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Southgate Anderson High School

Public | 9-12 | 1045 students

 
 

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Posted February 25, 2014

I taught at STA briefly, and would have loved to stay had the opportunity arisen. I loved my students, the principal was outstanding (although she has unfortunately since retired), and the staff that I knew were fantastic. I have also substitute taught at the school, and just based on my experiences, can highly recommend the special ed program, which had a lot of life skills components and it seemed the kids were really benefitting from it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 19, 2009

I'm a sophomore at Southgate Anderson High School and have been enrolled in Southgate Schools since 1st grade. The high school is very well planned out. The teachers all care for the students curriculum and want to see the students succeed. My teachers always find a fun way to explain things, and you don't even realize your learning the subject. In this school i have straight 100% in all five classes, and have improved so much of my writing just this year at SAHS, I've received letters from Harvard and Princeton. The teachers are very helpful and the counselors, all though not the best, try their hardest to prepare students for college, this school is amazing and i absolutely adore it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2009

I consider Southgate Public Schools to be the best schools downriver. The teachers are always willing to help the students. Our sport teams are extremely good. We have an awesome sport program. They do a really good job at preparing the students for the ACT and other major tests. The administrators are very good and always willing to help anyone out. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2008

Great school from the teachers to the top of the system they always have the kids in mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

Love this school! Sort of new there, i switched from Carlson, which might i say, is a horrible horrible school. This school has so much to offer, only some sports have tryouts, and some, like tennis, golf, and others, you don't have to try out for.Sure some of the sports are expensive, but if you honestly would like your taxes to be rasied so you can pay for the equipment, let some one know. Or if you'd rather just pay for your own student...anyway, i like the way this school handles things, and might i say that one of my teachers is the most helpful person i've ever met in my life. We get assigned ALOT of work, but always have time to do it, and its never anything over the top. I only dislike one of my teachers, but i'm a teenager, so those odds are good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2008

This is a below average school, no Student likes High school and Anderson High makes it worse on them. There is no fun in the school, nothing to look forward to no attractions. The counselers are supposed to be there for you but instead they talk down on you. The Special Ed Department cares alot about there students and regular ed teachers look down on special ed teachers because of the fact that special ed students dont understand, have reading problems, and cant add or subtract. I hear alot of kids talking in the hall ways about how they want to play sports but there parents cant afford there equipment and the 'pay to play'. To be on a Sport you have to try out which is un-fair they should make enough teams so every student who wants to play the sport can. Its not an eual school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2008

my youngest daughter is graduating this year. She made the top 10 students in the graduating class. I am concerned that her counsellor has never once called her down to talk about her future and or scholarships that would have been avaialable to her. I think parent involvement makes a huge difference in how a student does. She loves her teachers and they have all been extremely supportive of her. Thank you from a very proud parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

Southgate anderson is a good school. I been enrolled in southgate schools since the 9th grade, im now a junior. All my teachers help me when i need it and show they care about me suceeding in life. I love all my teachers. Southgate is a good school to send your kids to we have a lot of sports and other things for stundents to get involved in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2007

the teachers do not focus on their students as much as they should, they have a disipline problem at that school....and frankly the teachers dont care whether their students suceed or not....so says a teacher there which i will not name...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

The best school ever in Southgate, they have a great marching band


Posted July 5, 2007

I found that southgate anderson is probably one of the worst highschools because the teachers don't push their stundents to care and learn about the subjects, on top of them not making the students all they can be the school disipline system is completely out of wack, they are unfair and don't know how to weight situations right to fit the crime. They do not prepare them for college properly! It is the worst do not let your kids go here!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

I found that the Southgate High School system to be very good. My three daughters all graduated from there and did well in college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

All 3of my kids went there. All 3 graduated from college. THe teachers were great, helpful, dedicated. Lots of sports and activites to keep kids out of trouble. Lots of guidance to keep them informed of their options. Highly Recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

Needs more control over students who are late and drug control with the students.


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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.

365 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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17%

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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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

303 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

304 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

304 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%
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 Students13%
Female12%
Male14%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students25%
Female22%
Male28%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female42%
Male52%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female60%
Male48%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities29%
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

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

92%

Average ACT score

19

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 80% 69%
African-American 8% 18%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
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 43%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Michelle Baker-Herring
Fax number
  • (734) 246-7840

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15475 Leroy Street
Southgate, MI 48195
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