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Mancelona High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 290 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 5, 2011

Lots of offerings compared to surrounding schools...choir, into to woods, spanish 1, art 1, band, physics, art 2, marching band, art 2, color guard, advanced woods, spanish 2, Baker College Classes: english, speech, psycology, sociology and many on line classes as well. Also, one of the best after school programs in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2011

This school, in comparison to all of the other public schools in the area, is severely behind the times. Choices for electives are severely limited, and students with high potential are often restricted to simple classes that do not challenge them intellectually. The school's atmosphere is one of hostility toward all but the families that have been in Mancelona for decades, which is an extreme disappointment to newcomers. The school is rife with bullying issues and the attitude of both the students AND the staff is one that puts the entire state of Michigan to shame. The sports team is the only facet of the school that receives funding, putting both academic and elective classes to the wayside. If you're looking for a school that challenges and supports your child academically, with a relaxed friendly atmosphere and room for growth - seek another school. If you are looking to place your child in an infantile classroom with rude students, little challenge, no sense of community, and stunted growth - I suggest you reevaluate the needs of your child, or choose this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2006

I miss this school. Now that I attend Grand Valley State University, I feel that I have been prepared very well for the first year. I'm going to be honest and say that even though I graduated Salutatorian for Mancelona, I feel that I am a little behind the other freshman. But overall, it was a great school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 24, 2005

This is a fantastic school. It offers a lot of classes that fit almost every individual need. Most teachers are great and will do just about anything to help you. Speech is one of the best classes offered here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2005

I agree Brooke, I love our school! The teachers are great and there are so many different pathways to see which career fits you. But, to earn good grades you have to work hard. 'You gotta burn it, to earn it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2004

God I love this school!
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
17%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
37%
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 Students13%
Female13%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students22%
Female17%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students37%
Female17%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female52%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
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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ACT participation

89%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

86%


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 97% 69%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
African-American 0% 18%
Asian 0% 3%
Hispanic N/A 6%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mr. Gerald Clark
Fax number
  • (231) 587-5401

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9300 Limits W
Mancelona, MI 49659
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