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Bullock Creek High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 565 students

 
 

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Posted July 11, 2011

I love it there. It's a small, familial community; you know pretty much everyone and everyone at least knows who you are. There are, as with any school, cliques, but it's not bad. You come and go withing different groups of friends. Education could be better, but for how small we are, we have a great education. Honors programs, good teachers, online classes, Dual and Shared Time Enrollment, etc. Our sports is just as good, with good coaches and good programs. Overall, it's a great community school. Rarely any fights, and even those aren't serious fights. Heck, more cat fights between girls happen than any other kind of fight, and even that is rare. It's just a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2009

My kids did very well at Bullock Creek High. The lack of competition and snobby cliques, like surrounding schools, allowed them to be kids and enjoy their education. The kids can go as far as they want with a whole range of extracurricular activities, but not feel like outsiders if they don't. The principal is like a father to the kids - and has personally been fantastic for my son - not lenient and not overbearing. The staff are all great, too. I would recommend it to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2006

My children have went to this school since Kindergarten and are now in Highschool. The community is warm and caring and very involved in their schools. The teachers are wonderful and I spend a lot of time with kids from there, outside of school time and rarely hear a complaint. The Band directors and programs are top notch and are always being asked to perform at area functions. We're proud to be Bullock Creekers'. It's always a good day to be a Lancer!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2006

I went to Midland Public Schools and had intended for my children to go there, but as it turns out we found the house we liked in the Bullock Creek District. I could not be happier. My children are getting a good education and more one on one with teachers than I ever did. I feel the teachers are genuinely concerned with their welfare. BC is a smaller district than MPS and that plays to their benefit. The teachers are allowed to be flexible in planning their classes. We see some cutting edge teaching principles applied. BC is also progressive in technology, with a district wide network, computer labs in each school and computers in each classroom. My children are also part of the band program. The bands are highly regarded locally and consistantly score high marks in competitions, and they really get the audience rocking! I highly recommend Bullock Creek Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

This school is very closed in and values little. The parents don't meet each other very often, and are usually only interested in social climbing. The school also offers a small range of courses. Few teachers are personable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

I am a parent of a sophmore at Bullock Creek High School and I remember when my daughter was young that I always said that there was no way she was ever going to go to any other school other then Midland High where I graduated from. But as the years went on I am so glad that my daughter now attends this school and has since the 2nd grade. I would not change this for nothing and Im glad that she does, she gets more one on one learning and teaching help then she would at any other school. The school is smaller and for the most part a good bunch of kids. She loves it there and I look forward to her graduation from here and I couldn't be more proud of my Bullock Creeker.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2004

Overall, Bullock Creek High was a great place to be.
—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.
Social Studies

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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36%

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%
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 Students41%
Female41%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female41%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female52%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female65%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

93%

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 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 96% 69%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
African-American 0% 18%
Asian 0% 3%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Todd Gorsuch
Fax number
  • (989) 835-5467

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1420 South Badour Rd
Midland, MI 48640
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Phone: (989) 631-2340

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