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Mount Clemens High School

Public | 9-12 | 389 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted August 5, 2013

Mount Clemens High School is a great school, however it is not the responsibility of the school to make your child a great student! It is their job to enforce academic success. We are proud of our 2013 graduate of MCHS, she recieced several scholarships and although she was not top ten she worked hard, tuition and dorm fees are paid, its because we set the example at home first, She is the oldest of 10 and I thank the Mount clemens staff for assisting me, there we challenges but not enough to blame the school, in every situation there will always be a weak link, but because my children have supporting parents, my husband and I take full responsibility for them. NO SCHOOL will ever have that much power that I will be able to blame them for what my children dont know because thats our job to educate them to know the importance of education, only GOD has the power to take full credit we owe him all the credit. Lets not always blame the schools, its time to start raising productive God fearing citizens at home and then just maybe the teachers will have time to teach instead of taking time out to get your child together when my child could be learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

Reading these reviews was most depressing!!! I left MCHS in 1962 because my family moved...I would have been a Senior!!! I was devastated...I loved MCHS and it was "top-notch". Our teachers were excellent, classmates great, and school spirit terrific. We received an outstanding education. With all that said Selfridge AFB fed a significant number of students into the school, and there was a great deal of parent involement. Fifty years has apparently made a tremendous difference in many aspects...I prefer to remember MCHS like it was.


Posted June 10, 2013

This is an average school, that has some teachers whom are very concerned for the students and visa versa. There are many disrespectful young adults in this school who have been bouncing from district to district causing the reputation of this school to be flawed. Students should return to MCHS so that the arts programs can return and further engage the students to promote battling Bather Pride. Encourage alumni to mentor students interested in their career fields.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

I am a Mt. Clemens Alum and a current Substitute teacher. I graduated from MCHS fairly recently (2006 to be exact) and I can say with certainty this school has a far worse reputation than it deserves. I sub at various high schools in Macomb County (Chippewa, Lance Cruse, Warren-Con., E. Detroit, and Lakeview, just to name a few) and it is in my opinion on par with, or better than, these schools in terms of education quality teachers caring, safety/truency, ect (meaning I'd give the staff and curriculum at all these schools an equally average score). There exist students in other districts who are rude, listless, and uncooperative as well - maybe even more so - but when anything occurs at MCHS, it's in the front page of the Macomb Daily! As a general rule of thumb to all you naysayers, discipline and reassurance students are studying are primarily the PARENT'S responsibility, not educators! Apparently MCHS is the only school who mentions that to parents, who apparently do not want to hear it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2010

It's trying to build for the future of it's students.


Posted August 11, 2009

I am not satisfied with the teacher quality of this school. So many parents have taken their kids out of this school because the majority of kids are not getting a good education. They have very bad test scores. Scholarships are minimal. I believe the principal needs to be a bit tougher on teachers so that they put forth a better effort to reach at least the majority of the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

Mount Clemens High school is a great school. the only thing wrong with it is its reputation. If something happens with this school, it is in the headlines of the paper or the news. every school has its flaws, Mount clemens is truley a great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2009

Mount Clemens schools may not be top of the line, but if your children attend the high school, they/we are learning something. It's not all the teachers fault, it's what effort you child is putting forth. (GREAT teachers!)The way Mount Clemens is conveyed has never really been the best but don't knock it until you try it. Mount Clemens truly is a great district! Maybe if we could get some support from the community and parents, (their input) things could change.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

This school could do much better they are by sure not on top of the students many students struggle in this school including mine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

the principle is awesome. he barely yells and students love him. it's true there are not enough teachers that care but if u wanna learn u will. the school is ver safe and there are hardly any fights but students gossip alot and ur student may feel the need 2 leave after a while.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

If you want to learn, you can do it here, at Mt. Clemens. Honestly, it's a better school than the reputation that precedes it. You make it what it is, don't judge it until you try it applying
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2007

I'm not sure how the school is now, but when I graduated in 2002, it wasn't nearly as bad as it may sound out to be. The books are old, yes. Some teachers are indifferent, yes. You'll have that anywhere you go; but if you want to learn there, you will. Also, I found it to be a good place to learn life lessons, because the school is as diverse as the city itself. There are wealthy people, there are poor people. There are black people, there are white people. You encounter a little bit of everything that the world has to offer and if you can keep your head on straight, it can really build character and social skills.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 10, 2006

From my experience, I can understand why parents pull there children out of M.C.H.S., the important issue as offering students additional help that's needed. No formal tutoring programs are set in place, teachers now days seem to be unconcerned with students. The school needs to evaluate teachers and their teaching methods and not quick to assume the student does not want to learn. Never assume, both areas needs evaluated more frequency and try to focus on how the student can feel comfortable with the M.C.H.S. The sports department is an activity majority of students can look forward to. The way it's conducted can use some work, as in boys basketball, the fund raising last year was the worst I have ever experienced. Parents involvement are not formal announced nor do not get any contacted or notified. Could really use lots of work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2006

Teachers cant teach because of distruptive students. Seniors graduating without enough credits. My children are NOT learning anything in the High School! Many students are leaving the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2006

I think that this school is horrible. The principle is not doing a good job. Their is only a select few of teachers that teach right. I would never recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2004

I went there my whole life and got out in 2002 my life is much better now that i dont have to go to MCHS.
—Submitted by a former student


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Social Studies

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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8%
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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 29% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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6%

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6%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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6%

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7%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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12%

2012

 
 
14%

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13%

2010

 
 
12%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
18%
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

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ACT participation

76%

Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

"55"%


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
African-American 63% 18%
White 27% 69%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 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 88%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Michael Bruce
Fax number
  • (586) 469-7058

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155 Cass Ave
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
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