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North Central Area Junior/Senior High School

Public | 8-12 | 188 students

 

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Posted March 21, 2014

NCA has the best Michigan top to bottom scores among all the schools in the area. Academically, NCA's expectations are very high, and college as well as vocational success is the focus of curriculum and scheduling.


Posted April 20, 2005

I think they have an excellent special eduacation program. Out of about 15 teachers, 6 of them either teach special education or have something to do with special education throughout the day. For anyone whose son or daughter needs extra help should consider north central.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2004

Great kids. Great parents and staff. We all work together to make a better school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 6, 2004

Overall this school has provided my children with a quality education enabling them to attended the finest colleges Michigan has to offer insuring their success later in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2004

At this school you can get away with any thing if you have the right name. Do not send your children here!
—Submitted by a former student


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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 35% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
21%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
19%
Social Studies

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%
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 Students23%
Female0%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female36%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students15%
Female0%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students23%
Female9%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Female9%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 69%
American Indian 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
African-American N/A 18%
Asian N/A 3%
Multiracial N/A 2%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Bruce M. Tapio
Fax number
  • (906) 497-5066

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
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3795 Hwy Us 2 & 41
Powers, MI 49874
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Phone: (906) 497-5226

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