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Mona Shores High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1329 students

 
 

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Posted October 16, 2009

Mona Shores High School is not only an outstanding academic school, it also has many great athletic programs that teach good sportsmanship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

Great academics for the students. Wonderful teachers & great arts program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

It's awesome going to this school. Go cross country!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2009

Great teachers, great kids, great school!


Posted October 16, 2009

Great education for my kids. They have excelled as they have continued their education. A wonderful foundation was laid. The transition to college was very easy and two now have graduate degrees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

Great teaching staff, caring parents, supportive community!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

Mona Shores High School was better than simply school. It was a place for me to develop my passion and learn lessons useful not only for class, but for life. MSHS affected who I am today and who I will be tomorrow- and I wouldn't have it any other way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

Great school, great kids! Keep it up Shores!


Posted October 16, 2009

Its a great school. Lots of great staff n great student! GO SHORES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

I like shores because the teachers are super nice, and the choir is my favorite!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2009

...I go only for one year to this school because i am an exchange student from germany..But i like the mona shores high school,it's full of fun there every day!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2009

My son is in the Orchestra and Jazz band and the school is doing a excellent job in the music arts program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

A lot of opportunities to grow as a person
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2009

Mona shores high school has an awsome choir and very good teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

Quality education in a friendly environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

They offer a wide range of classes and strive to make the arts open to everyone


Posted October 15, 2009

We have a great school and amazing teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Mona Shores is an excellent school with outstanding academic, athletic, and music programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

We have a really great music and art program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Mona Shores has an AMAZING performing arts program! I participated in choir all four years of high school and wouldn't trade those memories for anything. Shawn Lawton and Mike D'Oyly are truly dedicated to the students at Mona Shores HS.
—Submitted by a 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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

309 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

309 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

310 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

309 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%
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 Students32%
Female28%
Male36%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial0%
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female39%
Male40%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial20%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students57%
Female55%
Male58%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female64%
Male59%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities66%
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

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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

88%


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 83% 69%
African-American 9% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
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 37%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Jennifer Bustard
Fax number
  • (231) 780-3634

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1121 Seminole Rd
Muskegon, MI 49441
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Phone: (231) 780-4711

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