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Shepherd High School

Public | 9-12 | 476 students

 
 

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Posted August 9, 2008

I am a former student of this school and they have a great educational program along with a great sports programs!! Go Bluejays!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2005

The sports here are awesome! As a student the players show very good sportsmanship and set a better example than other schools do. They also have many after school programs and clubs you can join such as pep club-drama-quiz bowl-student council-NHS and many more! The teachers are very involved with the students and have a pretty good idea of what is going on with all of them. The principal is very nice and very strict when you so something very wrong. It is a GREAT school to go to and the students are very welcoming with anyone new to the school. Come to Shepherd!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
16%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%
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 Students22%
Female16%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students34%
Female31%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students49%
Female49%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female49%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities56%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

87%

Average ACT score

20

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 89% 69%
American Indian 4% 1%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian N/A 3%
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 32%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Joseph Passalacqua
Fax number
  • (989) 828-5452

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100 West Hall Street
Shepherd, MI 48883
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