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South Lyon East High School

Public | 9-12 | 910 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted January 17, 2014

My grandson attends SLEHS and he likes it and is thriving there. He likes the teching staff; he's involved in the sports programs; he has a very nice group of friends that have equally healthy interests. And, the school itself, and the property it sits on are beautiful. This is a relatively new school with state of the art equipment. What a great place and environment for a high school student.


Posted January 15, 2014

I graduated from South Lyon East High School.Don't listen to the angry parents. An exaggerated review when a parent doesn't get their way isn't an honest review. I couldn't possibly write a good enough review for this high school. I am now a Physics student at the University of Michigan and realize just how much SLEHS prepared me for college. The teaching staff at this high school went above and beyond whenever it was needed. I was able to stay after school for extra help with my teachers sometimes until 6 pm if I needed it. The staff was more than willing if it meant helping me learn the material. They were nothing but caring and would do anything to help their students. Help was available to anyone that asked for it. I can't even fathom that people are complaining about the lunches on this website. If you want your kid to eat gourmet food send them somewhere else. If the drug sniffing dog searches every once in a while whilst your child is still in class upsets you, send your child elsewhere. But if you want a safe environment for your child and if you want your kid to get a quality education from teachers that care, then you should send them to SLEHS. I'm glad I graduated there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2013

Amazing school. Design is great, teachers are awesome, and there are great academic opportunities. Definitely send your child to this school.


Posted August 6, 2013

Our daughter just graduated from SLEHS this past June, and I am so happy that when taking her placement tests for her new university, she scored extremely well. SLEHS did a spectacular job preparing her for her future. She is going on to study mechanical engineering, and I have to praise SLEHS for making that possible. Their Robotics team helped her to find what she loves, gain her confidence, and bloom into the intelligent young woman she is. SLEHS has a lot more to offer students than most schools. It is one of the top public high schools in the state of Michigan, and their teachers are top notch. I think the best thing to remember when evaluating a school is that an education is what you put into it, and if a student performs poorly at SLEHS, it is not because of the teaching. I wish more parents would be more involved with their child's education, as we noticed how few of the Robotics parents actually participated in their child's activities. The school can only provide so much... It is up to parents to provide additional support and guidance for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

My opinion, after sending my freshman to SLEHS for one year, is that this school needs new administration. The assistant principal is unbelievable, and not in a good way. My son is by no means perfect and we ve had our ups and downs over the past few years. This vice principal lady is a nightmare, to say the least. My son made a mistake at lunch and landed in this woman s office. This woman called me and while we were talking proceeded to start arguing with my son while we were on the phone. This was just one issue in a long line of issues with her. I attempted to get assistance with her behavior and how she treated me, by the principal. HAH, now that s a joke. He s as useless as the vice principal. I have since withdrawn my son from the South Lyon School District. I would advise against EVER sending your child to this school. It s unfortunate that they do not allow school of choice at the high school level in South Lyon. I will end with saying that the teaching staff was very helpful, as much as they could be as staff. If you need more than they are able to give you, good luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

The current principal is perhaps the worst school administrator I have ever experienced. This is very unfortunate because the previous principal was a wonderful man and was a great leader and role model to the students and community. The current principal refused to return emails and messages that pertained to an official school event that my son attended which was an embarrassment to the school district, administration, and students. A good leader and would do the right thing for the school and resign after failing so miserably to perform basic and customary job functions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

The administration is absolutely terrible and fails to comply with any needs of their students. The new principle is the worst principle in human kind he 100%fails to complete duties for his students and neglects his duties as a principle( minding you that his duties are not difficult at all) he just fails to have anything completed in time. Do not send your children here they will be absolutely miserable. Let alone this.year.my daughter has turned from a happy young girl to being completely depressed about her future. as a parent please do the right thing and not send your children here. all of the other reviews are correct and the cough hour is a time wasting hour
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2012

dont enroll your child because of race issues my child came home crying alot because of this and princapal refused to do any thing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2011

