Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Lakeshore High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 918 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars


Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

11 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 19, 2010

There was a very diverse group of students and there was never a lack of things to do. I went from a local private school for one year to Lakeshore and felt like I was a little behind everyone else. That being said, the teachers were great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2010

Both my husband and I attended Lakeshore High School. After graduating from both undergraduate and graduates schools, we moved back to the area and bought a house in the Lakeshore school district again. We're looking forward to our children going to Lakeshore. It's an incredible school where the teachers truly care about each student and the staff works to know the students and their families. Great athletic and band programs, as well as the math & science center too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2009

As an Alum of Lakeshore High School, I can honestly say that the staff and curriculum will prepare you for college and beyond. I'm entering my Master's degree program and I am indebted to the staff at LHS for the preparation I received. I moved to Lakeshore my sophomore year of high school and was immediately accepted. One staff member even told my parents it was like I had gone there since elementary school. It is a welcoming community and I would recommend anyone to move to Stevensville or Baroda so their children can attend Lakeshore Public Schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2009

I attended this school a few years ago.. The students were bullies... I had no friends there because all of the students were stuck up....Lakeshore only cares about money..so if they didn't have money they'd probably be a 'C' grade school...plus, if you don't have money, you won't fit in with the other students.


Posted November 17, 2008

I was shocked to attend college and find they were using the same book that I used at Lakeshore 3 yrs prior and Lakeshore covered it in more detail!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2008

My 4 children graduated from Lakeshore well-prepared to attend and graduate from college. I am seeing more diversity among the students, albeit there could be a greater mix. I'm sure that will come. One daughter was in the Math/Science Center, which enabled her to learn at a higher level/faster pace and also earned her college credits. The band program is excellent for teaching leadership, team work and the rewards of hard work, having taken 1st place and no lower than 3rd the past 10 years. It was selected to represent the entire state at the WWII memorial dedication in D.C., an incredible honor. I'm proud to recommend LHHS as an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

I am a 2005 Graduate of LHS and I can say as a student who moved into the area from a very small town that Lakeshore provides a great environment for students of all ages. As with anything, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. The educational opportunities at Lakeshore were vast. I attended only basic classes and still scored above average on all of my standardized testing, The Math and Science Center was not the only program offered. Many upper-level classes as well as educationally based after school programs do many things for the students, the school and the community.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 6, 2007

For the area, Lakeshore is an OK school. Southwest Michigan, let alone Michigan, is not the best place to have kids educated. When kids move into Lakeshore they are 1+ years ahead of Lakeshore students. The school offers NO diversity; there are only whites. Not a good place to have a kid grow up at all; a lot of racism develops. I can count the number of non-white students on my hands. The academics are above average for the area but some programs suffer, especially German and English. There is an elitist math-science center that gets the school in the news and that's about it. The guidance counselors are not well informed- don t listen to them. The biggest downside of Lakeshore is the technology, or lack thereof; it s very outdated. The athletics/band programs are acceptable on the state level but don't show much nationally.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 25, 2006

Lakeshore High School has the finest faculty, facilities, and academics of the several public school I have worked with. Classroom instruction, variety of courses, and results--as observed in projects, papers, and test score--are of an impressive and uncommon quality. Extracurricular opportunities are extensive. The only facility the school lacks is a pool--though it has an agreement with a nearby school district to use its pool. The only course offering it lacks is Latin. The music program is the finest in Southwest Michigan. The marching and symphonic bands, in particular, have proven themselves in numerous festivals, competitions, state championships, and national performances to be absolutely first rate. Likewise, the athletic programs at Lakeshore consitently prove their prowess and strength. Parent involvement exceeds that of any school of which I have been a part (7 districts) and undoubtedly contributes to Lakeshore's success. The teachers are exceptional. The community is friendly and supportive.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 9, 2004

I'm a 2001 graduate of LHS. The wide variety of courses offered at LHS definitely helped prepare me for the liberal arts college I am currently attending.Although every school system has its problems, I feel privileged to have graduated from LHS. I received a quality education from this school district and would recommend it to others.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

I graduated from Lakeshore in 2002 and have since gone on to study at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. Lakeshore was an excellent place to start my education. The teachers, especially in the Math & Science Center, stress the importance of learning and work personally with students before, during, and after class to make sure that the material is learned and not just memorized. The preparation I recieved for my college experience is almost unbelievable. Even going to a Tech. school, some of the material I am covering now I already have had introductions to back in at Lakeshore High School.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%
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 Students49%
Female44%
Male54%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female39%
Male46%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female63%
Male72%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
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.

 
Above average

Test score rating
College readiness rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

College readiness rating 20132What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

ACT participation

92%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

94%


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 87% 69%
African-American 8% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 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 24%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 2:40 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Michael Mulligan
Fax number
  • (269) 428-1572

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Mathematics
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

5771 Cleveland Ave
Stevensville, MI 49127
Website: Click here
Phone: (269) 428-1402

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



St. Joseph High School
Saint Joseph, MI


Benton Harbor High School
Benton Harbor, MI




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT