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Inkster High School

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Posted October 28, 2013

that school was the best school i ever been to. i say this because no matter what you hear and what you think you seen , but what i know i had really learend some thing. i think the school really had great teacher and good students. i dont know would they close down the school i loved dearly but they did.that is what i think you should know about my old school. i loved thatr it was a kind small place so you relly couldnt get lost. it was the type of envirment that everybody know each other,they had good programs and sports and you really had to push you self.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2013

This school was terrible. The teachers stopped caring and the staff played favoritism. I mean if u did not know anyone with connections you did not get a way with anything. The security guards did not do their job they let kids in and out to school. the classroom were over crowded you could barely learning in there, the math teachers were not doing a job, and the English teachers did not do their job so the school suckish. I can honestly say that I graduated just because I was there I did not have to do any homework I felt that I did not learn nothing. that school was just horrible and deserve to be shut down.


Posted October 22, 2012

This school (and district) is failing all of their students! Just look at the School Report Card here: https://www.mischooldata.org/DistrictSchoolProfiles/ReportCard/SchoolReportCard/SchoolReportCard.aspx Overall Status Adequate Yearly Progress Status: Did Not Make AYP Education YES! Grade: D AYP Elements Targets Met: 3 of 15 MME: Less than 5% Advanced or Proficient; 41% Partially Proficient; 56% NOT Proficient (Could this be any worse?) ACT Scores: Mean Score 14.5 (meaning NONE are ready for college) Additionally, this school is ranked in the bottom 2% statewide. This school (and district) is FAILING it's Students!! Need I say more!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2012

The way people are rating this school is amusing. I wouldn't say it's a terrible school, but it shouldn't be given the glory that some of the parents and students are giving it. A lot of the problems come from the students, who choose to skip and not do the work. Sending your child here that's all you would have to worry about. Besides that the teachers are all very helpful, informative, and involved. They give shortcuts sometimes, that as an honors student, I dislike. The security stay on their job for the most part. And administration are helpful as well. Of course there are drugs in the school, but that's with almost every high school in Michigan. Inkster High is definitely improving, and becoming a " Great School"
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2012

This school is excellent because the students, teachers, and administrators know each other and care about each other. We are a big community with athletes, performers, special ed students, college students, a great teen health center, caring counselors. There is a place for every person to feel important. We need the principals and teachers to stay longer. The principals have changed a few times this year. Too many teachers are long- term subs. All teachers should be full time professionals and subs should be for a couple of days at a time, not all year. The cafeteria service has great food.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

Whoever think this school is "good" is like driving with their eyes closed. One of the darkest corners in the education field.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 13, 2011

Giving young adults an extra year to transition into the high school environment is an exceptional idea and a concept that has been working well at Inkster the 9th Grade Academy. Students have that much needed opportutnity to develop their independence, adjust to high school responsibilites, and "find themselves' before being thrust into the high school population. Inkster 9th Grade Academy is a concept that works!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 17, 2011

Inkster 9th Grade Academy provides an excellent environment for students to progress academically. With a highly-qualified and motivated staff, students are pushed to reach their potential. By not only setting high expectations, but also ensuring that students are held to these expectations, promoting academic rigor and self discipline. I love working with our Inkster team/family!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 19, 2011

This the worst school I've ever had to deal with ! Mr. Harris is a Big Fake ! He doesn't know what's going on in that school even when you show him video footage ! I can't apologize enough to my son for making him attend J Jokester high. The. Staff knows Nothing ! So I'm not surprised that the students are NOT being educated properly, fighting and smoking weed. You can call Roy Harris the new King of comedy. He's a big joke ! Right along with Ms Marsh, their security and the rest of the staff. You can describe this school as CHAOS AT IT'S BEST!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

Its a good school........but the 9th graders have no say so in what goes on even when teachers say we got to make descions about the 9th grade academy its a good school but after one year im not goin back...
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2011

im very happy and satified with Inkster High i enrolled my son in the 10th grade and we live in detroit. I have no regrets and he is graduating from Inkster High in June!!!! proud mom!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Complete lack of discipline, no support by the administration and out of control students led me to quit within five weeks of being hired. The students have major apathy and the office does nothing to encourage either them or the teachers. I would not send my children here if it were the only school in the world.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 10, 2009

I graduated from inkster 2008, i seen I.H.S come a long way. The teachers love to give a helping hand and the school has more of a family vibe. GO Vikings!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2009

I love this school and how all the teachers ared active with their students


Posted May 5, 2008

Inkster high school is not where you want to send your child to. Inkster high school fails to give your child a safe and educational enviorment. Inkster high school fails to return parents call or provide quaity transportation
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

This is definetly one of the elite schools in Michigan both with athletics and academics and they only keep getting better and better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

Inkster High has become one of Michigan's best schools. A couple of years ago I would have neve even considered allowing my son to attend Inkster because of their reputation,but the administration has completely turn this district around. The career and college programs that is offered to the students is excellent. I would recommend this school to any and everyone now it's amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

Inkster High has come a long way. I recieved nothing but greatness in action for my children. Way to go Vicking
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

As a parent at this time I'm happy that my daughter attends Inkster H.S. My daughter is going into the 10th grade she enjoys attending Inkster H.S.There are caring teachers and supporting staff members. The Principal is a good, fair and strict disciplenarian he cares very much for the students education and well being. There has been student issues but there are student issues and problems in every school.I'm glad I chose Inkster H.S. for my daughter's education. I also like the dual enrollment in the Honors Acadmey and Ivy League programs. I believe the school is awesome in academics,sports, and extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

Hi i just want to say that Inkster High School is great for the young adults. I have a daughter that's in the Performing Arts Academy. Shes apart of the Marching Band . I think Mr.level is great with the kids. To my understanding the band has been on a lot of trips lately. And, i appreciate Mr.level and the Inkster board for taking the kids places that they've never been to. So as far as the things that's going on now, i want the parents and the staff to know that they need to get involved with everything. And i believe that if they want there children to excell in anything then they would want to be on top.
—Submitted by a parent


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Source: Michigan Department of Education

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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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Ethnicity This school State average
African-American 99% 18%
Hispanic 1% 6%
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Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A48%
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3250 Middlebelt Rd
Inkster, MI 48141
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