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Stoney Creek High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1704 students

 
 

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Posted October 21, 2013

Stoney Creek High School is awesome, the principal Mr. Larry Goralski is very in touch with the kids and easy to talk to. The teachers really care for the students and the football coaches are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2012

Stoney Creek is a fabulous high school and we are extraordinarily pleased with the experience our son is having. He is appropriately challenged academically and is performing very well. He has been well-prepared for AP tests, and has consistently had positive relationships with his teachers. There are clubs and organizations to suit every type of student, and for a school of its size I find that the student body is generally well-behaved and respectful. The counseling staff is superior. We are very happy with our son's academic success and feel that he is being well-prepared for college and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

Excellent School and Community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

Having attended two high schools in my life, i would have to say Stoney Creek is amazing. The students are a little cliquey, however, the teachers are wonderful and truely care for the students. Mr. Hickey was a wonderful principle and he will be missed when he retires after this school year. I thoroughly enjoyed my experiances at SCHS, and I miss them greatly. I enjoyed going to school, and didn't recieve an insane amount of homework. If I could, I would return to SCHS in an instant, but I can't. I miss it and while I only attended Stoney for a short time, it was the most fun i've ever had at school and I recieved an excellent eduacation. Thanks


Posted October 14, 2008

Stoney Creek is an excellent school. It is highly regarded by college admission officers. My children were very well prepared for college. The thing that impresses me the most is the passion of the teachers. Mr. Hickey did a great job and he will be missed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

I have had three children attend this school and the commitment and dedication of the teachers and especially the principal have allowed all of my children to thrive academically and culturally. I have never seen a principal so involved in every aspect of the school as Dan Hickey. I cannot say enough about the education that my children have received at Stoney Creek HS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2006

Excellent academic program, sports activities, music and arts are exceptional, heavy parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2005

My comments are regarding the school principal, Mr. Hickey. My son is new to the school, two weeks into the semester. Prior to my son transferring to the school, Mr. Hickey set a meeting with my son (and parents). During this meeting, Mr. Hickey showed a very sincere interest in my son (what he likes to do, that all his staff is available to help him in the school, that he is welcome to the school and that his only requirment of him is that 'he be a full time student'. Mr. Hickey took us on a tour of the school. Durning the tour, I was surprised at how many students Mr. Hickey acknowledged by first name. He is a true leader and involved with 'on hands' approach in his position as school principle. Keep up the outstanding leadership and thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2004

This school is incredible, You will never find a better staff and they care about every single student. Everything that Mr. Hickey and his staff do is top of the line. I have a child that was carrying a 2.0 GPA and Mr. Hickey personally became involved and my son now has a 3.3 GPA. Mr. Hickey is a hands on administrator and he cares about his students and their lives. When you enroll your child in Stoney you will not have a worry in the world. They will get their education and if they have to be disciplined they will be. You will never find a more fair principal anyplace.
—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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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53%

2013

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

405 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

406 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

406 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

405 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

407 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%
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 Students62%
Female55%
Male69%
African American23%
Asian81%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
African American62%
Asian86%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female49%
Male62%
African American23%
Asian67%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female61%
Male76%
African American54%
Asian83%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial85%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
African American46%
Asian94%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities83%
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?

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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

97%

Average ACT score

23

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 85% 69%
Asian 7% 3%
African-American 3% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 12%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Larry Goralski
Fax number
  • (248) 726-5705

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575 East Tienken Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48306
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Phone: (248) 726-5700

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