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Muskegon High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1033 students

 
 

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Posted December 18, 2013

I am currently a student attending this school . I highly think that my school has lots of educated students that attend this school. We may not have the best school but we sure are part of the top 10 and top 25 in the state , so therefore I really don't like this website because this is inaccurate to all of our test scores we really have high ratings and percentages as of the 2013 2014 school year . So those who judge please watch what you say or said because we are very educated students we ranked number one in the top 10 last year and we were higher than all of those other north shores and north muskegon and heights school so I would love if you people stop hating on muskegon high school Thanks : jasmine


Posted May 2, 2012

With all this school offers as in activities, extra curricular, sports, and sense of family. You look at what the families input and participation in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

I love the diversity and opportunities available.


Posted October 3, 2009

My Daughter Graduated in 2005 and 5 of my neices all which went on to higher education and have made someting of themselves Great Football Team awesome Marching Band and Great Teachers!


Posted September 30, 2009

Both my children graduated from Muskegon High School. They both carried grades through school. But most of all, students that went to Muskegon High School are very tolerant of handicapped people. Muskegon Public Schools also pioneered many of the programs for handicapped, and special needs children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

Yeah I am currently a senior at The University of Michigan. I think that Muskegon provides students with all the resources that one needs to thrive in society if the student wants to. We can talk about the parent involvement not being what it would but that is not an accurate reflection of the school as a whole. Muskegon is one of the few high schools in the area that provide a great education while also having a diverse breadth of student backgrounds. This school teaches the students more life skills than they realize and that is one of the most beneficial things about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2008

I used to a be student at Muskegon High School i love my time i spent at the School you get more out of being a Muskegon cause of the diversity in the school and plus i got one of the best skills there. But lets be real what high school does perpare you for life after school. Some things you just have to figure of for you self. Muskegon High has lots of academics scholarships to choose from. Now its your child choice to fill one of the scholarships out. Im proud to be a product of Muskegon Senior High School


Posted February 13, 2006

I was a student at MHS and I think the school is great overall, but its lacking in help for students struggling accademically. I am caucasion and from a school in Prince Charles, LA. And I was afraid because I wasnt used to the 'urban' atmosphere, but I made a diversity of friends within the first 2 months I attended. I would just urge the school to work on accidemically getting these students into an successful careers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 2, 2006

Muskegon High School has a rich tradition. It is a wonderful school but that is usually hidden by our bad reputation. Sure a few students don't make the best choices but there are even more who actually go to school, do their work, and are all around good. This school needs more parent involvement and focus more on academics than on the football program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2004

I just would like to note that no one has said anything about academics. Athletic and music programs are nice, but aren't things that necessarily prepare students for the future. Students need an education to fall back on. So let's not sugarcoat the facts with talk of awards and accolades. Let's talk about how Muskegon leaves its best and brightest students out to dry. Students graduate in the Top Ten of their class, but the administration makes no effort to find these people a way to pay for college. This can account for why some of their smart, but disadvantaged students remain here to become another statistic. So let's start telling the truth about Muskegon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

This is one of the best schools in the nation in my opinion. It has one of the top 20 football programs in the nation. The teachers are nice and keep kids in line. There is a fight once in a very small while, but they get kicked out for 10 days no matter what. They have the best weight room in the state, hence the great athletic programs. The musial programs are great. Those are just some of the many reasons why this school is the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

Need a principal with compassion and understanding for all children not just a choosen few. Teachers need new text books to keep up with new technology and world events. Great for sports, excellent music program. Expecially the band program. Great Band Directors. They pay attention to a students needs not only learning but if the family is having a problem. They try and help all the students.
—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.
Social Studies

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

385 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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7%

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7%

2011

 
 
7%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
7%
Social Studies

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
30%
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 Students8%
Female6%
Male11%
African American3%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female40%
Male31%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students10%
Female8%
Male12%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students19%
Female18%
Male22%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students31%
Female29%
Male33%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities32%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

86%

Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

80%


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 61% 18%
White 26% 69%
Hispanic 11% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian N/A 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 62%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Brad Perkins
Fax number
  • (231) 720-2811

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80 West Southern Ave
Muskegon, MI 49441
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Phone: (231) 720-2800

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