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Churchill High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1840 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 16, 2013

Our daughter and our son cherished their time at Churchill. The staff and teachers are passionate about education. From academic clubs to athletics to band, there is something to engage every student. Our kids loved their high school years and as parents, we feel they were given an excellent education there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2012

While the school provides excellent oppurtunities to the few that are acadmically gifted there are a lot of issues. My son is a student there and tells me almost daily about the fighting that goes on in the hallways and the cafeteria. I believe that the administration is doing what they can witht he problem but it is very concernig to me as far as safety...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

My daughter was always in private schools prior to livonia public schools and I must say my daughter absolutly loves churchill and so do I. I guess churchill broke a record for highest test scores 2011 or 2012 ever for this school! Wow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

The teachers are amazing at Churchill. They really care for the students. All of the staff does. The administrators really want what is best for the students. The curriculum can be a bit on the tough side, but they offer a wide range of classes for different leveled students. The staff really wants you to succeed in every way possible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2009

I really like Churchill because some people and teachers are really friendly. and churchill is safe as well so people can relax and enjoy themselves while learning new things. I will be graduating soon and i'm very proud of it. Ever since i came here which was my junior year second semester my grades have really improved and i have learned many things here as well. However, there are some teachers here who can expect way too much out of there students and some teachers that don't do anything at all. But otherwise i realy like this school and it is sooo much better than my old school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2009

I'll be graduating from Churchill shortly. Some things this school does very well, and other things that need work. Overall, it's fairly safe. The MathScienceComputers program is excellent. The teachers are hit or miss. There are a few great teachers in each department, but there are also some who are unprofessional, not easy to work with, or who expect too much or way too little from their students. The counseling department is no different. Many counselers are frequently not accessible to students, and most fail to promote scholarship opportunities (especially the National Merit scholarships) and are able to answer few, if any, questions about colleges except Schoolcraft, where many Churchill students end up. My counselor was not familiar with the CommonApp, the application used for many prestigious colleges. The building needs work; in the winter, many rooms are uncomfortably cold (many of my teachers taught in their winter coats).
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2009

There are things I like about Churchill and things I don't. Most of the teachers are great, easy to get ahold of and are involved. However, some teachers aren't and it gets very frustrating when your child is doing great in a class with a good teacher and then the next semster, they are changed to a teacher that isn't a good match. I hear it's crowded in the school and I know it gets very cold in the winter and way to hot in the spring or summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

My child just graduated from Churchill and I felt is was OK four years ago and got progressively worse. Fights, no accountability, etc. I don't blame the faculty, it's other parents that don't hold their children accountable that make it bad for everyone. I'm sure it's the same everywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

I love the school the teachers are so friendly to you all the time! I will miss that school so much it was a friendly school to go to!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2008

I'm new at CHS and I think it's a pretty good school so far. So many students are involved in sports and after school activities. And there are so many things you can get involved in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2006

Churchill has marvelous a support program for kids with Aspbergers or high functioning autism. The AI program is unique. The small caseload allows the staff to meet the needs of these challenging students. It mainstreams the students for all academics and electives. If needed, the teacher and/or the full-time parapro will attend class with the student to troubleshoot, monitor behavior, and assist the teacher. They are immediately available to handle any student crisis. Room D-15 becomes their 'home' at school. The students 6th period class is Self-Awareness. During this period they meet in a variety of groups. One day a week they meet with the Speech/Language teacher and work on social skills. Two days a week they have study skills and another two days of group social activities. My son's Occupational therapist pulls him out of this period so he doesn't miss an academic class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2005

I just graduated from Churchill this past june and I loved it. But my sister who is a sophmore hates going there because the hallways are always crowded, there are more fights than last year and she has had threats made to her. My parents are planning on moving so she and my youngest sister won't have to go there anymore.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 25, 2005

I am a student of Churchill and I think that its a great school to go to. All the teachers are nice but they dont take no crap. Parents are involved in alot of activities and the teachers encourage you to participate in after school clubs and sports. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2005

I was a student at Churchill and graduated in the class of 2000. I view my time at Churchill as one of the best times of my life. I was in CAPA, and also participated in advanced classes. The teachers made me feel welcome and important. The CAPA program is wonderful, and although I didn't move on to a career in dance or vocal, the experience changed my life, my work ethic, and how well I work with other people. I lived in the Stevenson district, & went to Churchill because of CAPA. I'm so glad I did. It's a wonderful, diverse, and accepting school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 14, 2004

Churchill High School is a great school for anyone. There are extracurriculars and sports all throughout the year! Everyone is encouraged to join all activities. The teachers here are the most helpful that anyone can find and the counselors and principals are very understanding if a problem ever arises. I have found that it is easy to find a group of friends to fit into here at Churchill High School. There are programs here that can not be found elsewhere in the district for mentally trained students; math, science and computers; and the creative and performing arts program. CHS is definitely one of the best schools around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2004

I am a former student of Churchill and I think that the school was wonderful. Students were encouraged to be involved with extracurricular activities and the faculty was really interested in their students.
—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.

402 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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28%
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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.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

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2011

 
 
38%

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35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

2012

 
 
58%

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65%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

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58%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
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

89%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

90%


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 74% 69%
African-American 15% 18%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian 0% 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 26%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Ronald Anderson
Fax number
  • (734) 744-2652

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8900 Newburgh Rd
Livonia, MI 48150
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