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Waverly Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1046 students

 
 

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Posted September 4, 2013

Wanted to share the excitment about the new Alternative Education program; Mrs. Gonzalez is a great lead for this program and we are excited about the new program. WHS is a diverse building with many teachers that are connected to kids. The new principal, Mr. Lindley, is responsive and holds staff and himself to high standards. Keep going in the right direction WHS!


Posted October 6, 2010

Perkins? Really? With all the qualified educational pool out there to pick from and they pick Perkins? It's extremely sad when you have so many high acheiving students in that high school just cringing when they found out that they would have to deal with him again. Thank God for school of choice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My son has went to Waverly since second grade and I am very pleased with the education he has received there. The teachers are excellent and I believe that the entire school district is helpful and patient with children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Check waverly high school website and send an email to the teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2004

Waverly High School teachers have been highly supportive of our daughter in both academics and sports. She recently received help from her counselor, who went 'above and beyond' to change her schedule so she could do an independent study during a teacher's plan hour. Most of her teachers have been high-quality and caring. She never mentions poor discipline in her classes. The high school has a good diversity in its students, and groups mix and socialize without some of the dangerous polarization I have seen in other high schools. Nor has my daughter been overly influenced by peer pressure in matters of dress, deportment, or choice of lifestyle. Safety is a priority for me and Waverly. Security personnel are present at all major social events and during the day. Waverly's emergency plan is up-to-date and practiced at all levels. Recent renovations enhance the building and playing fields.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2004

The school does not take action to stop harassment of students. They brush it off and then when the harassed student fights back they suspend the victim. They just want to get the problem out of their hair rather than deal with it fairly. They can't be bothered.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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16%

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22%
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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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
45%
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

96%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

88%


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 37% 69%
African-American 32% 18%
Hispanic 15% 6%
Multiracial 11% 2%
Asian 5% 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 47%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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