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Marquette Senior High School

Public | 8-12 & ungraded | 1037 students

 

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Posted March 4, 2012

The only redeeming quality about this school is the teachers-- at least when they can teach. There are teachers here, whose names are excluded for obvious reasons that just cannot teach. They can't explain anything and they cannot even enforce the rules correctly. And when some students are sitting there, at their desks, trying to start typical high school drama they don't do anything! They just stand there. More needs to be done regarding this issue at this school. It happens way too often. Students need to be taught that all of this talk can lead to great hardships for the other students and that is very damaging. The student council is also worthless. They have no power. So, let's look at the rest of the reasons this school just isn't very good. -The failure of teachers to actually teach kids that people have their own problems. -Some of the students are just plain naive. - A minority of the teachers are condescending. - Not enough is done about PDA or bullying rules. - This school treats students like children (although I'm not surprised, given that some of my peers act like them) I'm not saying any of this to be offensive, either, But something needed to be said.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2011

I graduated from here and I think MSHS is an excellent school! There are certainly a few not so great teachers, but the AP teachers are the best. They really care about the students and are absolutely fantastic at what they do. I know people often say how much they hate MSHS, but I think they're just being angsty and would probably say that about any high school they went to. I kind of think you get what you make out of it, so MSHS can either be a great place or a terrible place, depending on how you decide to look at it. Nevertheless, I love this school! Some of the greatest teachers you will ever meet.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2008

Aside from the typical high school drama that you face at a normal high school -- I feel that MSHS was the worst school I have ever been to. Most school rules like PDA and bullying are not enforced, or are enforced incorrectly. Their system for calling someone in for an excused absence is not only insufficient but most of the time they don't get do it right and it has often lead me into a Saturday school. The school provides no support for teenagers, and everyday I went there I felt like I had no opinion. They have a little thing called Student council, but the only time I ever saw them do anything was passing out ballets for homecoming queen.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2008

This school once offered many different classes for the basic and advanced learners. As of late the budget has decreased and they have had to drop many advanced classes. This means that most kids that should be challenged are not getting what they need to reach their goals. It is true the dress code needs some work, but many teachers feel the pressure when having to enforce a policy that the administration does not support them fully on. It's too bad that parents run the school more then the paid professionals do. Because of their lacked policies, many parents and professionals choose to home school or simply relocate, which to me is very sad. I place it below average due to the fact many schools much smaller in size find a way to offer advanced classes even when the budget is already stretched to the max.
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Posted July 17, 2004

The school recently dropped all of the AP & honors classes along with German 1. They also do not enforce the dress code. This school needs work! On the positive note: they have many great clubs and put on wonderful plays every year!
—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.
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The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

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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

Social Studies

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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26%

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29%

2011

 
 
34%
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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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45%

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39%

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43%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

257 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

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67%

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73%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

257 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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47%

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42%

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39%

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42%
Social Studies

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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60%

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55%

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50%

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49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

256 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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63%

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66%

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63%

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65%
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 Students45%
Female39%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial23%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial54%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female39%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial23%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students60%
Female48%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female65%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial54%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities69%
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

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55%
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26%
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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

22

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 89% 69%
American Indian 4% 1%
Multiracial 4% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
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 20%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Robert Anthony
Fax number
  • (906) 225-5370

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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1203 West Fair Ave
Marquette, MI 49855
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