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Westwood Cyber High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 641 students

 
 

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Posted May 26, 2013

Cyber School antiquated method to grade. Courses content is highly biased ethnically. Teachers cannot keep up with the grading of projects as fast as students complete them, when some grading could be automated. They are trying to get an AP program started but when the teachers are behind how can the students get ahead? They do require 2 hours a week Brick and Mortar attendance which is good but student bonding is almost non existent. Great for many but not right for everyone. Very nice staff they do try despite the hardships.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

Westwood is a great option for students. Students receive a regular high school diploma, not a GED, when they finish school. Students are also give a free iMac computer to take home and do school work on. They get to keep the computer if they complete the program. The lab (located behind Daly Elementary) has many teachers on site to work with students one-on-one. Each students is assigned a projects manager and mentor to work with and help them complete school as quick as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

WCHS has changed the way kids think about schooling by letting them take charge of the learning. Each student has a say in what they do and how they do it, making them responsible and holding them more accountable for their education.


Posted September 8, 2009

This school has approved my child's attitude about school. Not only is my child more engaged, my child is now looking into colleges. The school is great for at-risk students to earn their high school diploma and gives parents an alternative for helping their kids get a high school education. It is very non-traditional so do your homework to see if this is the right choice for you and your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

Awesome way to get a high school diploma. You work @ your own pace and with your own ideas. This is how High School should be for everyone!
—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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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6%

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Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
12%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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16%

2012

 
 
23%

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25%

2010

 
 
26%
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

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
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55%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

52%

Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

11%


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 66% 69%
African-American 27% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
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 50%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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25824 Michigan Ave
Inkster, MI 48141
Phone: (313) 565-0288

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