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Ida High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 485 students

 
 

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Posted October 8, 2010

Ida Public Schools is a great...down home....country school that has the parents and the community support. There is not much money in Ida as it is a farming community but the participation by the community, students, parents is phenomenol. Test scores are the best in the region and there is no tolerance for bad behavior by students...i.e. there is very little if any trouble there. Parents from surrounding communities try to get their kids into Ida Schools because of the greatness it has for a public school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

the teachers and staff are incredible!could not ask for better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2009

As a graduate from Ida, I can say that it is an excellent school. The teachers are there to help you learn in anyway they can. The chances getting in trouble are far less compaired to a city school. I liked the fact that every one knew everyone. It is a very safe and educational school.


Posted August 25, 2008

I feel that the good old boy network is in full bloom at Ida. My children have been there for going on 10 years and I have to say they would had been better off at private schools. It seems like once a teacher gets their time in they just glide through till they retire. My daughter took spanish as a freshman and didn't learn a thing. They now offer Art as a Foriegn Language to meet the states requirements for graduation. Art? Make the kids learn something. Hold them to a higher standard. As for sports. The policy is two failures and you can't play. I think it should be at least a C average or you don't play. This school does not even have a track to run meets on. Stuck in the 1970's. Put up a milliage for vote. Invest in the kids future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

I graduated in 2006, and I believe Ida is a wonderful school. The teachers are very helpful even after graduation. To this day I still talk to some of the wonderful teachers that I once had. The only bad thing is not having a very big option in class choices. WHich is understandable concidering our economy. Needless the extracurricular activities are wonderful, and there are a lot of ways to get involved in the communit with help through this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2006

Overall I think the Ida High School is a good school academically. I am disappointed with the lack of specific interest offerings. Classes are very traditional. I also want to point out that the minority ratio is only 1% with 99% being of 'caucasion' race. I think it is extremely important to have diversity in education since this country is not only at a ratio of 33% minority, but steadily changing in terms of cultural identity and global resources. I would hope that Ida would try to expand class offerings as well as offer a variety of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

Wonderful school, very caring teachers ... This school has totally turned my child around , parents could be more involved so we could add more benefits for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2005

Ida is a great school, with many qualities. My sons learned good study skills, and went off to college and succeeded. The teachers are caring and wish the best for every single student. Another quality of Ida High School is the success of the many extra curricular activities it offers. There is an awesome band program, great sports teams, and the wondreful students take pride in what they take part in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My g'son transferred to Ida and found teachers caring and helpful, it turned him completely around, he was barely passing. He graduated and his now in college studying accounting. Thank you Ida for giving him a future.


Posted August 31, 2003

The leadership, teachers and couslers of this school allowed our son to slip through 12 years of supposed education and failed him in his senior year. Never responding to our many, many requests for help. We had him tested after his final year and found him to suffer from dyslexia actually 5 out of 6 categories. How could a school not suspect, see or fail to do nothing. This school system is a bunch of hard headed, cold hearted 1920's good ol boys bent on their way or the highway mentality. Do yourself a favor, don't get caught in this web at the cost of your childs edcuation.
—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.
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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36%

2013

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%
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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 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%
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 Students49%
Female43%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female38%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students53%
Female43%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female64%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities61%
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

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55%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

95%

Average ACT score

20

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 97% 69%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 0% 18%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Multiracial N/A 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 18%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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3145 Prairie St
Ida, MI 48140
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