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Manchester High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 399 students

 
 

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Posted November 27, 2012

I have a child at this school and cannot recommend it...sorry! This school is like a crooked government. If a child is receiving an F, they are punished instead of helped, even if they are getting all A's in other classes. Their policy on Failure is not an Option punishes children for needing help/ If a student is failing because they need help, not simply for screwing up and not doing work, it dont matter. They get a detention! Its a horrible thing to see that the kids are being forced to teach themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2012

Take it from some one that went through this school system. Going to MHS was not that great. There are rules that are set to follow but not every teacher enforced the rules. When I was there, there were only 3 teachers that did and the student body didn't like them just because they were doing there job. That and because their classes were hard and they didn't want to do any real work. I felt like a lot of the teachers there let the students get away with a lot just so they would be liked. When I graduated and went to college, it was a huge step and was very hard so i do not believe Manchester does not do a good enough job in educating and preparing their students for the next step, college. Also, they let the students get away with so much that they can pass a lot of classes by doing very little work. If you're a parent concerned about the education you child is getting don't send them to Manchester.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2011

Manchester is not as large as the fancy high schools in Ann Arbor, and has fewer resources. But there are many great teachers and competent administrators. One of my children was accepted into a VERY selective college (and did well), and my other child was accepted at another VERY selective school (and did well). They mentioned on several occasions how their high school classes had prepared them completely for some of their math/science classes in that much of the college material was review. And every teacher and staff member knows every student by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

Great school and a safe neiborhood. Small class sizes let the teacher and the student connect and learn better. I have been to other schools in the district and never seen more motivated teachers. The AD is a GREAT man with morals that cares about the education and wellfair of the students more than the sports the school offers. Make a visit, i guarantee you will love this school.


Posted March 21, 2010

Ideal sized school had the highest test scores in Washtenaw County; it is in the top tier statewide. 400 students is perfect size. New principal has brought many much needed changes. Big school class offerings, small school attention. As the site says, one of the best schools in MI.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2006

discipline level low, football players given leeway, athletic director is football coach so theres no soccer program. dress code fairly non existent, VERY short skirts are allowed. rather close-minded community, some decent young teachers. paraprofessionals available, they do little good though (glorified babysitters). Parents not very supportive, community influence holds schools forward progress back. Principal leaving next year so he's a lame duck.
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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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33%

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41%
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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

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73%

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60%

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66%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

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46%

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36%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

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56%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
63%
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

91%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

94%


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

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Kevin Mowrer
Fax number
  • (734) 428-0178

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20500 Dutch Dr
Manchester, MI 48158
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