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Maple Valley Jr/Sr High School

Public | 6-12 & ungraded | 636 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted May 13, 2014

Maple Valley schools don't have the best reviews. Everyone calls us stupid, or rednecks. Well Maple Valley school isn't just a school, its so much more than that , its kind of like we are a family. We all may hate being at school and learning ,but its a school worth go to . the teachers are great at what they do . We also have a ton of school spirit . I haven't meat anyone who has been bulled there or has been traumatized from going to our school. So if you are moving to this small little town this would be the school you should pick.


Posted March 29, 2014

This school is the worst ever. DO NOT TAKE YOUR KIDS TO THIS SCHOOL. All the teachers care about are themselves. Just look at the meap scores, they are well below the national average. The administration and teaching staff are all scared of the new super. Again, do not take your children to this school district, move far away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

I have been so happy to have my kids at Maple Valley Schools. The Teachers are amazing and the faculty works very hard to run everything smoothly and keep our kids safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

A great little district tucked in between Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Battle Creek. It offers something the big schools can't, a sense on community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 24, 2012

Maple Valley is an excellent school. The teachers and administration all truly care about each and every student. Teachers in general will do what is necessary to help students achieve academic success. The extracurricular activities are fun and engaging. Any student is made to feel welcome for any activity they wish to try. I have one child who is a recent graduate and another child who is a junior; I would never consider allowing them to attend school anywhere else. The sense of community and belonging could never be equaled at any other school. This school welcomes and encourages parent involvement. The quality of education equals any larger more affluent high school, but with a small town rural, family, invitational feeling. I would highly recommend this school to any parent wishing to enhance not only their child s education and wanting to send their children to a school where they feel as though they really belong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

Teachers work well with the parents. Lots of individual help given if needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

maple valley is a very quiet school and nice you will feel very welcome and safe at this school the school also has many after school programs including track,soft ball and base ball. drama, volley ball, cheer leading competitive cheerleading , ffa , foot ball,,ect.... i love maple valley and i am sure you would to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

The music program at Maple Valley is top notch. It provides a broad range of learning, from those that want to be really serious about music to those who just want to have fun with it. The amazing thing is that the teachers do this all in the same class since there is only one band and one choir class offered.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2005

Maple valley is a great choice of school to send your kids to. They have an awesome program of arts, like choir and band. They are a great class to take they teach them alot of responsibility and has alot of fun wile learning. The high school band is always awesome at every football game. They always bring the spirit up at the football games. On other notes their studies are also great they take the kids farther and there is more one on one teacher student talking. Go maple valley lions!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2004

I graduated from this school in 2003. I am curentley enlisted in the United States Air Force. I scored an 80 on my entry test. National average was around 38. I can honestly say that I would not be here today if it wasnt for this school district. The teachers help when they are needed even if it meens going out of there way. I recomend this school for any parent that wants their child to grow up with an excelent education and many life lessons. I miss this school and wish that I could go back and visit all of the teachers that have made a difference in my life...Which is basically every teacher at this school. GO MAPLEVALLEY!!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 29, 2004

Maple Valley is a good school for my children to go to. Most of the teachers here are caring and responsible. The school handles most problems very well. They could do a better job of keeping the younger kids from being bullied.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

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44%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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24%

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
21%
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 39% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
28%
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 35% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
11%
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

Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
22%
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 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
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

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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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?

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What'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.

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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

83%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

3 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 95% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
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 51%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Todd Gonser
Fax number
  • (517) 852-2283

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