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Carl T. Renton Jr. High School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 607 students

 
 

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Posted January 29, 2013

I am in 7th grade and I go here now. It is a really good school but over crowded. Other than that a really good school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 8, 2011

I am an 8th grader, 2010-2011. i enrolled last year, and i like the school. most of the teachers are really great and do an outstanding job making sure we understand the material. My only complaint is, some of the teacher's seem as if they could care less about the students, and play favorites. Also, the kids. They all have nothing to do here, so they spend they're day doing nothing but horsing around and making sexual jokes in the middle of class, and completely disrespecting their fellow students and teachers. I don't feel very safe here, with people always wanting to fight me for no reason, when I'm the quiet girl who sits and reads all day, and don't cause problems with anyone. Also the sexual remarks that i hear from the boys is awful. but overall, the education is probably the best around.


Posted May 14, 2009

Our 8th grader was new to this school this 2008-2009 school year. My only complaint is the lack of response from teachers and staff to emails, phone calls and even hand written letters. If responses occurred, it was many days later. Teachers seems very enthusiastic during parent/teacher conferences about the subject they were instructing. My 8th grader seems to have enjoyed his year there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

It is very crowded here.i like the school,but my friends and i get pushed around and cut down by some of the older students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2008

I love my school. Im an eighth grader, and its my first year here. The other kids alreadt accepted me like the first day. I will never go back to my old school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

We have an 8th grader at Renton Jr. High, and are very pleased with the school, the only thing I wish would change is offering more parent involvement. We never quite know, when or if they ever want volunteers, and I know many parents are out here ready and willing to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2007

We moved to New Boston the end of last year, because we where told how great the school system is. I must say I have been very impressed. I have a 7th grader in Renton, and he loves the school. I cant believe how excited he is to tell me about his day, funny things a teacher said, something he learned or how his challenge went in band. Its so nice to send him to a school where I feel he is safe, and is getting a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

I have been very pleased with this school. The school has worked with me to help my children thrive. When there has been any type of issue with one of my children I was notified immediately. I find everyone at the school is approachable and puts the needs of the children first. My children have said that bullying is not tolerated at all at Renton. My son suffers from a chronic illness and the school has been very accommodating of his needs. When he has had some issues with his illness at school it was handled by the staff as discreetly as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

i went to this every year of my life up untill the end of eighth grade and i loved the school and the atmosphere the reason i moved schools was mainly the students that went there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 18, 2005

I like the school and principal, but the secretaries in the school are very rude. I have had several run ins with them over the phone. Secretaries are the first ones that they see, and they really set a tone for the school/principal/asst principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

I have a very different view on this school. I find the secretaries rude. Any time I've been in the office I have felt that I'm a bother to the staff. When you walk into your school office you should feel secure in that the staff can locate your child if needed, or locate your records, or even one of your childs teachers. Any time I've been in this office I've gotten a different person (or student) to talk to and no one seems to know where anyone or anything is. I am in the process of comparing the other schools in my area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2004

This school has been great for my daughter! The school has a very positive atmosphere and excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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 42% in 2014.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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36%

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29%

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31%

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31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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72%

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76%

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68%

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68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

177 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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31%

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37%

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35%
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 39% in 2014.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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31%

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27%

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36%

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36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

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61%

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61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

215 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

215 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
20%

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

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

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
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 29%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Kurt Mrocko
Fax number
  • (734) 783-0327

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31578 Huron River Dr
New Boston, MI 48164
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Phone: (734) 782-2483

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