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Linden High School

Public | 9-12 | 951 students

 
 

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Posted July 25, 2014

Be aware before you enroll your child that this school runs on trimesters, which is faster and more difficult for most students, but gives them leeway if they tend to fail classes (although making the courses faster increases the chances of a student failing...) In addition, if your child is in need of special care or a different program out of the classroom, beware: they do not offer much of anything and will not work with you or your child. In fact, they will go to great lengths to make sure your child does not do an alternative program, and even if you do manage get past that, their alt. programs are outdated and essentially set up to fail (especially with their trimester system.) If your child is fine in the classroom, however, it's just like any other U.S. high school today - both good and bad teachers, bullies and misconduct, and controversial events.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2007

I am a recent graduate from Linden and would have to say that I got a great education. The teachers were (mostly) all friendly and almost always helpful. I can't imagine going anywhere else. Linden is a great little school. I loved it!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 25, 2007

I went to this school for my whole high school career. I hated the high school atmosphere, sure it can't be any worse than any other high school in the county. That is just my opinion of any high school. I learned how to treat people with respect and not jump to conclusions about anyone. In totality, it was a great learning environment and I would still stand behind this school as a high class place to learn.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 24, 2005

I think that the point of these reviews is to discuss how an education at LHS helps students prepare for college or joining the workforce upon graduation. Linden High School prepared me for college and taught me the skills that I needed to complete both my BA and masters' degrees. LHS teachers are (for the most part) always willing to help studnets with issues they may be having, and teach them essential skills for success in life. The only program that really needs improvement is the instrumental music program. It is time that they bring someone in that knows music and treats students with respect. Other then that--a great education was earned at LHS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 29, 2005

I am now a 11th grader at LHS. LHS is the best place to learn and I absolutly love it. I wouldn't rahter go to any other school. -Ryan Scully.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2005

I am a Freshman at LHS. I think the school is rather small but in a good way. My brother is now a Senior and he has done great until his junior year. his chemistry teacher wasnt too impressive. Other than that anyone who fails in this school have no excuse and is their own fault not the staff's. After the freshman year, many, many cliques are eliminated. Compared to what I hear about Milford High I would recommend Linden High.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2005

I am a freshman at LHS. I think that the school is rather small compared to other districts. But is a good school with some good teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2005

I like this school alot. I think they have good teaching skills and great teachers. the staff is very helpful and the sporting events are great fun to go to.
—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.
Social Studies

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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28%

2013

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%
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 Students23%
Female15%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students32%
Female24%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female38%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female62%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities16%
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

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

95%

Average ACT score

21

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 95% 69%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
African-American 0% 18%
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 28%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Russ Ciesielski
Fax number
  • (810) 591-8014

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7201 Silver Lake Road
Linden, MI 48451
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