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Lapeer West Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1036 students

 
 

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Posted May 21, 2013

This high school is listed as a 9-12 school. It will be a 10-12 in 2014-2015, because the high school is not big enough to hold all of the 2000 plus students that will be once both of our class "A" high schools are combined. Nobody is misleading anyone, it is just because of phyical space. The 9th graders will be placed in the middle school as it is being debated. If you do research the enrollments, you will see that there is a large number of kids school of choicing out of this system. This has recently been on an upward trend because of poor administrative leadership. This High school consolidation is just another example of that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2013

Anyone posting on this forum (or any other) claiming that Lapeer Community Schools will now, or at any time in the future (while the East campus is the main HS campus), have 2,000 or more students in one high school is purposefully being deceitful to push an agenda. I encourage all of you to be a part of the process, to gain an understanding prior to forming an opinion. Our district doesn't have anywhere close to 2,000 students in grades 10-12 today, let alone two years from now. Shame on you for willfully misrepresenting a plan aimed at securing a sustainable and innovative future for students. It's easy to post misinformation and much more difficult to get involved in the process. I encourage you to do a little research on current enrollment and projections. The numbers being thrown out are preposterous. If you think this "agenda" was put forth by the Board of Education, you are sorely mistaken. The 4-year strategic plan (and subsequent updates) was created by the District's leadership team in concert with six task forces open to the public and chaired by parents, staff and community members. The Board serves in an oversight and advisory role. It does not run the district.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 8, 2012

Closing this School is just a agenda created by this school board of ex-administrators, current employees of education system. They feel it will be easier on them to run just one school. In spite of what is best for the kids. They found a young superintendant who could be bought out on supporting this agenda. Agreed to payout nearly 200K a year. His passion is supporting this agenda and his salary. Most 34 year olds would definatly jump at this opportunity-can you blame him. His kids and family (passion) falls with Oxford. Vote out incumbants, the school board is were it starts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2012

Reading the parents concerns of this school district is making me think twice about buying a home here. I'm planning to move to MI from Texas and have a 10 year old who is very use to GREAT TEACHERS and STAFF! I'm use to talking openly and being heard by the superintendent and the board. I will not accept defeat when it comes to my daughter. Being an educator myself, following up regularly and being a true pain in the behind works....Oh might I add I pray also. A 35 year old Superintendent is trying to make a name for themself... many times give them enough rope and they will hang themselves, along with the board.


Posted September 13, 2010

We have had a great schools at Lapeer West so far. My son started in the 8th grade, which was not ideal, but West made the best of the situation in keeping the 8th graders separate from the rest of the students. The school is now 9th-12th and we have a great experience so far, with very involved, attentive teachers, as well as a great prinicpal. Mr. Zeeman is very involved and gets to know all the kids by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2009

Great school, could use more updates. My children love it and the diversity in classes and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Frankly, my learning experience at Lapeer West was far surpassed at numerous other schools and I want future classes to have it better than I did. This school needs better funding, and anything that serves that goal is worthwhile as far as I'm concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Great school, Art department is nationally known
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

We have a Great group of Teacher and they all care about the kids! They work hard to improve our system. Great teaching gets Great kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

This is an excellent school! Go west football team! You rule! You are the best!


Posted April 23, 2007

There are two high schools in lapeer, one for the east side and the other for the west side! Lapeer west has very good athletics, there are alot of drugs and fighting but the school handels in correctly. For a small town this is a very good school. The school is on the small side but it works. I would definetely reccomend this school to any parnet who wants there child to have a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

My daugther has been a student at Lapeer West since her freshman year. She is now a junior and absolutely loves it. There are some things i dont really like about it, like the drugs, but over all its a very good school. She is involved in all kninds of sports and student activities. Lapeer West is a great school for athletics. I would highly reccomend this school...
—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.
Social Studies

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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27%

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
31%
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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 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
23%
Social Studies

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%
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 Students32%
Female31%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female68%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students27%
Female19%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students41%
Female33%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female62%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities61%
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

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

94%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

92%


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 96% 69%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
African-American 0% 18%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 37%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Tim Zeeman
Fax number
  • (810) 667-2428

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170 Millville Rd
Lapeer, MI 48446
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