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Lakewood High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 677 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2011

The leadership in this school is lacking and the district has forgotten who their customer is; the student and parents. Very poor communication and lack of techonolgy within the whole district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

I love this school! I have made some life long friends here. I will never forget the awesome teachers and staff and I will miss this school dearly come May 15th.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2008

I went to Lakewood Public Schools my whole life, and I very much enjoyed the educational experience. The teachers and staff at the school were so nice and caring. When I needed guidance the staff was there to lend a hand. If I were to do it over, I don't believe that I would change a thing. The building is older and sports are a big deal, but that is what you get in a small town atmosphere such as Lakewood.


Posted September 2, 2008

I transferred my daughter there from Grand Ledge schools about 2 years ago-putting her into the 8th grade. That was the best decision our family made for her. She was in some classes that needed special help and they provided that fully for her. I get help and respect from the teachers and so does my daughter. She was being bullied at Grand Ledge and the school was doing nothing about it, at Lake O, she now has a large variety of friends, doing better in school, actually likes going to school, and is now on a path to planning her college education which they are also very helpful with. All of the teachers, parents and kids are very friendly there. We even just recently moved to Lake Odessa.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

I transfered to Lakewood when I started High School. It's AMAZING here. Going to Lakewood was the best choice I ever made. And I made some really great friends. Because everybody is so nice to other people, I wasn't scared to become more outgoing. LAKEWOOD ROCKS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2008

I tried really hard at this school, but it gave me nothing. I really regret going there. The educational quality is poor,and it does little to prepare students for collage.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2008

This school is below average, the building is falling in and the staff has been there forever, there is no new blood and only a handful of teachers that take their job seriously. This community is ignoring their school and only paying attention to their sports program. If you want a scholarship to play sports somewhere, go to this school, if you want academics, go elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

The parents and the citizens of the Lakewood area are what make this school great. It is a great place to raise my kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2006

While Lakewood schools may not have the financial resources or the shiny new facilities of some of the surrounding districts, as a former student I believe that my education was more than sufficient in preparing me for college. Lakewood seems to have a great group of teachers for a rural area. The administration is also very caring and very competent. Sometimes the focus on sports can be a little too strong, but as a result there is a ton of school spirit there as well. If you can get past the older buildings, Lakewood schools can be a great experience.
—Submitted by a former 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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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29%

2013

 
 
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29%
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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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
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

94%

Average ACT score

20

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 91% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian N/A 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 38%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

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Arts & music

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Music
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Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50am
School end time
  • 2:57pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Brian Williams
Fax number
  • (616) 374-1477

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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7223 Velte Rd
Lake Odessa, MI 48849
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