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Kingsley Area High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 447 students

 
 

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Posted February 26, 2013

To the student who says there is too much of a budget cut: In business we also have cuts. But we have Cost Cutting too. That is where someone works out how to save enough costs or expenses to offset the budget cut. I expect this is unheard of in public schools so you might find lots of expenses to cut if you look a little. At one company I found $250,000 in expenses to cut and I learned some interesting things. My cost cutting idea was first of all a lot fun. Second it amounted to more than the profit of that company for an entire year. So, thirdly, costs cut are just the same as profit for businesses, just like Cash. I expect you might have your attention on one budget item. Why don't you get a few friends together, say a group of 10. Then work out how you can do what you want with the budget you have, by doing some 'cost cuts'. Make it a game. Have fun with it. This is a skill that is most valuable in the Real World. Believe me. I am here. - A Community member.


Posted November 27, 2011

This school does not care about the students at all. They are only concerned about their name and rank in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2011

As a graduate of this school, I believed my children would be best served here. My children are part of the open enrollment program, they have been for over 6 years, and now we are moving back into the area to keep them there (their choice). All schools have problems with clicks and popularity; but I think it is becoming a larger and potentially uncontrolled problem for this school. My child is almost "bullied" as a Freshman because of rank. I also believe that some extra curricular activities are currently being placed before academics; this was obvious to me the other day as my child spent almost 14 hours at the school for one activity (and classes). Overall, I love this school, but I'm beginning to question the methods of its education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

I am a student at Kingsley middle and their is too much of a budget cut!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

I coach here and the school is great! The athletic program is awesome, but suffering due to lack of funds.


Posted July 10, 2009

My daughter began her school career and currently remains enrolled at Kingsley. I believe wholeheartedly that my daughter is getting the best education possible considering the public school system. My daughter is a school of choice student and I am so thankful for Kingsley. 97% of their staff are absolutely awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

I am concerned that this school puts to much emphasis on sports and not enough emphasis on academia for our children. This year they cut elementary art and a social worker for the high school even though they had a balanced budget. How many of the children in emotional crisis in the high school will suffer for this decision. It looks like money means more than children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2006

I as a parent am concerned about our childrens safety and fairness.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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47%

2013

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%
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 Students45%
Female42%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female35%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female71%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
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?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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ACT participation

98%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

93%


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 95% 69%
American Indian 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 47%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mr. Mike Moran
Fax number
  • (231) 263-3813

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7475 Kingsley Rd
Kingsley, MI 49649
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Phone: (231) 263-5262

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