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Standish-Sterling Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 522 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2011

i used to go to this school and the teachers were really nice sometimes when i went there i was the only black girl there.. there was a lot of racial slurs and very mean names but there was really nothing you could do..


Posted March 24, 2010

I am very disatisfied with the way that this school treats minoritys and their familys. My son is one of these minority that has faces several attacks as well as racial slurs from students as well as staff.I thought you were supposed to be rated 4 stars for safety and discipline. The only discipline I see is suspending my child for fights and other incidents while defending himself. when does it stop????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

I really do not like this school, the only thing great about it is my friends and Mr. Holiday, which is the best teacher you will ever find! Your welcome Holiday!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2009

I've gone to this school my whole life and enjoyed every moment of it. Everyone is so nice throughout the district. I highly recommend this school district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2009

This is an amazing school! the teachers are great and so are the students. My child had no problems making friends at S.S.C. Their football is awesome as are many of their other sports. They even have cool clubs. My daughter is in FFA at Standish-Sterling and she loves it! their FFA is so good, they make it to States every year. I love everything about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

Last year was our first year in the Standish-Sterling School District. I have one that started High School and one that started Middle School. Everyone was so helpful and went out of their ways to make things go smoothly for both of them. I agree with the last post that said every school has the little 'clique', but it did not take long for either of my children to make friends ... and not just with one 'clique' they both had several friends from them. Parental support with everything is amazing as well. When there is a sporting event , Chorus event, or anything else of that nature there is always an overwhelming response. Amazing schools, I am glad that me moved here, having a great school for our children is very important to us. We are also very excited to have out little one start Kindergarden next year 2010-11
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

This school is amazing. Absolutely everyone here seems to go out of their way too make the experience more enjoyable. There is also a lot of amazing school spirit. SSC is so much cleaner and advanced than any school I have ever stepped into. The teachers are great and the students are great. There are cliques but every school has them,and pretty much 95% of people are easy to get a long with.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2008

Standish-Sterling Schools are amazing. There teachers are super cool,nice,helpful,and actually teach us things. I would highly recommend this school for anyone possible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2008

I go to school here and I think it's great. Our extracurricular programs are awesome, there's so much to offer. And we just got a new pool and field house/ weight room. My sister just graduated and she had a lot of competition to be top in her class, I think theres good academics. And about the cliques...what school doesnt have cliques?! It's life...get over it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2006

My children have been attending Standish-Sterling for a year now. I have never been so pleased with a school before. The curriculum is wonderful. My children enjoy this school much better than their last school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

This school has gone really down hill. School grounds and building are great. Teachers are hit or miss. Some care, most don't care about student sucess.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2005

I totally agree with parent review of august 2004. Except music dept. Needs overall improvement.Woman's ensemble needs take more pride in teaching their lower classwoman as they prepare to graduate. Mr.Lundgren is a blessing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

This school is great. has many activites. Some speech teachers need to get up to date. They teachings are oldschool style. great staff and administration. The Principal is awesome. So is the assistant principal. Class 2005 Rocks! P.S. Mr. Holliday is a great teacher. Give him a raise.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2005

Greeeaaat principal and assistant principal! nice understanding teachers. (Excluding speech) many exracurricular activities available. Great building. Mr. Holiday is very knowlegeable teacher, (highly reccomended) :) pink floyd rocks!'wahooo class of 05.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2004

Attended school here until 2004. It was awful. The only reason I graduated was because Dennis Haut believed in me and helped me succeed. Mark Williams will bring nothing except bad things to this school while he is principal. jill
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 28, 2004

Majority of Administration have children attending this school. Special Education Dept. is excellent. Very disappointed in the school. Alot of cliques:preps mostly. Music Dept is great. Alot of parent involvement. Change of Principal shows great improvement. Counselors:need more. Rate this school a 4.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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29%

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2011

 
 
32%
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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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
19%
Social Studies

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%
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 Students17%
Female16%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female53%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students22%
Female20%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students34%
Female22%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female35%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities45%
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

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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

19

Graduation rate

89%


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 96% 69%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 57%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mark Williams
Fax number
  • (989) 846-3666

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2401 Grove Road
Standish, MI 48658
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