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Tecumseh High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 895 students

 
 

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Posted June 10, 2014

Being a student at Tecumseh High School, I believe we offer so much to our student body. Unlike many schools in the area, we have highly sucessful art and music programs. Our sports are also very important to the school. Our softball team once again has made it to state championships, and many teens in the area are known for recieving district/state competitions. As for the learning part, I think we have many strengths, and many weaknesses. First off, we focus a lot on our major tests that we will be taking throughout the years. (We have pratice ACT/SAT, and pratice test taking skills that we will use for Meap, ect.) We offer many classes from Independent Living, Graphic Design, to Developmental Psychology, as well as offer numerous AP classes that many of us will use for our college purposes. We also offer Virtual Academy, which allows us to take any class not offered at the school. On the negetive side, we have been known to do poorly in math classes. Although getting better, I feel we are very behind in these areas. Many of our teachers are flexible with staying after/before school to help others if needed, but I don't feel that they challenge us students more than they should.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2009

Parent involvement in their children's future to respect one another, give of oneself for the betterment of others, strive to make a positive difference, and achieve greatness by perseverance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2009

I am strongly disappointed with this school. They care to much about image than education. They send kids to the office for not having a plastic card around their neck other than having them sit in a class room and learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2006

A large school with a number of AP classes and a up to date school. A beautiful gym and weightroom are always positives.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2005

I do agree about the racial slurs being said in the high school but if noticed who is using these profanities that it is only a small majority of, if they can laughingly be called, 'students'. These are the same kids who drag down the schools reputation by not performing on any type of school related function such as testing. The students at Tecumseh High School are very intelligent but are not given their dues because of individuals that think school is just a place for dealing drugs. I do believe more discipline should be shown to the students and that they must pay for what they have done to their classmates by demoting their test scores. I beleive the school does an okay job in teaching but in my opinion, students who actually do what they are suppose to do should make up the testing grid.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2005

This school has in many ways improved over the years of opperation... The current Tecumseh High was built in 2001 for $33 million. On the inside, newer books can be found, as well as top of the line technology, which many schools are not lucky enough to have. However, THS has a severe math problems. So many of our students cannot even multiply, divide without using a calculator. Call it a sign of the times we live in, but I believe if asked what 10/8 is, a high school student should be able to answer. Besides the learning aspect, we also have a widespread problem with racism here at THS. Granted, we live in small-town America with a population under 10,000. But - while walking down the halls, one shouldn't hear racial slurs, specifically targeting minority races. I've heard this kind of talk go on so many times, and it needs to stop.
—Submitted by a staff


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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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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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 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
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

94%

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 90% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
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 24%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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760 Brown St
Tecumseh, MI 49286
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Phone: (517) 423-6008

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