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Southfield Regional Academic Campus

Public | 9-12 | 376 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted January 1, 2010

This school is great for what it has been designed for. A chance for student to graduate on time with dignity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

This school is a parent's dream. The entire staff is dedicated to the success of your child. SRAC provides a smaller environment, different modes of learning and great communications w/student/parents/teachers. If your child is lagging behind in school for whatever reason, he/she can get it together and turn things around @ SRAC. Old principal was good; new principal is even better, success is the only option!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

My daughter went to Arthur Ashe for one year. It was so nice, I kept her there for a second year. It was like a private school in a public school system. The effect was more than optimal. I love the staff, and their committment to the school. The principal is a true leader, respected by students, teachers, and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

I went to SRAC in the 8th grade. When I came in my grade point average was low. Now since i have got that one on one attention and support I needed I was able to raise my GPA.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 31, 2005

Southfield Regional Academic Campus - SRAC has one of the only extended day programs in the nation for Alternative Education students. Through the strong leadership of the principal (Mr. Earl Dixon) we have been able to attract and graduate students that would not been able to survive elsewhere. The majority of our students are not placed here but choose to come here, for the smaller class size and more personalized attention. Statistically (raw data and percentage-wise) speaking, we have fewer behavior problems than any school in the district and possibly most in the county.This combined with the fact that we have the highest rate of parental involvement in the district makes us a model for educating children. We must remember the federal mandate that No Child will be Left Behind. These children who were left behind or opted out, now have a place where they can not only survive but thrive.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 24, 2005

The Southfield Regional Academic Campus (SRAC), formerly known as Arthur Ashe Acdemy, is saving the academic lives of many Southfield Public School students. Learners Excelling Through Afternoon Programs (LEAP) enable students to accelerate their credits by attending school for afternoon and evening classes. LEAP students volunteer to attend SRAC and there's a waiting list for LEAP enrollment! Most LEAP students are former Southfield High School and Southfield-Lathrup High School students. Typically, LEAP students are students that lack high school credits to graduate on time. LEAP has made it possible for a great number of students to graduate on time, thus, avoiding dropping out of school. SRAC deserves to heralded, not berated! Any parent wishing to visit the school to get a first-hand view of the school and programs should visit and not believe the negative perceptions that prevail. SRAC's administration, support staff and teachers are working to 'save lives!' A Positive Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2005

This is a school of great potential if it had great leadship. The unaccountable acts of violence in the school and with the children off grounds are appauling and totally out of control. The same repeated offenders are able to pull the quality of education to its lowest. If you know you can do something and the ramifications behind that are minimal to nothing, then why not continue to do so if you are always welcomed back. The understanding is that most of the students there are put of the other surrounding Southfield schools. The displine at this point should be high! The is no lesson learned if none given. There has to be a better program in place for these kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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

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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

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The state average for Math was 29% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

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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:

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55%
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ACT participation

100%

Average ACT score

14

Graduation rate

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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
African-American 97% 18%
White 2% 69%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian N/A 3%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Multiracial N/A 2%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  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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21705 Evergreen Rd
Southfield, MI 48075
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Phone: (248) 746-0012

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