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Hart High School

Public | 9-12 | 354 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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13 reviews of this school


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Posted July 1, 2014

This school has the technology of a much larger school. Every child is getting a Google Chrome book this fall! Smart boards in every room. Beautiful performing arts facility! Lots of athletic opportunities for kids to choose from. Very engaged Principals. All schools on one campus. Very happy with the teachers my child has had!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2014

This school is do bad. Teachers do not care about kids or the kids family's. They do not help kids that need it and their is a lot of fighting at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2014

This school is terrible. The teachers couldn't care less about teaching. The material is barely giving to us. The students aren't cared for and all students are closed minded. Ii don't feel as if they are preparing me to further my education
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2012

As a 1980 graduate, I can proudly say that the quality of education and the quality of the educators was excellent. Those teachers gave their all to inspire students to be hard working, productive members of society. As a result, I have been a high school educator for twenty-seven years, have won numerous awards which has included Michigan's Health Educator of the year. I would not be who and what I am today if I had not gotten the education this school has provided to all students over the years.


Posted February 4, 2012

Hart High School has terrific teachers who are passionate about their subject areas. During my time at Hart High, my teachers always pushed me to succeed. This school does a lot with very little. I'm proud to call myself a pirate!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2010

The lack of adequate textbooks shows how little the school values a rigorous acedemic curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

I love hart high. Although we are a little school... That just gives us students more one on one time with the teacher. I believe hart is a very well rounded school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2009

I go to HHs and i have gone to other schools too, and I've never seen a closer student body. the teachers are also great with the students, they have cool ways of teaching you really hard and boring materials.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2008

Hart High School is the best in oceana county. The Band Director, John Taranko has been there for 15 or more years. In that time he has received 1 ratings at district and state festivals. Also in that time period he has only received two, 2 ratings.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2007

As a student of Hart High School, I feel left out compared to the other students who are recieving a more fufilling education at other school districts. The teachers in this small community show a lack of leadership and 'scholarly' lesson plans. I feel unprepared for furthuring my eduaction after my high school experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2006

The leadership at Hart High School is the worst I have ever encountered. The teachers do not care abut their students. I have worked with many students from HHS and the school does not seem to care about their success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2006

This school is a waste of time. I put my kids through this school and i was very disapointed with the poor quality education that they offer. they had good sports programs but i am more worried about my childs edcuation and maybe the teachers at that school should think about that also instead of merely thinking about their paychecks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2006

As a recent graduate I can say the education in hart is unsatisfactory. I slept my way through school and did very well. It did not prepare me for college and the leadership in the school is aweful. Overall the only good thing about the school is the coaches especially in basketball and football were very great romodels.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
23%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
21%

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2011

 
 
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Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/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

Math

All Students12%
Female16%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities15%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female60%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students21%
Female24%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students45%
Female51%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students31%
Female43%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners0%
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%
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

90%

Average ACT score

19

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 62% 69%
Hispanic 35% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Matthew McDonald
Fax number
  • (231) 873-0586

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300 Johnson Street
Hart, MI 49420
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