. its fun yet educating at the same time. i highly recommend this school to any high school student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 16, 2009

I must say, the facility and staffs are excellent. No offense but it's the disorderly students who gives this school a bad name.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2008

this school is a good school , frget what people say there just jelouse , i go to HHS and its great !
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2008

I substituted at this school and it is by far the worst school i have ever been too!!! it reminds me of the movie east side high. The students have no respect for their authorities...They yell/curse in the hallways. They have food fights...And work...???? It will be safe to say, they shouldn't even be in high school... Dont send your kids to this place/zoo!!! not a learning environment!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 22, 2008

The school is extremely getting better, with new technology and more enforced safety rules. You can see it might and possibly will become a better school.The teachers are cool too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

This school is very incompetently managed. The administration of the district is more interested in raising money than the well-being of the students. Safety is definitely an issue at this school for students. There are some great teachers at this school but they usually quit within 1-2 years. Teachers only work as a team to keep themselves employed and to get undeserved raises. You're better off with a charter school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2004

this district is uniquely multicultural. Having 33 languages spoken in the district. It is in an urban setting. Teachers create a wonderful team. There is a full ESL program but no AP programs. Great learning environment
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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7%

2013

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
7%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
9%
Social Studies

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
23%
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 Students8%
Female12%
Male6%
African American0%
Asian12%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White9%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities9%
English language learners2%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female41%
Male23%
African American18%
Asian22%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students4%
Female6%
Male2%
African American0%
Asian4%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White5%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities4%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students15%
Female12%
Male17%
African American13%
Asian10%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities16%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students22%
Female30%
Male16%
African American11%
Asian21%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learners2%
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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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

89%

Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

72%


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 38% 69%
Asian 35% 3%
African-American 25% 18%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 80%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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11410 Charest Street
Hamtramck, MI 48212
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Phone: (313) 892-7505

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