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Mesick Consolidated Jr/Sr High School

Public | 7-12 | 305 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted October 3, 2009

Much of northern Michigan depends on farming and tourism, both of which have suffered because of the recent weather trends and because of the severely depressed economy in this state. I remember two years ago, when my great niece was a senior at Mesick High School and was given as assignment to actually live in a cardboard box for several days. In spite of the fact that so many of the students' families were having it tough economically, this exercise impressed upon the students how much harder life had become for some people who had lost both their jobs and their homes. I was struck by how moved my great niece and her friends were when I overheard them discussing this experience at her graduation party. Not only did the students learn appreciation for what they had, but also learned compassion for those who were less fortunate. It reinforced the old saying, 'There, but for the grace of God, go I.' I graduated from a much larger high school in the Chicago suburbs years ago, but I always remembered social studies classes as being a dry study of facts and figures. I was very impressed with the practical demonstration the students at Mesick High School were given, which I'm sure will stay with them the rest of their lives and make them not only better citizens, but better people.


Posted September 19, 2007

I think this school is one of the worst in the area. I will never alow my children to go to that school. Although some teachers are good, others are not so much.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 14, 2007

I think this school is doing a lot better. The staff is really kicking it up a notch. Except for the security cameras. They need to go
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2007

This school is alright but the prinvible is not very good with punishments, also she does not take enough time to make out school a better place. But the teachers are incredible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2005

this is the best school my daughter has ever gone to i have no regrets moving to the lovly town of mesick.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 39% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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41%

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15%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
13%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
11%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
33%
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 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
16%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
44%
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

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?

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Math growth at this school

Below 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

92%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

"83"%


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 94% 69%
Asian 2% 3%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 1% 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 65%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Michael Corey
Fax number
  • (231) 885-2554

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581 South Clark St
Mesick, MI 49668
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Phone: (231) 885-1201

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