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Pinckney Community High School

Public | 9-12 | 1473 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted Sunday, April 13, 2014

Honestly I dont think Pnckneys school system is as good as everyone says. The teachers aren't the best, and the school system doesn't discipline students enough. There is a huge drug problem and they are cracking down enough to stop it, it's all about making the school look good and not about the students. I'm glad I'm almost about tonleave this awful school.


Posted February 12, 2014

This is a wonderful school!!! I love how amazing this schools is, and I believe anyone trying to decide on a school should consider Pinckney High School as a top choice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

This school is full of intelligent and engaged students and staff. The school community will do anything to help their students succeed. When I was struggling in one of my classes I got a free student tutor and caught up in no time. The school wants what's best for the students and creates a fun and active learning environment to achieve this goal. Pinochet community schools are amazing.


Posted April 21, 2013

Pinckney Community High School is an excellent school where the teachers and staff know their subjects, teach them well, and care about the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2011

the teachers and faculty all are working hard for the student's success, and they all push kids to strive for the best
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2011

I think Pinckney Schools are great. I have 3 daughters, one in elementary, one in Junior High and another at the high school. I feel the elementary does a great job engaging the kids in learning while addressing social issues (bullying, handling disagreements, other life skills) in their daily routine. The Junior High has a variety of offerings that appeal to the diverse population (varying levels of core classes to address different abilities, activities like Back Alley Players, Sports, Garage Band, elective courses like Forensic Science, School Store, Band/Orchestra/Choir). The High School offers opportunities, again for different types of interests and abilities, even with the newer, tougher graduations requirements. There are quality vocational programs, AP classes, New Tech High, variety of electives that are fun and interesting. The sports programs offer something for most kids, with programs bringing home state championships/consistent top five finishes (Cross Country/Track) without cuts, competing in Division I with top teams with larger populations to draw from. I grew up in Ann Arbor, and I don t feel that Pinckney Schools lacks in anything that I had growing up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2010

I have one child the graduated this year and one that is a freshman. This school has not impressed me with anything yet and I have two more kids still that are to go to the high school. The drugs are bad in the school and the teachers just go through the motions to get through the day and have no heart in teaching these kids. The administrative people demand respect from the parents and students but they don't give it. The atmosphere in this school is so bad that none of the kids can focus on actually trying to learn. I thought when I moved out here 8 years ago, that the schools would be great for my kids. I'm now thinking of driving them back to the city to go to a better school. Its really sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2009

This school is amazing. All of the extracirricular activitys and sports were great after school things. I experianced the first year of the Freshmen Academy. It helped me out that way i wasnt shoved in the same hallways as the upper classmen.I like the idea of the Academy was the best choice they could have made.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2008

We have been homeschooling our dauhter till this year she is a freshman at Pinckney and we are so thrilled so far. They were so helpful and understanding with our concerns for our daughter. We have 5 more children now that we most likely will put through Pinckney High!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

I have been so unhappy with PCHS. I loved the school system until we got here. After many months of fighting to keep my son in we finally decided that he would never get an education from PCHS. It's too bad that the administrative staff doesn't treat kids like the young adults they expect them to be. If they gave the kids some respect they might get some back. On the other hand, the teaching staff is very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

I'm a student here and to be honest, the school isn't that bad once you get to know it. The sports are always iffy here.There's the Robotics, Auto's, and Architecture classes, those are sweet things to look into when attending Pinckney High if they're interested. There's a lot of things ahead for this school, and it is a great place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2006

My son and daughter attended Pinckney Schools from K-12 and are now finishing their undergraduate degrees at 2 of our biggest state universities. They have done extremely well and have felt very well prepared with the education they got in Pinckney. While not the best funded district, Pinckney has worked for years to provide more great options for its students in sports, the arts, AP classes, clubs, trips. The district has outstanding applied tech programs also. The majority of the staff is very dedicated, kid focused and uses creative ideas to engage students like an annual cardboard boat race in the math and science classes. My kids always say, 'This was a great place to grow up!', meaning the schools and the beautiful lakes in the area. They both talk about living here when they finish their college training. That says a lot about the schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

As a graduate of Pinckney I can honestly say that some of these students reviews are totally wrong. I graduated in 2000, with a great education. Maybe if certain students think there are no opportunities in Pinckney High School, they should attend Detroit Public Schools. I think their views about where they are from will change.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 14, 2005

PHS has a wonderful band program with over 10% of the student population involved. They have an active PTO and many chaperoned extracurricular activies including National Honor Society, Mock Trial, P.A.L.S, S.A.D.D. and Bible Study. The ACT II Theatre Group was invited to perform at the International Thespian Festival in 2005. The athletic program encourages participation from the student body. My daughter's experience at Pinckney High School has been a wonderful, memorable one. She has been accepted to every college she's applied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

I am a graduate of Pinckney Community High School. I also graduated from Western Michigan University this year. Persoanlly I think that PHS is a great school with endless opportunity. The students at Pinckney write reviews but I truley think these students are immature and unappreciative. They do not know how good they have it there. I know how fortunate the community is to have PHS. I was a student teacher inside Kalamazoo Public Schools, let me tell you about a limited opportunity. At PHS, your students will be recieve ample opportunity for growth and there is more than enouigh challenge in each day. I would recommend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 14, 2005

I was a student at Pinckney High and I hated it, the students were stuck up and mean. The education was limited, the teachers were scatterbrained and the overall school was disorganised.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 13, 2005

I am a student at Pinckney High School and must admit that our school is on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to parent involvement, educational opportunities, and extracurricular activities. First off, parents don't seem to care what their kids do anymore. The education we get here at Pinckney is rather limited and I don't feel challenged at all. I am taking some of the highest level classes, yet I hardly feel I am being prepared for college. Our athletics could be better organized. There aren't very many opporutnities for kids who don't want to do varisty sports, either.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2005

I am a student at Pinckney, and the focus is not on academics. With only five AP classes and no honors classes, I found it a huge disadvantage for applying to college. Four out of five of the AP classes are math or science and only one is an English class. The AP English class is the best class a student can take, but one does not find themselves prepared to take it. Language offerings are limited, other then Spanish,French. For someone who needs to know Latin, Greek, and German for graduate school, Pinckney is not an ideal place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2005

My third child will be graduating from Pinckney High School this year. My children transferred from a large city envitronment to the country and the results have been very positive. I believe my children have received a good education. They have been able to participate in team sports and after school activities. Like any district, if we had more money we would be able to provide more for the children. The community wants to keep taxes down so the result is what we have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

A larger small town school with the old guard wanting to retain control. New blood is slowly implementing change even with administrative resistance. Vo-Tech opportunuties are good with academic stats being deceiving. Teachers are hit or miss. Be prepared to be extremely involved if logic is expected when dealing with issues. Athletics are less than organized but changes have started. Safety is acceptable but discipline is a cunundrum. The arts are well planned yet again have growing pains. Persons planning a family will eventually benefit, but not transfers.
—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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
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

80%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

"85"%


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 97% 69%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 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 16%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Dr. James Darga
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10255 Dexter Pinckney Rd
Pinckney, MI 48169
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