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Hartland High School

Public | 8-12 & ungraded | 1797 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 12, 2014

What can I say about Hartland High School? The vast majority of the Teachers are very good, with some being absolutely outstanding. The teachers are always very friendly and truly care about the students, the material, and often have just casual conversations with students before/after class. The administration is also very involved in the school and in making sure they hear what the students have to say. Every other Friday, the Principal hosts "Pies with the principal" and meets with a randomly selected group of students for a pizza lunch, asking them for ideas on how to improve the school. The other administrators are also very involved, and can be seen at lots of after school events. Where Hartland really shines though is in their business/marketing department. They have four, full-time business teachers with real world experience. We have the largest DECA (Marketing Competition) Chapter in the Michigan, with over 400 kids. Last years alone we took over 200 to the State and 60 students to the International Completion. If you are considering sending your student here, make sure they get involved in something! There are tons of clubs are ways to get involved. I love Hartland.


Posted January 20, 2014

This is a nice place. There Administration and Counselors seem to care, which is most of the battle. The seasoned teachers are excellent but the amount of young inexperienced teachers is overwhelming. Great CAD and career tech classes as well as college prep courses. If you choose to send your child make sure they end up with Mrs. Dubay, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Gazda, or Mrs. Iden for something. They are by far the three best educators that a young adult could ever hope to work with. The athletics facility is superb and the security is headed up by Mike Capra, one of the best people you could ever hope to meet. Overall, it's a great place. I'm proud to say this is where i'm from, and no other public school I know would be able to provide the resources to succeed in today's world like Hartland High School.


Posted September 3, 2011

There is a great lack of motivation in students. The school is a safe environment, but there are a lot of drugs around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

I am a past student, and i agree that teachers are above average. The education prepares you for the future education and life.


Posted December 4, 2008

This school is a very good school teaching wise. The teachers are awsome! The staff (office workers, principle, and counselors) try very hard to keep the students under control and happy, but i have seen them act coldly to parents. The math books are really bad and hard to understand.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2008

My school is a very good school. The teachers are nice and will help you if you ask for it, they won't just come up and help you, they have many students to deal with. I have to admitt we are on a short supplies on books but there are only 2 classes I am in that I can't bring a book home, spanish and marketing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2008

Hartland High School is one of the best around in the state of Michigan. The teachers, counselors, and administarotirs are easily assessable and willing to listen to parent concerns. All of the staff memembers that I have come into contact with are alsways prompt and knowledgable. My son is a special needs student and all of his teahcers and the counselors work with us to assist our child. I am very happy with the overall quality of education my child is receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

This scool doesn't have the money for social study books that students can take home, but it has a nice, big pool (?) The administrations is always blaming the over-flowing class size for the incompetent teachers w/ tenure. Teachers are not accountible. If your child is extremely independent, all is good. If your child needs one-one guidance, forget it! They do not care. They also treat students unequally. One student will be allowed to switch classes, the other will not. Basically, the counselors lie to you, and hope you just go away. The math program is terrible. In my sons class alone, I knew of ten failing students! Even the director of Sylvan asked me if I knew where they could get a copy of his Math books. They claimed there was an influx of Hartland students needing help in Math. Even Sylvan couldn't figure out how to teach it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

Over 30 students per class . Cold/inconsistant administration. Math program deteriorating.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

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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

Social Studies

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

480 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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45%

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49%

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42%
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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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47%

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47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

415 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

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67%

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67%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

414 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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41%

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38%

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36%
Social Studies

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

414 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

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53%

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56%

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53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

414 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

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65%

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67%

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63%
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 Students42%
Female41%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male67%
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Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female39%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students54%
Female49%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female74%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities73%
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

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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

97%

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 96% 69%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 12%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Benjamin Mainka
Fax number
  • (810) 626-2201

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10635 Dunham Rd
Hartland, MI 48353
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Phone: (810) 626-2200

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