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Three Rivers High School

Public | 9-12 | 807 students

 
 

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Posted May 8, 2011

My children were not afforded the best possible education from TR high school due to a lack of high expectations for students of color and equity in the system. The Cultural Competency skills of some primary staff (albeit a priority now)is the major contributing factor to the greater than 25 percent achievement gap between students of color and others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

My child really flourished under the care and training these past 4 years. I'd HIGHLY recommend you check it out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

We love this school. All of my children have done great here. Good college dual enrollment program. Three of my children have graduated from college with honors and have great career. Debbie
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

Im writing in the opinion of three high school students currently enrolled at TRHS. We would like to say that we have NEVER seen drugs here at school. Although we do agree that there is violence.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2007

it is a alright school good teachers nice students
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2007

My daughter attended TRHS for her junior year. Transferring into this school from Cadillac High School was a total culture shock, but I feel that overall she had a very successful year. TRHS has a wonderful music program; my daughter has been playing violin since she was in 5th grade, and has never encountered anyone quite like Mr. Shetterly, the band director. My daughter speaks very highly of him. I believe that he makes it clear to his students what he expects, and they respect him. My daughter also took part in the soccer program, which I cannot speak favorably of. Academically, I believe the school worked well for my child, she loved her instructors and the school. If you compare the MEAP scores with that of other schools in the area, you see that TRHS has some work to do. A less-motivated student might stray at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

I also attended Three Rivers Schools from K-12 and never had a problem with the environment in which I came from. I am very thankful for all of the support and counseling that I received and a couple of the teachers in the district are who made me want to become a teacher myself. I would reccomend anyone in the Three Rivers district send their child to the public schools there. I graduated in 1999 and a lot of my classmates went to college and now have great jobs too. We also had a very high level of parent involvement in my class. I am very happy with the Three Rivers schools, especially the high school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 4, 2005

We have had children in the TR schools for six years. We are quite pleased with most aspects of the school. It is a rare admininstration that hops around to see what they can do to shoot a potential hot spot down, before the student/parent/or teach escalates and the situation gets out of control. The administration at TR seems to know a lot about what is going on, and if they are alerted to a problem, they work quickly to solve the problem. My children have had teachers they respect and desire to study with. The counceling staff has been great with our kids. We are amazed at the difference in the system from when we moved here fourteen years ago!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

I attend TR from K-12. We moved so that our kids would not have to attend TR schools. Especially the HS. It is a med-large school that I feel lacks the individualized attention needed for kids to excel. I received no career counseling or counseling period. My parents were not notified when my grads dropped drastically (a sign of problems). I essentially fell through the cracks at TR schools. I watched kids being bullied, beat up and drug use on a daily basis. (I graduated in 1989). I have spoke with recent grads and they say the violence is the same or worse. I know of two families who transfered their child from TR because of problems they were having, the kids are now doing much better in our school district. It doesn't matter if the teachers and programs are top notch if the environment is threatening.
—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.

Grade level

Social Studies

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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25%

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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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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22%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

2012

 
 
58%

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42%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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23%

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20%

2010

 
 
16%
Social Studies

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
38%
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%
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

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ACT participation

92%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

"88"%


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 81% 69%
African-American 10% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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700 6Th Ave
Three Rivers, MI 49093
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