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Sterling Heights Senior H.S.

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1444 students

 
 

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18 reviews of this school


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Posted September 15, 2012

We all know some people will complain about everything. But all I've seen is so far so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2010

My son is a 4.0 student. I find some (english, history) teachers just don't care. Good principal, good band director, good counseling staff, lots of class choices. He's getting a good education & is happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

As one of the top schools in the region my years in Sterling Height High was filled with alot of good friends and has helped me out after high school. I feel that every asset we give to schools like Sterling Heights High Benefit the community at large.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

my son loves school again! He hated middle school, but is really enjoying high school and is doing well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

SHHS has an amazing band program. The marching band sounds great, and so do the other bands.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

So many different ethnicities and people mixed into one school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2009

My son attends SHHS. School is what you make of it. He has decided to get involved in the extra-cirricular activities, and has decided that education is important. There are kids at the school that have no interest in education. For those children, they will get out of it as much as they put into it. If they put effort into it, the staff will bend over backwards to help them succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I Graduated from Sterling Heights High School in 2005 and i can't tell you how much i miss attending. The educatation i recieved was not book smarts it was LIFE SKILLS!!! The classes other than english, math etx. that a student took was up to them they allow you to take courses that appeal to you and your future plans. They push skills like presentation, communication, ability to adjust to growing technology. At the end of my carrer at Sterling Heights High School i was at a 3.7 GPA and headed to Oakland University well perpared compared to fellow students attending. I am planning to become active with the school even though i am no longer a student to show my support to the school that done so much for me. Also THE FAMILY i was a part of will stick forever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2008

My child got an excellent education in this school. Most teachers were very caring and prepared my daughter for the Big 10 college that she attends now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2008

I was really frustrated with my daughters experience at SHHS. It is a very ethnically-segregated school. It shouldn't matter what race you are- be proud of who you are...but don't judge others by it. We transferred her out of SHHS at the end of the semester.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

I agree, this school has made my two boys into young men prepared for college. I appreciate that this is a school of choice as well. Though residing in the Utica School district my kids chose on their own to attend Sterling in the Warren Consolidated system for their activities and curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

Sterling Heights High School is a school unlike others. It currently has a principal whose goal is to raise the bar academically as well as the image of the school. The teachers are unlike any staff you will ever see... they are 100% committed to student achievement. As for safety, this school was the first school in the district to enforce mandatory ID tags on students to prevent others from getting into the school undetected. Dances are strictly chaperoned and guests of students are screened. As for college prep, the school offers many college prep classes as well as a counseling staff who informs students about scholarships and visiting colleges who come to speak with the students. To the parent who posted on May 30- please tell your daughter to look around the building, listen to announcements, or read the school newspaper for the numerous signs regarding upcoming college visitations
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

My daughter attended SHHS all 4 of her H.S. years. She's in the class of 2007. She is one of the few African Americans there and overall has been well received. There has been a few problems over the years with some teachers and administrators treating her as fairly as the others but everything worked out. I was surprised that she did not receive any college counseling nor scholarship assistance. She will be attending college in the fall. I think the diversity at SHHS was good for her. Most teachers were wonderful and a few were quite inspiring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

sterling heights high school is a school that does not challenge students at all. This school definetely needs to step it up. Why do you think the school test scores are so low? I graduated from this school thanking God I would never see this school again. The teachers are not pushing the students enough. I would not recommend any child to go to this school...only if you want your child's future to go down the drain. I hated my education at this school...hated it...and I was a 4.0 student who hated coming to school each day.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 1, 2006

I have had my eldest attend SHHS for all four years of their education. I feel that many of the teaching staff are excellent teachers and role models, but the administrative staff chooses to make decisions that takes the responsibilities out of the teachers' experienced hands, and into specialized disipline centers. Such bureaucratization can not bode well for the future student population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2005

The previous comment is quite untrue. The head principal at Sterling makes rash decisions that are not in the best interest of students and education, but rather in opposition to them. Though the administration might not be the best though, the teachers at Sterling are excellent. Furthermore, the extracurricular activities at the school top notch, and include excellent coaches and up-to-date facilities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 30, 2005

On a whole other level the atmosphere at SHHS is unlike many others. The overall ethnic diversity at SHHS makes the school unique in a way that many others can not claim. The staff has a special bond with this type atmosphere. As a student who has attended another high school in the district, it is safe to say SHHS is one of the more less stressfull environments for high schoolers to attend. Do not let it's reputation get in the way, Sterling Heights High School is a place for students to get grow up in a safe, REAL environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2003

Sterling Heights High School has a very diverse multi-national population. The Principal does an excellent job in ensuring the safety at the school and is able to contain the fighting. The teachers are great, very supportive of the students. Sterling Heights High School usually places well in all sports, the overall emphasis is on academics but the individual involved in the sports strive for excellence. While the entire Warren Consolidated Schools teach the same curriculum, Sterling Heights High focuses on preparing the student for college not MEAP tests.
—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.

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Social Studies

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

366 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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16%

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23%
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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 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
16%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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:

19%
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55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

93%

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 78% 69%
African-American 11% 18%
Asian 8% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian 0% 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 64%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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12901 15 Mile Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
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Phone: (586) 825-2700

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