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Jenison High School

Public | 8-12 & ungraded | 1416 students

 

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Posted July 27, 2009

It is a wonderfull school. I think that it is a wonderfull school because all of the teachers are great and the school has a good set up.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 3, 2007

Great environment for kids to grow up in, high academic standards, an extracurricular activity for everyone to join, member of the top 100 music schools in the country, plenty of AP opportunities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2005

I love going to school here, I know i'm having the time of my life, and my school experience is wonderful so far! I love high school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2004

Jenison High School is one of the best. It has great teachers and staff that know the students by name. Each student is motivated to do their best, and if they decide to strive for excellence, there are teachers willing to go the extra mile to help. They do testing to place more advanced students in the right classes, and they have AP College classes available to juniors and seniors. Their marching band is well known nationally. They have an extracuricular activity for anyone and anything, and councelors that are patient and understanding. As a graduate of Jenison, I want my kids to go nowhere else but right here.
—Submitted by a former student


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About these ratings

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.
Math

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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The state average for Science was 20% 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

Social Studies

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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32%

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34%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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49%

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48%

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44%

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48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

323 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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73%

2013

 
 
65%

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68%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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58%

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46%

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51%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

323 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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67%

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60%

2011

 
 
68%
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%
Female42%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female40%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female53%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities8%
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?

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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

95%

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 87% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 21%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Special education

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Brandon Graham
Fax number
  • (616) 457-4070

Programs

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  • Independent Study
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2140 Bauer Rd
Jenison, MI 49428
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Phone: (616) 457-3400

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