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Mendon Middle/High School

Public | 6-12 & ungraded | 379 students

 
 

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Posted August 28, 2010

If Mendon is the top school in the state, why are so many of their graduates in foundation type courses their first year in college? This school places far too much emphasis on athletics, or should I say football, and not so much on academics. it is getting to the point where you can tell the teachers are a bit fed up also. Apparently, it is also more important to have a full-time athletic director job filled (with 2 part-timers), than to have a full-time guidance counselor. I say kick sports out of the schools-how much money wouldbe saved then? Let the town take over-as they do in Europe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

Mendon High School is one of the top academic schools in SW Michigan. In 2009 their ACT Writing average was the third highest among public schools in the state.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 17, 2008

this school is the best school anyone could ever go to
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2007

I once attended mendon middle/high school and thought that the guidence counselor was of no help. Football players could do whatever they wanted. There is no class to help you plan for your future, for instance there is no classes for engineering or health. (except for the basic classes that everyone take.) I thought the teachers were great people but not great teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 22, 2007

The Principal is still learning his way in the short time that he has been at Mendon. But, he has a good attitude and should fit the position very well in the near future. All of the teachers seem to care about the academic and well-being of the students. The school is coming along very nicely after recent renovations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2004

It is my opinion that Mendon Schools is providing a good education and a variety of extracurricular activities for the students attending. Mendon takes a proactive approach to discipline. The teachers are involved in extracurricular activities giving the students good role models.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
24%
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 39% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
16%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
33%

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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%
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 Students26%
Female25%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female62%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students26%
Female25%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students49%
Female42%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

94%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

91%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

3 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%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
Hispanic 1% 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 50%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Marc Kramer
Fax number
  • (269) 496-8234

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Mendon, MI 49072
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