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Hanover-Horton High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 414 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 3, 2014

My son attends school here. He has had very positive experiences. I have been very pleased also with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

We moved our daughter to Hanover Horton High School from Columbia Schools. We made this choice because we were not happy with the negative environment at Columbia. Our daughter was not thrilled with the idea of moving to a new High School. She felt it would be difficult to make new friends and fit in but nothing could be further from the truth. Hanover Horton is such a positive environment and the other teenagers welcomed our daughter with open arms. There is a sense of family there and the other children build each other up rather then the usual bullying that goes on with teenagers. They embrace athletics as well as the arts and our daughter has strived in both. The academics are very challenging and the classes they offer allow the students to experience unique opportunities. The schools are newly renovated to ensure additional safety. The school is clean and well kept - with art and student projects throughout the halls. We highly recommend Hanover Horton schools. Our daughter loves going to school and that in itself speaks volumes!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

I absolutely love this high school! The academic programs and support from teachers is amazing. My daughter will be well prepared for college after graduation. I am especially impressed with the engineering program. Without the opportunity to explore this program in high school, she may not have even thought of engineering as a career, but now plans to major in this field. The leadership of Dan Draper is excellent. He truly cares about each student and it shows that their success is his top priority. I have never once had to remind him who my daughter was or introduce myself, he takes it upon himself to know all of the students and families in his school. Additionally, the community support from businesses and families is second to none. Add that to the success of our athletic and music programs along with numerous club opportunities for all students and you just cannot go wrong with Hanover Horton Schools. I would never consider another school for my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

Love this school! As a graduate of H-H (class of 2001), my high school experience was great! Teachers and administrative staff were supportive and looked out for our best interests, sports and other organizations were fun and fair, and the overall atmosphere was positive. I would highly reccomend H-H for any student looking to excel and be part of a close knit community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

My husband travels to different high schools around the state, many of which are much larger and have more resources than H-H. He has commented that Hanover-Horton is one of the better high schools that he has seen. The facilities are excellent, the teachers are well-educated and effective, and the administration exhibits strong and community minded leadership. The school is very well-run both fiscally and with regard to personnel. We have been blessed with great teachers, a great principal and an excellent superintendent. This is truly a community-oriented school, and is well supported by parents as well as other community members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

Hanover Horton rocks! To me a great school is more than just academic achievement.... It is a community that works toward a common goal of developing great citizens with great character and a great sense of citizenship . The parents, teachers, administrators, school board and all the support staff work hard to achieve that but do so as a family . I love Hanover Horton and for our 4 kids there is no place better!!!!! The Comets are second to none!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2008

Great school, it is just too bad the district can't continue to support after school programs like Night Lights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

I give the school a rating four because I am a graduate of 2006-2007 and I went to Hanover for 14 years and I hated it sometimes but most of the time I was there I liked it so it all worked out good because i'm graduated and trying to continue my education to study some type of medicine at the Jackson Community College.


Posted July 21, 2007

This High School is AWESOME! The staff from the Superintendent right down to the Maintenance Crew CARE about their students! By far the school is superior both academically as well as athletically. Exceptional school spirit, wonderful learning environment, fantastic student body. Most schools have 'clicks' but at H-HH you will find all grade levels interacting with respect, compassion, and integrity. Just an overall wonderful experience for everyone. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Our daughters entered second semester their 10th and 7th grade years as school of choice transfers and were immediately accepted. Both have experienced positive lifetime memories. Thank you Hanover-Horton High School, as a parent your daily effort is appreciated!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I have been pleased with what this small town school has to offer its students and families. There is a real sense of the school(s) being the center of the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

This is a great school. The teachers are very well qualified and they listen to their students. There MEAP scores are very good as well. All the teachers are friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a good school look no further then Hanover Horton High School.
—Submitted by a 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.

Grade level

Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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21%

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39%
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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
23%
Social Studies

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
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%
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

97%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

93%


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 93% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
African-American N/A 18%
Asian 0% 3%
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 26%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Dan Draper
Fax number
  • (517) 563-0155

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10000 Moscow Rd
Horton, MI 49246
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