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Comstock High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 517 students

 
 

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Posted July 22, 2012

I had two children graduate from Comstock. Both went to college after and are very successful, in part from the great experience we had in this school system. My oldest has moved back into the community and her oldest is now enrolled in Comstock, hoping to continue a great tradition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2011

Comstock Schools is a great district. Small enough that you can get to know the teachers and administrators on a first name basis, but large enought to offer kids a wide variety of AP courses and electives. Older well built school buildings that are in the process of being updated. Property taxes are the lowest in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

These schools provide an excellent learning environment for my children. The sports and band programs are tops. New science labs and the past two bonds have helped greatly. Diversity here better prepares my kids than it would at a school like Gull Lake or Galesburg. Go Colts, we love these schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2008

Out of date textbooks, building needs repair, but teachers seem attentive to their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2007

Teachers are kind. However, I find a huge problem with the level of special education at this school. If you have a child that needs help, you might want to reconsider this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

This is a great school!!!! Go Colts!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2007

This is a horrible school. Teachers don't have enough supplies or get paid enough to care about anyone's education. The absence policy is ridiculous, saying if you have 12 absences in one trimester you fail. The school is overcrowded and people get in trouble for small things like hats when serious problems disrupting others' education occurs. The principal only cares about the athletes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2007

They have the greatest teachers in the region and the school is great. Lots of school spirit! All activities are available. Although much of the community is elderly, so our school receives no support.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2007

We could't ask for a better education for our children. Teachers know their students well and focus on the individual needs of students at all levels of ability. Dr. Standish, our assistant superintendent is outstanding! She really cares about the well-being of Comstock students as does Mr. Eastman, our high school principal. We have always had teachers who have been able to key in on the strengths and weaknesses of our children and use that knowledge gained to bring about success. These teachers are truly amazing. We are in awe at their ability to work with such a diverse population. That alone has been an education for our children. The economy has not helped with the advancement of our schools, but there is something about the teachers, staff, and administration of Comstock Public Schools that has lead us to believe they will make a difference no matter what hits them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

Comstock Public Schols has the best education for employment and all the teachers are nice. They help the students to get a better education! Mr. Bailey helps his students at the high school and all the kids love him! Mr. Cashen rocks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2006

Comstock High school has excellent band and sports programs. The band instructor seems to be tough but he always turns out a first rate band. The sports teams are awesome. My children have both found Mr. Farley to be a top notch high school teacher. He has proven to be a 'go to' teacher by many students whether or not he has them in one of his classes. Mr Farley is a huge asset to the school. Constock schools have a diverse student population which I find a good character builder for the students. I feel the schools are overlooked because they need updating. The community needs to come together to pass a bond, which is easier said than done. The schools are still safe and clean. Comstock public schools are educationally sound. Excellent superintendent, principals and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

I have attended Comstock Public Schools since I was in Kindergarden. I feel, that this school has gotten me ready for the professional world. This school provides a loving and caring staff who open up many opportunities to their students. I was very fortunate to be a 4 year varsity cheerleader. With my team I traveled to Nashville, Tennesee and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to participate in National Cheerleading Championships, where we were named National Champions of our division. I was also a participant in a State ranked Marching Band and Orchestra. I also took part in the Varsity Choir. Comstock also offers an Education for Employment Program, which gives students hands-on work experience, like radio broadcasting or childcare. As you can see, Comstock High School offers a lot of activities and educational opportunities for you child. That is why I would suggest sending your children to Comstock Public Schools.
—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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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14%

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23%
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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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
38%
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%
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

87%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

91%


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 76% 69%
African-American 12% 18%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
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 65%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Matthew Montange
Fax number
  • (269) 250-8901

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2107 North 26Th St
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
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