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Spring Lake High School

Public | 9-12 | 784 students

 
 

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Posted January 26, 2012

The academics are great here. They are top 2% in the nation. The work is challenging but not too challenging. There is a downfall though. The kids are terrible. I've seen people making fun of kids with disabilities. The kids are very materialistic and money is priority to them. They are snotty and rude. I've gone to SLHS for one year and I can't wait to leave. I'm switching schools next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2010

Spring Lake High School is one of the best schools in MI and they have the test scores to prove it. They scored well above the state average in every area of the ACT. I attended Spring Lake, and I wouldn't send my children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I love it for so many reasons! First the academics; 2nd in the state, top 2% in the nation! And the teachers are so supportive, intelligent and dedicated!


Posted May 12, 2008

Spring Lake Schools is one of the best schools in the West Michigan area. I have went to SLPS for 3 years now and I have to say it is amazing. The teachers are great, they help you when you needed. No questions asked. They cator to your needs. I have went to almost 10 different schools and by far, Spring Lake is the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2005

Spring Lake public schools is the best experience your child will have in his/her academic career if you send them to this school. They provide a secured learning enviorment along with nice teachers and healthy lunches. The teachers are more than happy to help your child before or after school with a problem he/she is struggling with. The only reason your child would not succeed in this magnificant school district is if he/she just doesn't care. I used to think I wasn't very smart, till I got to Spring Lake. Now I have a 3.9 and I'm in Calculis in tenth grade. I am very proud of my accomplishment. Your child will be, too. Spring Lake is the best school district in West Michigan, overall. Their knowledge about teaching and learning will help your child succeed!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2005

Spring Lake is a wonderful school system with a great staff. This I say as a member of the class of 2005 and honor graduate. All of the teachers that I had for my 4 years in the high school were amazing. Security is taken seriously as are displinary cases. Some things do go lax, as in the dress code, yet these are minimal. The entire staff prepares their students for both the real world and the acedemic world. My main complaint with the SLPS system would be the unequal billing of the sports. It's not only girl's sports that under attended, but other activities such as track and soccer that get very little respect. Same with the club programs. Overall, I feel that Spring Lake is the best school system in West Michigan and I will proudly send my future children through the system.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 6, 2005

I am a student at Spring Lake High School, and I feel that as an 11th grader there, I am treated with upmost respect, and feel that it is a great school. Spring Lake High School provides students with discipline, and a sense of security. Spring Lake High School also is a state of the art facility, and I feel very lucky to be able to attend there as a student. The teachers are the best around...especially Miss. G., and you recieve a quality education. If you are thinking of where to have your children go to school, choose Spring Lake Schools. They are worth it! -Ryan
—Submitted by a 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.
Social Studies

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

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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33%

2013

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%
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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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%
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 Students41%
Female33%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female37%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students57%
Female52%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female77%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
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:

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

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ACT participation

95%

Average ACT score

22

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 94% 69%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian N/A 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 18%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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16140 148th Avenue
Spring Lake, MI 49456
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Phone: (616) 846-5501

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