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Memphis High School

Public | 6-12 | 300 students

Our school is best known for being a small district where big things happen.

 
 
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Posted October 24, 2013

our school is the best in the world.our teachers is the best in our school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2012

What a great school !!! I can't say anything bad about it. My children (3) graduated from Memphis and are very successful professionals. The only thing small about Memphis is it's size. The schools and community have one of the most caring attitudes around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

I am a graduate of Memphis High School and very proud of it. I was extremely prepared for college when I left Memphis and I have earned a Bachelors' Degree and a Masters' Degree. Memphis is a small school where I was recognized by staff and peers as an individual but it also provided the opportunities and programs of bigger schools. I would put my Memphis education against any school in the area.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 18, 2012

a mother of four, 2 graduated from memphis 2 were taken out in jr high i grew up here and very dissappointed at the quality of teachers in jr and high schools. elementary teachers are great always worked hard for students guiding and encouraging them along the way once your children get into jr and high school those teachers are on a power struggle to prove themselves better than the student letting them fall through the cracks of their system, it is true if your not in sports which most of the teachers are coaches of you do not matter to them and these children get shoveled aside for the jock, if your child has any sort of intelligence and wants to go ahead they are treated like trash kicked out of the class room for stupid infractions if i had a choice again i would have never bought a house in memphis district sports players get a different treatment then the rest their grades are made by the teachers not the student. The communication between teachers about your student won't happen they would rather call you at work then work it out among themsevles and student all i can say is thank you michigan for homeschooling and virtual learning i wil not let my children go back
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2012

As a parent of three students in this school district, I can say that the quality of the overall educational experience does diminish quite a bit once a student reaches the high school level. However, the school has adopted a stance against bullying that doesn't stop with the special presentations. Bullying is not tolerated. That being said, there is still a lot of bias between the athletes and non-athletes. Those who play sports are favored in many aspects and they tend to get away with things that most other students couldn't. Also, the counseling department is extremely lacking. I personally talked to the counselor to ask her to talk to my daughter and my daughter was ignored. She was also absent for a week with strep throat and the doctor's note that I turned in was lost, causing my daughter to have five unexcused absences on her file for one marking period. Being a Memphis grad, I can also say that the compassion the teachers and especially the administration has for their students is far from what it used to be, and has so much room to improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I graduated from there and all my children graduated from Memphis. Great school, great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

I currently am attending Memphis High School and I love it here. We all know each other and we all get along very well. And we do not just watch tv all day we watch educational movies and I think that they help us learn easier rather than reading something out of a book everyday! I think that going to Memphis is going to help me for my education in the future and also for when I go on to college and I also would like to thank all the teachers here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2005

I went to Memphis and graduated in 2002. This isn't the best school in the world, but it isn't the worst, either. It was great knowing all the teachers personally and the school was so small it was easy getting to your classes and finding your way around. The teachers were very talented and dedicated.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2005

i would like to say that memphis was 1 of the worst schools i have ever been to. the teachers and principals have there favorites and thats who run the school, they can basically do whatever they want. the teachers are good, but there are there exceptions. -norman newton
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 3, 2004

I graduated from Memphis and guess what, I know how to spell,unlike the other two people who claim to have graduated from Memphis. I received an excellent education, and was so inspired by the wonderful teachers that I had, that I became a teacher myself. I attended three different universities after graduating from Memphis and was at the top of my class always, due to the wonderful preparation for life that I received at Memphis Commnunity Schools. Students need to apply themselves in order to get an education anywhere. With the small town atmosphere of Memphis, it is easy to get to know teachers and administrators on a personal level. With this great working relationship, students get everything they need to ensure that they will become productive members of society. I currently have four children attending school here. All four are getting a quality education at Memphis Community Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

In response to the first two messages, I'd like to add that I also graduated from Memphis, but in the 90s. I was an average student - I did well when I wanted to. For the record I'd like to say that I'm happy with my education. When I went to college I felt very prepared, especially in writing. I've long since gotten my Bachelor's, and now I'm working on my Master's in Business, maintaining an A average. I think I'm doing fine, considering I'm a product of Memphis. I'm a 1994 graduate, and when I left Richard Delekta was principal, and there were a number of veteran teachers on staff. They were very good educators, and I extend my thanks to them.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 2, 2004

I graduated from Memphis and I also don't think Memphis does a good jog at teaching students new things. Students need more one on one. Students there are just expected to learn things right away and if they dont then oh well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 2, 2004

This school does not do a very good job on teaching students anything! All they do is watch tv. They also have religon posted up on the hall ways. What happened to sepration of church and state? The theachers and principal do not do a good job on discipline eather.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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38%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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77%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

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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 39% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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52%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

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2011

 
 
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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 35% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

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Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

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2011

 
 
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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

Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%
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 Students29%
Female17%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students27%
Female13%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female33%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities63%
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?

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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

98%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

93%


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 93% 69%
African-American 3% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian N/A 1%
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 27%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation St. Clair County Comm. College
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Band received a # 1 ranking at state (2012)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming
  • Electrical
  • HVAC certification
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • SADD

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:05am
School end time
  • 2:45pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Brad Gudme
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (810) 392-2083

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
  • online
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary
  • Electrical
  • HVAC certification
  • Technical Education Center
  • Welding certification

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Marching band
  • Mock trial competition club
  • National Honor Society
  • SADD
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Visit our webpage for more information and teacher websites. www.memphisk12.org
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
St. Clair County Comm. College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
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34130 Bordman Road
Memphis, MI 48041
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Phone: (810) 392-2186

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