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Roscommon High School

Public | 9-12 | 443 students

 
 

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Posted June 27, 2014

The lack of communication between teachers, administrators and parents is unsatisfactory. The school assumes that there is internet in every home and parents don't need paper information sent home. The drug and bullying problems in this school are far beyond what is considered normal for any school. I honestly don't know how students continue to excel with their education, that hasn't been our experience at all. I'm glad my son will not be attending for his final years of high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

I moved to a different school and i really want to go back. I went to ghsd all my life and we had the best schools around i never thought of how much time we spent on learning and how it will definately help us in later years the school im attending right now is way behind michigans and i just miss roscommon's school so bad
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2010

For the area Roscommon is a fine school. I went there for 2 years and thought it was okay. However recently I moved to a school that is just so much better. I can't even believe how much I've improved in sports and self-discipline. RHS does not teach kids self-discipline and integrity (since there is almost no homework in every class except for a few) and is not the greatest atmosphere for a kid to grow up in, since the peers may not have the greatest influence on the kid.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2009

I am currently attending this school. I have progressed a little faster then some of the other studentsin my grade and they have supported me all the way. The teachers re wonderful, they allow your child to get on-on-one time if they need help on anything. I strongly reccomend this school to anyone wanting to go to a nice, peacful, neighborhood that you and your child will flourish and grow within.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2008

RHS is the only school I can think of going to all four years. I used to think I wouldn't like it, that I'd rather go to schools downstate that are more...I don't know...expensive? Have more funding? The point really is, I was wrong. Funding or what the school has doesn't make the school a great school. I've been there almost a year now and to me the teachers make all the difference. We have some very competant teachers who can get you to pay attention to anything by the way they make the subject so interesting. I wouldn't dream of going to another school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2008

Roscommon High School is the best school around. There are endless opportunities if people simply want to look for them. The teachers genuinely care about the kids, and the academic expectations are high. I constantly hear other parents talk about how when their child went to college, they tested out of the basic courses, and even a college professor said that Roscommon students seldom if ever have to take remedial courses. My oldest daughter is at college right now and she is on the dean's list. When she first got there, she tested into higher level courses, and told me that they were almost too easy as she had learned the material at Roscommon. Overall, an excellent school. Many have tried to drag it through the mud lately, it seems, but it is just such an excellent environment that it will rise to the top again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

This school is awsome. Everything is actually under control.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2007

My daughter graduated from RHS two years ago. I read with dismay some of the reviews here as she was an honor student in HS and carries a 3.9+ GPA in college. RHS truly prepared her in every possible way to succeed at a college level. I would recommend this High School to any parent in the area. The teachers, staff and coaches have been nothing but supportive of her and share a great deal in her current success. Great School, Great Curriculum and Excellent Staff. Only down side, some parents make life difficult for the staff because they feel they know how to teach better than the professionals. Some parents need to 'stay out'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

As a recent graduate and current college student, I feel that Roscommon High School, as well as the entire GHSD, provided me with an education unmatched in the surrounding area. There are more opportunities for students at this school, such as AP and dual enrollment, than at any school its size that I am aware of. On more than one occasion I have been commended by professors due to my high school curriculum, and I was considered an average at-best student. If your child puts in no effort, he/she should not expect much in return, no matter where the attend school. Take advantage of these opportunites; there is no telling how long they will last with the current budget cuts, as students from surrounding districts are learning. It could always be worse.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 22, 2005

Although i am not a parent of a child of roscommon high school, i am a recent graduate. It is in my opinion that roscommon school district lacks the oppurtunities to prepare student for the 'real world'. Very few of the acedemic programs are mentally challenging enough to prepare for college. There are a few good teachers who will do what they can to help a student along, but for the most part, most are very political and dont encourage students to work to their full potential. Students who excell are discouraged to take the extra steps to learn more. Although the sports programs are wonderful, it needs to be emphasized to administrators as well as students that there is more to life than sports. The principal, asst principal, teachers and counilors could definately use some work on good communication skills, especially those skills geard toward late adolescants.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 29, 2004

I think that Roscommon High School is an excellent learning institution. It did a very good job in preparing me for the future. My guidance counselor was always there to assist me with anything I may have needed help with, and many of the teachers also acted as counselors in their own ways, so I always knew there was someone there to help me out with any problem I may have had. I felt very safe at the school, and I would definitely send my children there in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

While Roscommon High School is considered great for the area, it is by no means a good school. Students are not challenged enough and course materials are too easy for the students. The school does have some wonderful teachers, however, there are some who will not allow students to 'go at their own pace' when a student is excelling at a pace faster than the rest of the class. Roscommon High School is a sure way to get a 4.0 and participate in sports (other extracurricular activities are lacking except for Knowledge/Quiz Bowl). Compared to the schools in lower Michigan, this High School should receive a failing grade. If our children really are the future, we must give them the education they deserve so they do not flunk out of college after their first year.
—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.
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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22%

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32%

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18%
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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 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
23%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
32%
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 Students39%
Female39%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students37%
Female30%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students44%
Female34%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female67%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
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

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ACT participation

95%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

81%


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 95% 69%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
African-American 0% 18%
Hispanic 0% 6%
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 61%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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10600 Oakwood Road
Roscommon, MI 48653
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