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Harbor Springs High School

Public | PK, 9-12 & ungraded | 306 students

 
 

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Posted December 12, 2011

I was disapointed by the quality of this school system. The teachers are very opinionated and pick sides. since the school is soooo small word gets around fast. These are not only the opinions of my but also other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

This school is a blessing. where else could a person fail themselves, and give up on themselves, only to not be given up on by the staff of their high school. This school changed my life, and it all happened because of the awesome staff inside. It was the people, not the place, that made the difference.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2005

Harbor Springs High School has an excellent atmosphere. The teachers are well-chosen, and I think the curriculum and teaching methods are well-proven and understandable. If you're looking for a good school in Northern Michigan, Harbor Springs is an great decision!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2005

Don't like this school at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2004

I think that the harbor springs high school is a very good school. All of the teachers are very nice to all of the students. The principal is very helpful. When my kids go off to school i don't have to worry about them because I know that they are safe. This school is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

I am a graduate of HSHS and my son is a senior this year. The school has greatly improved over the last 30 years. We have completely renovated the high school which sits atop the bluff in the middle of Harbor Springs. The teachers care about their students. My son feels comfortable with most of the teachers in the school. The principal is a great advocate for the students and provides a safe atmosphere for each student to reach as far as they are motivated to go.
—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.

Grade level

Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

2013

 
 
49%

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64%
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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
58%
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

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

22

Graduation rate

>95%


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%
American Indian 7% 1%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 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 31%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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327 East Bluff Dr
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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Phone: (231) 526-4800

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