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Hackett Catholic Central High School

Private | 9-12 | 288 students

Academic Excellence, Faith Formation, Character Development

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $100,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $670.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 5, 2013

The academic standards at Hackett are outstanding. Her achievements in Latin and AP Math and Lit are well beyond what we hoped for. Our child is a junior this year and has loved attending class these last two years. The Catholic atmosphere and teachings are a blessing and the student body is less polarized than your typical public schools. My daughter is a bit of an oddball and gets no grief from any of the other students or teachers. I am from a family of public school educators and am certain that she would not be received quite so well at these institutions. The price you pay to attend Catholic schools are well worth every cent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

Hard to find a school that the kids get bullied more and the administration does less to deal with it
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Posted November 5, 2010

Hackett has a wonderful, caring community, as well as a strong academic atmosphere. My children were prepared for college and life in general.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2010

When walking through the halls of Hackett Catholic Central, I found nothing but pure bliss.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

Grade level

Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
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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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school St Augustine Cathedral School
St Monica Catholic School
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 2% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 98% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Michigan
Michigan State
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • TIMOTHY EASTMAN
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • No
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Fax number
  • (269) 381-3919

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • EFE and EFA

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Student and Family Vehicle
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • College/career center
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • KRESA
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Drama club
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Marching band
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Michigan
Michigan State
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 2%
4 year college - 98%
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1000 West Kilgore Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Phone: (269) 381-2646

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