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Owosso High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 984 students

 
 

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Posted October 14, 2010

Owosso Schools have many talented students and are real achievers.They excel in sports and in the class room.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2006

We moved here when my son was in the 8th grade. My oldest son struggled with math and reading. Thanks to a great teacher in the middle school, we was tested and found he had learning disabilities in these areas. After close review and proper placement, he started to excel in school. This special help followed him thru high school. He was never treated any different than any other kids and they never let on to the other students that he needed special help. By his senior year, he had over-come all of his problems and could comprehend math and could read at a 12th grade level. He graduated with honors to top it all off. Owosso school district was fantastic for him. I have two other children in the district and have all the faith in the world that they will get a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2005

My 10th grader is the youngest of our family to attend Owosso High School. Academically, students are challenged through many Advanced Placement courses (most in the county) and are also supported by Special Education services. Owosso's band and choir programs are outstanding! Most teachers are very caring & competent. The district seems to be concerned about its weaknesses and working towards constant improvement. We have been very satisfied with Owosso.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

My child has been going to OHS for the last 4 years. the first 3 years excellent, but this year a change in principal and staff and i find OHS Unfair with new policies and the treatment of the students. More interested in School reptation and new staff making a name for theirselves , instead of kids self worth.
—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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
24%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%
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 Students22%
Female22%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students31%
Female31%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students44%
Female39%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students37%
Female42%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities40%
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

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?

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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

19

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 92% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jeffrey Phillips
Fax number
  • (989) 729-5600

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765 East North St
Owosso, MI 48867
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Phone: (989) 723-8231

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