my reason is this school doesnt care at all the teachers do but the staff doesn't care when a child needs help and they can not detect it it is sad for this to happens at this school here and when a child has to be home schooled for 2 yrs at home on medical they don't even call to even see how the child is feeling or keep in touch this is sad too here the best principal was Mr Weber he was the best of the best we want him back in south Lyon he always took the right care with at least my son and always was there for him whenever he needed time in any matter he had in school always took care of things there is no other principal like him if Mr Weber was the principal of east what a wonderful school that would be too many kids i hear are having problems over there and it is very sad to hear and alot is not being addressed too from what i hear from the kids! sad but true its a beautiful school yes but there is wrong people running it i feel!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2010

i love this school its so nice cougar hour is so great and its really nice


Posted November 18, 2009

Welcome to South Lyon East Highschool! What a terrible learning environment. Students are incredibly immature, and teachers are unproffessional. Students are searched for drugs without probable cause, the food is terrible, and there are lots of friendly students from Detroit! We should sell some of the plasma TVs and get some administrators and teachers that are not from the bottom of the barrel.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

The school is great and beautiful. The teachers are really involved in teaching. And most of all the principal is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

This school for me, has grown since the beginning of the 0'8-0'9 school year, but needs al ot of improvement in extra-curricular activites. Winterfest was poorely populated, because of the lack of adversiment. This school is filled with immaturity, especiall the freshman, and the kids need to learn morality, and self-control. Being a junior, i only have one more year, but i hope this school progresses in years to come.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2009

I think SLEHS is a great school! The school is new but they are on the right track. They care about the students and their success. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

My daughter attends SLEHS and I have to say that I am impressed with the school. I believe that the staff is more than capable and I do believe that every effort has been made to make the students high school experience the best it can be. I also believe that there are a handful of students that insist on being downers. It is to bad that they dont want to make themselves part of something great instead they complain and whine about what they perceive to be a 'bad' high school experience. There are plenty of students out there that would kill to be in the position the SLEHS students are in. These students are not being forced to go to SLEHS - school of choice - look into it and let the students that do appreciate what they have at SLEHS enjoy their time in high school. Go Cougars!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

I go to SLEHS and all i have to say about it is I HATE it there. First off there are way too many ridiculous rules. like the 3 tardy rule. Alot of the teachers have no clue what they're doing. The 'Healthy' food choices are ALL they offer & that might sound good but you try eating soggy turkey subs every day for lunch. But the saddest thing about the school, is that the 2010 2011 & 2012 classes dont even get the real high school experience. the schools practically empty and nobody wants to be a 'Country Cougar.' And for parents that want to send their children to a great New school, where all the kids are happy, respectful and kind to eachother- and teachers are wonderful; your not going to find that in any school. teens are teens nomatter where you go. Sorry. :/
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

This School is amazing! Every thing about this school is well outstanding> The Hallways, bathrooms, classrooms, lunch room, Just every thing is nice! This school also has the lateset and greatest technology! If you ask me this school is much better than the old South Lyon highschool,It is alot more diverse. In a few short years East South Lyon Highschool will be one of the BEST highschools in Michigan! This will be my first year here and i'm soooo excited! If you want your child to have an upstanding education, send them to this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2008

I think that our school is amazing. But there are a couple of let downs and the students attitudes are sooooooooooooooooo annoying it bugs the crap outta me. They lack in school spirit and if they think our school is miserable then they should seriously do something about. We are a brand new school, and yeah, it's going to take a lot of time to balance out with the old highschool but we have to form it ourselves to make it what we want it to be. Im on student council and a cheerleader. Im going to do the best i can to make my peers want to go to school hear. It's really not all that bad
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2008

This school is the best ever! there are so many opportunities for us at this school! the building is great to! i would never want to be anything but a south lyon EAST COUGAR!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2008

This is the first year for SLEHS. What a great place to go to school. My daughter loves it. Really nice kids, great facilities, engaged teachers and a full range of extracuricular activities and sports. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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2011

 
 
54%
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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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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48%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

2013

 
 
50%

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2011

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%
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 Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female41%
Male58%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female61%
Male81%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female69%
Male70%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities74%
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:

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55%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

98%

Average ACT score

22

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 88% 69%
African-American 6% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
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 24%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • David Phillips
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  • (248) 486-4009

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52000 10 Mile Road
South Lyon, MI 48178
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