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Swartz Creek High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1121 students

 
 

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted April 15, 2014

Why is nobody posting about Swartz Creek Schools? We are trying to find info about the middle and high schools and there have been no postings in years. Someone please, please post so we have an idea! We need to make a decision soon....there or Durand?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

If you add the intrest it is $18 million and the addition will be used only by a select few students. I just want to 20 houses in my neighborhood and 1/2 the people are saying NO. Theu also want to know WHERE IS MY VOTE. The citizens of Swartz-Creek WANT A VOTE on 18 million. My home number is 810-630-8888 I am working on the petition right now. If you want to stop them call me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

I'm a student at Swartz Creek High School, and I've been learning ever since my Freshman year that the people who should have the most say are the ones who are affected by it. Us students, are lowest on the food chain. Therefore, we are affected the most. I used to enjoy Swartz Creek, throughout my middle school career. But now, I see how far we've fallen in the educational department. Some of our teachers, are the most dedicated people involved in my life. While the rest of them, don't even belong here. They don't want to teach, they have told us this to our faces during class. So why are they here? In brutal honesty, our school is physically and educationally falling to peices. It's awful to be here. Something must be done! And besides, our principal is a tyrant.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2008

This school has a huge drug problem that does not seem to be addressed. Administrators feel that it is necessaary to send struggling students over to the alternative school rather than supporting them. The student success program does not work for all students, therefore individual needs are not met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2007

As a teacher and parent, I was not impressed with Swartz Creek High School. Only a few teachers seemed to really care about my child's success. The rest acted as if they did not have the time of the day for him or myself. I'm not sure, but this could be due to overcrowding. A bigger school is much needed. There is also a huge problem with drugs that the school refuses to address. My son gave me many names of students that were involved and these names were passed on to school officials, but nothing was done. I think that at least the parents should have been notified to give them an opportunity to handle allegations in their own manner. Pretty much myself and others were not impressed!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 10, 2006

I have had a great experience with the high school. I feel like my concerns are heard and addressed in a timely fashion. Compared to other schools in the county, I'm glad my child attends Swartz Creek.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

Too many kids in such a small old school. This district has overgrown its building. Class room sizes to big with out of date science rooms. Teachers are great! But, it is time for a tremedous update building wise. Sports activities have a hard time competing with surrounding schools! Also needs to change!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

Fine school, but needs to concentrate on our athletics. Terrible coaching is not getting the best out of our athlets thus when a child is seen to be good the parents are moving him or her to another school. I.E. you get what u pay for
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2004

I am a graduate of swartz creek high myself and now have 2 boys in the high school. I think this school is great except for 1 thing. The football program. Both my boys play football; in fact my youngest was on the winning 2004 freshman team this year- but the coaching situation needs to be addressed. There are a lot of parents who do not say anything for fear of their kids not playing. I'm asking..If you have a problem w/ your childs coach...Speak up...It needs to be addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2004

My child is a Freshman. I have felt nothing but disappointment since he started. The environment is uncaring and very impersonal. Students dress in a crude manner and the lanquage they use is disturbing. It is nearly impossible to get anywhere near the school to drop off or pick up students. There should be some regulations for which way to go or something. I have yet to get any information on extracurricular activities available to students. From the initial meeting with the counselor who told me that 1000s of kids have survived this school and mine would too, I have been very unimpressed. That was certainly not the response I would have expected to my inquiry of how we could make the transition to this school go smoothly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Swartz Creek is the best school ever, great school spirit and awesome teachers!
—Submitted by a former 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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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27%

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
34%
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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

253 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

253 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%
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 Students25%
Female27%
Male22%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female70%
Male47%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students26%
Female25%
Male28%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students37%
Female38%
Male36%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female56%
Male38%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities53%
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

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

95%

Average ACT score

20

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 88% 69%
African-American 6% 18%
Hispanic 3% 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 41%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Sandra Macut
Fax number
  • (810) 591-1895

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Swartz Creek, MI 48473
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