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New Lothrop High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 406 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 27, 2014

I am a student in NL currently. It's a good school academically and there are tons of extracurricular activities going on. The staff know what they are doing and so do the coaches. As any other school teams, expect coaches to choose a bit of favoritism because that's what they all do. As for the people, most people are related so expect those people to hang out with each other more and their parents to be involved in everything (most of the time in a good way, not always). Some people are judgemental as this is life but if you're thinking of going to NL, if you're a student, make sure you stick up for people. This school is a mostly good school to be raised in. You can expect to find some good friends here.


Posted August 12, 2012

I went to NL 2008-2010 and it was one of the worst things I've ever done. You see the great test scores and extracurricular activities and automatically assume its a great school. What you don't hear about is the bullying and exclusion of newer students. I was put down every day and the staff did nothing to help. There was one teacher there that understood, but other than that, nothing. It was hard to make friends because I wasn't dressed in brand name clothing and I wasn't related to anyone. The only reason I will give this school a star is because of Mrs. Jane Devota.


Posted March 15, 2010

Excellent education, close community, work as a team
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

NL has offered our daughter an excellent school experience thru the 8th grade and look forward to our 4 years of high school. Community school support is second to no other and the expectation and support for sucsess is awesome. We have raised two children in the Saginaw district and owuld not exchange this offering for anything. Gary & Mary Seibert
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

Both of our children are in high school now. Some parent groups in the HS don't want new input. The elementary volunteer groups are very friendly,support educational interests,families that may not be able to afford some interests of their child and school extras. I recommend the schools to parents looking at choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2004

New Lothrop is the best school I have ever been too and if it weren't for moving Foster homes I would have stayed for the rest of high school. I plan on coming back so I can drive there and back here. Sincerly, Krystal Plulik
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 39% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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52%

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42%

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36%

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36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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80%

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77%

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80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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65%

2013

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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38%

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37%

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35%

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35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
10%
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

Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
25%
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 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
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

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

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

88%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

91%


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.

3 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 97% 69%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
African-American 0% 18%
American Indian N/A 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 21%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Anthony Berthiaume
Fax number
  • (810) 638-5057

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9285 Easton Rd.
New Lothrop, MI 48460
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Phone: (810) 638-5054

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