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Michigan Center Jr/Sr High School

Public | 7-12 | 657 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted May 24, 2013

This school is amazing and many students go onto college. If your child is smart enough they can get anywhere. Students have gone to Yale before and Columbia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

I graduated from this school in the Summer of 2010. If you want to succeed and have the determination to- it really isn't hard to do here. While some things are challenging, Mr. Spinks' College Writing class, Chemistry w/ Mr. Withers, Trig, and a couple others. I would definitely recommend to any student/parent who has a kid in this school to look into Dual-Enrollment. This will help them so much more and they'll get a real dose of what the future entails. One thing I want to shed light on since everyone that's reviewed this school is saying "cliques rule all, even with parents". Trying not to look at this bias but seeing it from my point of view this is incredibly true. If your parents aren't involved with the school, none of the coaches in sports know your parents then you'll probably get shafted in extra-curricular activities. Unless you're a freak of nature. The teachers that are coaches ultimately do play favorites and will help students that need eligibility "help". Just ask the '07 Bowling Coach haha. I would send your kid to Napoleon High School. Even with that area being "hick-ish" their school seems to revolve around homework and determination. Stay ClassyorGet Smart?


Posted August 11, 2011

This school is a great school, you have cliques, but then you have cliques in ALL schools. The teachers work with the kids, there are many programs to help mentor kids if they need additional help, you just have to ask for it. The sports programs are good programs and they do their best with the kids. I have had one graduate and another that is still in the school, and I enjoy watching them grow and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

This school is not all that great. The teachers dont really care about the students and really dont help them. There are many cliques in this scool they will make fun of you if you do not wear the 'right' clothes. Also the sports coaches are not that great sure they will help you but they will also scream and yell if you dont do something right. Altogether this school is not reccomended by me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2010

this school is notorious for cliques. the parents are just as bad as the students. the teachers do not show these children how to learn good study habits. i rarely see homework come home and not many study notes. these kids are supposed to be in the real world someday soon and need better preparation for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

Michigan Center High school is one of the best schools I have ever gone to. The class scheduling is great. The teachers answer your questions and encourage you to pass. The Teachers try and help you out to the best f your ability. The only thing I noticed while I was attendin Michigan Center High school was that there are some really bad students there who never really cared about there schooling. They only really cared about being around friends which can frustrate teachers. What a student does is out of a teachers hands. They cant really stop you from doing anything exsept pulling you away from somebody you are fighting. The after school activities are really great too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2009

The elementary schools are doing some wonderful things. The high school, however, could use some work on how to treat all children the same. They have the tendency to label kids and treat them according to the label they assigned to that child. The curriculum has no options for the child to choose. Only one teacher and one class and class is a requirement for graduation, especially in the area of English.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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24%

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22%

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47%

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47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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51%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

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56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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53%

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62%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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24%

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24%

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31%

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31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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84%

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60%

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60%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
5%

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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
12%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
19%
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

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

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

91%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

"87"%


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%
African-American 2% 18%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Asian 0% 3%
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 47%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Lisa Falasco
Fax number
  • (517) 764-3346

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400 S State St
Michigan Center, MI 49254
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