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Heritage High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1564 students

 
 

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Posted April 21, 2014

Heritage has more to offer than other schools in Saginaw County. The International Baccalaureate classes and Advanced Placement courses provide students with a top-notch curriculum. The diverse student population is the best! And the after school opportunities (clubs, band, choir, orchestra, sports, drama, etc) can't be beat!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2012

I have a grandson who will attend the school in the Fall. I am particularly interested in all aspects of the school.


Posted April 25, 2010

As a parent and teacher I would grade Heritage High School an A+ In any category related to education. The administrators, counselors and teachers are 100% behind the success of every student at Heritage. Their learning facilities are the best in Saginaw County as well as their athletic facilities. The security around the high school is as good as it gets and students are made to fail safe. The only difficulties I see involve the student-parent relationships in which parents do not provide the student with the educational facilities and supervision they need at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

The teachers don't care at all, it's just a pay check to them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2009

As a teacher and a parent I would like to comment on the 're-test' policy at Heritage. Though many adults feel that students should not be allowed to re-test, I have always thought that allowing a student the opportunity to actually learn the material was far more important than sticking it to them with a failing grade. Things happen, and high school is the appropriate place to receive some help before the 'real-world' actually hits. Heritage provides that fantastic learning environment!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2009

An average school with acceptable resources. Parents are repeatedly asked for pay for student expenses (blame the economy here). Most teachers are great, yet, I do feel they are to lenient about 50% of the time. Preparing the kids for the real world means not to allow retesting on a failure and such. I wish I had a 're-do' in my line of work. I wish to comment on the '...not too much emphasis on athletics whatsoever.' statement whom which was a student posting the comment. First, this person is a student, with no outside obligations such as a full time job and raising a family while still maintaining a household. Nor does the student have to pay for any of the costs associated with athletics, that is the parents responsibility once again. *Revised due to 150 word limit on the review?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

There is not too much emphasis on athletics whatsoever. The parent or student or whoever that posted that is obviously NOT an athlete. The students that go to Heritage who are competitive athletes appreciate how much time coaches devote to the teams and how much school spirit there is. Money is always going to be tight no matter where you go and the facilities we have aren't tremendous. Even so, I believe we have sufficient equipment and when a team absolutely needs something, it can be done. I do not agree with whoever posted that and they definately don't know what they're talking about.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2005

Too much emphasis on athletics. Schools lack appropriate supplies for the students and too much money is spent on athletic facilities and events which 80% of the students never use. Too much coddling of students. School expects parents to pay for the 'public' part of the budget. Like most public schools it needs to change its view of education from 'providing a likable education enviorment' to 'educating all students for success in the real world.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

I attended Heritage High School and always felt safe and that the teachers really cared. If you did poorly on a test many teachers would hold an after school study hour to review the test and give you an opportunity to re-test.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2005

the only reason you can't get a better education anywhere lse is because it's the oonly school in the township.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted September 23, 2004

Only after leaving Heritage did I begin to understand and appreciate what an excellent school I had the honor of attending. You couldn't ask more of the staff. All of the teachers gave 150% not only to their students, but also the school. In my opinion, you couldn't get a higher quality education anywhere else in the Township.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

Even thought there has been a seeming influx of urban students in the halls of Heritage, it has still been able to maintain a respectablity that one has come to expect of Saginaw Twp. Never once did I feel un-safe, or poorly instructed (for the most part). However, the heirarchy has been steepened between students and administration since the departure of J. Allen Larson.
—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.

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Social Studies

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

483 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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19%

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27%
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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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

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65%

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66%

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63%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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30%

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29%

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28%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
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

94%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

86%


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 71% 69%
African-American 12% 18%
Hispanic 11% 6%
Asian 4% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
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 30%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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3465 North Center Rd
Saginaw, MI 48603
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Phone: (989) 799-5790

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