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Troy High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2006 students

 
 

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Posted August 1, 2011

I never realized how well Troy High prepares its students for college. I am so thankful for going to this school and the teachers are great. If you want to learn they will teach you. If you want a friend they can be one. The choice, as always, is yours.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2011

My daughter graduated from Troy High. She struggled off and on through her four years at Troy. But with the encouragment and support from teachers and adminstration she successfully graduated and is attending college. I am extremely proud of her accomplishments and was very happy with the support she recieved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

Kids from THS go on to do at least as well in college as they did in high school~we consistently hear that they are well-prepared and ready for the next step!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

I've been here at this school for almost one year now, just finishing up freshman year. The teachers here actually care about students' success and help them to get the best they can. There are so many clubs to do and the fine arts are also excellent. The food is good, but lunch itself is pretty crowded you gotta get first in line. the facility is VERY nice, oustanding compared to other high schools around, classroom materials are good and up-to-date. This school also sends several people to Ivy leagues and other outstanding colleges. The athletics are also a big part of school culture, because everyone supports their classmate athletes, and Troy does well every year. The people here are just fine, although some can get rowdy at times, but you just ignore it grab a group of friends and its a really fun and nice place to be. Except just one thing: the counselors. they didnt help me at all when i needed help cause i was stressed about my personal problems or when i needed help scheduling
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

Very good school with excellent teachers. Students do very well when they graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

It has great diversity and caring teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It's a wonderful melting pot
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The High School has been a blue ribbon exemplary school for years. The focus is not only on academic achievement, but integration into the social organizations there as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

As a parent of a recent graduate and a current junior, I am very pleased with Troy High. The level of education and the plethora of choices available put this school in a class of it's own. The quality of teachers vary and one must 'do your research' to avoid the duds. But the duds are the exception. I also give kudos to the new administration - specifically Mr. Dziak. He is an eloquent moral man that has brought needed leadership to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

Troy High is a disapointment! The administration is more worried about punishment than academics! They really need to read their mission statement because they do not follow what they preach!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I actually graduated in 2008 and through this great school took 10 AP classes and received a lot of college credit. I think it's a really under-appreciated school on a national level because I'm currently at the University of Michigan (almost 100 kids from THS come here yearly) and I am so much better prepared than the other students. Troy High is actually the biggest 'feeder' school to UofM, and being a pretty decent college that means a lot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2008

I graduated in 07, and now attending Central Michigan. Central has made me feel ahead of many other students here, and I didn't exactly have the best GPA at THS, but compared to other high school kids with higher GPA, I was more prepared. bad thing about the school is the counselors, my counselor didn't really care, and mislead me with wrong information many times. I could have gone higher with better guildence


Posted September 27, 2008

I moved to Troy for the school district and have mixed feelings about the quality of the school. What it has going for it is a core of academically oriented families who help preserve an environment conducive to learning. The orchestra and band programs are outstanding and there are lots of AP courses. The teachers range from bad and rude to very good and nice. The school is 25% Asian, but the teachers are 100% white and espouse a dated suburban middle class (to whom blacks and asians are curiosities) outlook as their value system. More recently, under the new Superintendent, the administration has turned decidedly anti-academic achievement, discouraging testing out of classes and working to prevent it and one wonders to what extent it is based on the ethnic mix of students choosing academics over football.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

My children will be seniors next year! In the three years I as a parent feel that there are some good teachers and some bad. We moved to this district because of all the high ratings! I am very disappointed with the counselors. I have sent e-mails with no reply and when I call there not available and to top it off I spoke with the head of the dept. and she didn't follow thru on her promises.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

I graduated from THS in 2006 and I cannot stress how well the school has prepared me for college. Her at Michigan State University I feel I am ahead of many students many academic categories and in life in general.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2007

Troy High School truly is the premier school in the state. The concentration on academics and support for extracurricular programs is outstanding. The teachers excel in keeping students on the right track and aid is always there when requested. Teachers give up their own time to help students progress. Extracurricular activities also have a strong presence. There is a wide variety of clubs and groups to join. The sports teams are always contenders and the music program at the high school is one of the best in the country. Troy High school is a place where no one will feel left out because of great diversity and everyone is given the opportunity to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

This is a great school! you cant get much better than this and if u are thinkin of enrolling your child here it would be a fantastic experience for them
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2006

Great school. I never knew there could be schools with such a great standard. Every aspect of the school- ethnicity, state rank, extracurricular activities, teachers, and more- is satisfying. I've been to many schools, but this would definitely be the best school and my first choice. If you want your kid to go to a college like Duke or some other highly competitive college or career, admitting your son/daughter in Troy High would be your best decision.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2006

As a student at Troy High, there's alot to be said. The classes are taught well, and you feel like you learn, but overall, if you are thinking about where to send your child, do not send them here. The enrollment number is not correct, there is well over 2100 children attending everyday, and it's too many. The school counts your child as a number or statistic versus a human. Its not what its all cracked up to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2005

Troy High has been named one of the best high schools in the United States by U.S. News and World Report and has been named a National and Michigan Exemplary School. I had two children (one girl and one boy) graduate from Troy High and they both loved their Troy High experience. Troy High provided excellent preparation for college, where they both excelled. Excellent academic, activies and athletic programs are equally supported and are available to all students. Everything from Football to Theatre, Science Olympiad to Young Writers...and everything in between...is offered. Parental involvement is outstanding...and encouraged. The strong teaching staff and administration truly care about the students. The campus, which is located in a beautiful neighborhood, is first rate. I have always been thankful that my children graduated from Troy High School.
—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.
Social Studies

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

484 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%
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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 2014.

508 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

508 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

508 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

508 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

507 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%
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 Students68%
Female62%
Male73%
African American31%
Asian88%
Hispanic17%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
African American69%
Asian91%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female51%
Male58%
African American19%
Asian74%
Hispanic8%
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
African American54%
Asian83%
Hispanic25%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners23%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
African American72%
Asian92%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners35%
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

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

96%

Average ACT score

24

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 60% 69%
Asian 29% 3%
African-American 6% 18%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 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 11%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mr. Mark Dziatczak
Fax number
  • (248) 823-2713

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4777 Northfield Pkwy
Troy, MI 48098
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