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Northville High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2283 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 23, 2014

Northville has prepared my children for success. They have had strong academic success, been involved in extracurricular activities which built character and teamwork ( especially cross country under Coach Cronin) honor society and band. They have fabulous friends with strong values and class. My oldest completed first semester of college with a 4.0 and has a solid internship this summer. I have to credit NHS with a solid education and the offering of many honors and AP classes. Northville is a great town, school and community! Proud to call it home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2013

NHS has treated it's population of Special Ed. students, my son included, with an astounding level of disrespect. Parents have been dismissed when expressing concerns, including by the school board and supt. We moved to Northville because of the reputation of the district. They are great if you have a good student, but don't let your child's needs get in the way of the standardized test scores. This school year has been an absolute nightmare with the district contiuing to mishandle situations without apology. I am truly disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

Northville high school only offer very limited math and science competitions, not even comparable to Novi high. The teachers do not have enough time to write recommendation letter to good students. The new ALPS entrance exam for elementary students is more or less like a joke, the test is not even timed. It is not a good way to select gifted kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2012

Academically the school is good, the seminar period is great for the students. My only dislike is that the school doesn't handle conflicts between students well. They seem to let somethings go to far, instead of sitting down with both parents and students and resolving the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2012

The math and science curriculum is not very good; however, the English department has many qualified teachers, and the school offers many AP classes. The technology in the school is out-of-date, but the district does not have any money to replace the computers or TVs. Many current teachers are now also under stress from having so many classes to teach, almost all of which contain more than thirty students, after there have been so many lay-offs. This affects their teaching, as they seem to be less about their job.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2011

Of, course, parents are the number-one ingredient in making a successful student, and our child had actively involved parents, as did all of her large group of friends. From kindergarten through graduation from Northville High School (and yes, there were a couple of bad teachers along the way...but we worked around them, talked to them, got outside tutoring, etc.) the teachers and administrators of Northville were outstanding. The English faculty at the H.S. is especially stellar. Every one of a very large group of friends is now a college grad, most with advanced professional degrees, and gainfully employed. Northville Schools gave them the base, and is still the focus of many happy memories. I am an educator myself (in another district) and I see the difference, very clearly. I am happy to have lived in a community that understands what a good education really is and supports the delivery of that experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2010

NHS is a great school. I have had one son graduate from here with a 3.9 GPA, and currently two daughters in grades 10 and 12, both whom have just gotten 4.0's. I am very much pleased with the teachers and administration of this school and how they have worked with all three of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

i have two children at this school, a freshmen and a junior. They both are succeeding very well and im proud. NHS is a 5 star school and all schools should be like this school. I give this school a rating of 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2009

Im a senior and this is the best high school there could be. Im in the top ten of my graduating class and im very pleased. I give this school a two thumbs up and reccomend it to any high school student
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

This school offers everything that a student needs to be successful. I have had 2 kids go thru this system and could't be happier. The grauation rate and the colleges that the students are accepted to should be proof to anyone that Northville is a first class school. Extra curricular activities are extensive and top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2008

I've had three children pass through the halls of NHS. I have come to know many of the teachers and administrators over the past eight years and am overall pleased with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

I think that NHS is a great school, sertainley better than Novi. Everyone if they put the effort forth can get good grades. The teachers are very accesible and they truly care about the students. The choirs are amazing and the curriculums are challenging and require time and effort, but they aren't impossible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

I tried talking to them many times about my child skipping, and they didn't do nor did they care at all about it. There are way too many kids and the curriculum is really strict to the point where most kids just end up getting by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2008

The math program is not the greatest, but there are many exceptional qualities to this school. First off, the seminar period is an amazing asset to most students for who many need extra help in a class or to make up a test but do not have time before or after school. The block scheduling is nicely laid out and applied well. The longer class periods greatly help with science labs and tests. I personally find the block scheduling helps me to be less stressed with homework as I have at least two days to complete it and during the time I am able to ask my teacher during seminar for help if necessary. Second, there are the great music programs. The choir and band programs are quiet large, with 1 in 4 students in choir.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2006

The availability and quality of art and music classes are astounding! Whereas many schools are doing away with the art department, Northville's is strong and offers classes not found at many other schools. The curriculum is strong and more than adequately prepares students for college. Teachers are available and supportive.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 21, 2006

The academics are not at the quality level of Birmingham/Bloomfield particularly with the Science and Math curriculums. English programs are good overall. District is overrated, but has a really nice extravagant building. School Board and Superintendent are ditrict's cheerleaders, but there are still problems that some parents choose to ignore. Maybe a little too affluent, look at parking lot on any given day. It is a decent school, but has a way to go. Many successful students just have really successful parents who care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2005

Outstanding schools. Recruiters from colleges now rate Northville High School #1 public HS in State of MI - Northville sent over 45 kids to U-M alone from last year's class. Great facilty, high parent involvement, great programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

Reasonably decent academics. Students generally succeed after graduation not because of the education but rather that the community is relatively affluent. Assistant Principal role has historically been filled by disciplinarian-types.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 25, 2004

School board is so nice! school has great scores and learning environment. Better than novi!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Social Studies

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

568 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

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2011

 
 
60%
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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.

583 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

588 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

584 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

582 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

590 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
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

99%

Average ACT score

24

Graduation rate

>95%


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 80% 69%
Asian 14% 3%
African-American 4% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 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 5%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Rob Watson
Fax number
  • (248) 344-3801

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45700 6 Mile Rd
Northville, MI 48168
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Phone: (248) 344-8425

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