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Eastern High School

Public | 7-12 | 1730 students

 

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Posted May 28, 2014

Came from small Catholic school. Eastern has a lot to offer for an inner city school. 2+2+2 program a Godsend. The AP/IB program includes a diverse cirriculum. There are several languages taught, a wide variety of electives available and a diverse group if people who seem to get along.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

I think Eastern is a great school has a mix of all different nationalities and it's great for kids to get exposure to different ways of life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

I go to Eastern and i love it! the teachers are really motivated and commited, we have great classes to choose from, and the IB program is great. Don't listen to all the horrible completely untrrue rumors. One of the nicest things about Eastern is you dont have to worry about "fitting in" as long as you have a positive attitude, you'll do just fine!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2008

I currently attend Eastern and I love it!! I don't care what anybody else says! The only thing that I don't like is those kids who just want to come to school just to play around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2006

Eastern is striving to make academic gains. The honors classes are great. For an inner city school, it is the best in my opinion of all the Lansing schools. The arts program is seriously lacking though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

Like any good institution, you receive maximum output with maximum input. Staff is extremely helpful toward students who show commitment, promise, and INITIATIVE. The environment is very diverse, but honors classes are very segregated from the rest of the community. Extra-curriculars either revolve around community service groups (largely white), or ethnic-pride groups (which white students avoid). The sports program is adequate, and the drama productions are the best in the city, especially given limited resources. Coming from a catholic school with a graduating class of 9, Eastern was a huge culture shock, but rewarding all the same. It is not a sheltered environment, but offers the opportunity for any student to shine with the right attitude and commitment. Parental involvement is sparse at best, nonexistant at worst. Eastern is very weak in this regard, but then again, many students are from low-lower middle class families and have working parents. Principal leadership has declined dramatically.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 17, 2004

Eastern Is A great school, even though its always on Tv or in the news. Eastern has the learning tools as well as listening smart teachers. I really enjoyed Eastern While I was attending there which was last year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2004

I graduated from Eastern in '99. Eastern is extremely diverse, and they have a great variety of classes to take. I took mostly honors and AP classes, however I still skipped class quite a bit and breesed through the classes with an overall 3.5 GPA. The classes were dummied down, so that more kids would take the higher classes. You can aquire a good education at Eastern High School, however you have to want to learn more than you want to slack off and skip class. Eastern prepared me adequately well for college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 31, 2004

Eastern is indeed very diverse, but it is also a zoo. Kids destroy new things(repainted bathrooms, artwork, etc) as fast as it is put up. It is difficult to get anything taught in a class that isn't specifically honors, which is very frustrating since most high school classes are aranged by level, not age or work ethic (i.e. seniors in a normally sophomore level class who don't want to be there as opposed to all sophomores in an honors class where everyone wants to participate). I find it a very upsetting place sometimes. We have some excellent teachers, but many will be leaving soon.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2003

Eastern may not be the best school in the state book-smarts wise, but it has a great level of diversity which enabled me to interact with a lot of different cultures which taught me more than any book ever could. I graduated with a 3.5 and while I learned a lot in my classes, the diversty taught what I will carry with me for the rest of my life.


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

245 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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11%

2013

 
 
15%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

244 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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30%

2013

 
 
32%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
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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 35% in 2014.

228 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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10%

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8%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

231 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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45%

2013

 
 
42%

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Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

245 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
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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

Social Studies

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

329 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
10%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
8%
Social Studies

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
26%
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 Students6%
Female6%
Male7%
African American4%
Asian9%
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged1%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities6%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female47%
Male35%
African American33%
Asian36%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students10%
Female9%
Male12%
African American5%
Asian9%
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities11%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students21%
Female23%
Male20%
African American9%
Asian9%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities22%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students35%
Female43%
Male26%
African American27%
Asian40%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners0%
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

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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

84%

Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

61%


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
African-American 37% 18%
White 34% 69%
Hispanic 20% 6%
Asian 5% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian 2% 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 61%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Donna Pohl
Fax number
  • (517) 755-1059

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220 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912
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