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Cousino Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1662 students

 
 

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Posted August 14, 2013

One of the better schools in the area. I only went here for one year but when I left to go to my old school I was like 'Why did I switch schools, should have stayed at Cousino.' The recent 1 star reviews are inaccurate to me, when I went there my counselor helped me bring my grades up and helped me become less shy.. he was very caring. It wasn't like he said 'Welcome to Cousino, enjoy it' and then I never heard from him again. He called me down to his office several times throughout the year to check my progress. So for the most part, the staff really cares. The only cons I can think of is it's a confusing school when you first arrive, I got lost quite a bit but then you start to know the way. The only con is it was very crowded in the halls when I was there, which makes you late to class sometimes. School is only one floor though, which I liked. So not a perfect school, but a good choice in Warren.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2013

I cannot say enought about Cousino High School. The administration and staff are truly a class act - engaging, dynamic, and personable.


Posted May 28, 2013

As a parent, I am extremely pleased with Cousino High School. I get the feeling the last couple negative comments were submitted by the same disgruntled parent. The teachers are caring, the secretaries are attentive, and the administrators have been extremely helpful. The athletic teams are perennially at the top of conference. It is refreshing to be involved with a school focused on academics yet supportive of athletics and the arts. I feel very welcomed by the Patriot community. It is really a shame this has become a forum for the few disgruntled parents that do not accurately reflect the parent and student sentiment.


Posted May 23, 2013

Cousino cares mostly about anyone who is able to get all A's or are on a sports team. The assistant principals contradict each other, the principal is a figure head who like the AP's contradicts everything. The school treats CPC and Bucher students with the upmost respect but treats anyone in the WCSPA program terribly to the point of excluding it from any announcements or information to students in the program. It however welcomes any scholarships earned in the program as Cousino's personal accomplishments. The school treats transfer students terribly and does not help work with them at all. The counselors only help the students who hound them down because they just don't care. Though some teachers are outstanding most hand out a packet of notes go over them once and then move on until the test. The teachers that are near retirement or get cut due to budgetary problems openly talk badly over the school and its policies just showing how much they really care about the school and how much respect they actually have for anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2013

Cousino High School lacks leadership. There are some very good teachers but the rest know that there is no standard to meet and no accountability. Counseling for post high school education is non existent. Sports programs need improvement, football program is on respirator, baseball is on low end of MAC Division(Gold), dance team lacking a good coach, as are most sports at Cousino, cheerleading focuses on on competition and not school events. The"activity" fee is also going up every year,have to pay for uniforms,one way bus to event or no buses. If your child has any talents that need nurtured and expanded this is not the place, no college connections for recruiting do your research on MHSAA. Students DO NOT come first at Cousino. Dress code selectively enforced, Principal appears weak and afarid to take charge of staff and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

I am a current African American student here, this is one of the worse schools ever, and i've attended Detroit Public School System. I wouldn't recommend this school to my worse enemy. On a daily basis I deal with bullying and racism. Everyday I deal with teachers who don't teach, all they do is be on the computers and their phones. Not to mention how disrespectful they are. Almost everyday I have to come I cry because, I can't take anymore. This school makes me want to drop out period.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2011

As a former student of Cousino (recent, class of 2008) I am very unimpressed. Most of the teachers are under-qualified, rude and care more about themselves and their paychecks then they do the students and the educations they are providing (however, this is common across the entire Warren Con district). I will say that like in every situation there are those teachers that really are wonderful but it is not the majority here. Several teachers, when I was there, were about 5 years PAST when they should have retired and their attitudes and technological lag showed it. Much of the staff, from admins to principals, are rude and incompetent; with as many people and teachers out of jobs right now Warren Con could certainly do a LOT better. With the, in my opinion, incredibly high salaries these teachers make we should have to best of the best and not the friend of a friend that needed a job. Please note this is not just Cousino it is the district as a whole! Come on Warren Con, Step it up!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2010

Im a student at cousino and i DO NOT recommend this school. The are absolutely no extracolicular activities and this is not a school which focuses on learning due to the budget cuts everything is getting thrown out; things like the school store, sports teams,and clubs as mentioned before. Cousino does not prepare students for the ACT and it is overall hoorrible. the school does not let its students know what to do to suceed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2010

i think Cousino is a fine school but it dosn't have the best staff. Many teachers seem to care more about themselves rather than us as students
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2009

This school is very good and safe .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

Cousino has disappointed us in some areas, certain persons in counseling were not helpful. I, too, feel that they are so focussed on Seniors, that they forgot about the underclassmen. Take a look at their yearbook-focussed on Seniors. For the cost, it was the worst team photos I've ever seen. The underclassmen who were on teams are so disappointed. The mentoring was great, but ended much too soon (kids still needed it). There are some good things & some things needing much improvements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

Cousino High School has prepared my daughter well for college. She has been accepted to a Big Ten school, as well as many others. The extracurricular activities at this school are excellent, including their sports teams, band, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

As a parent of a 9th grade student, I'm finding it's been difficult for students & frustrating especially if they've not had siblings that went to Cousino before to help them around. The school itself is nice, most instructors are very cordial. Some extremely helpful & supportive, a couple not so supportive. I think that Cousino has not given any recognition to 9th graders involved in activities; everything's focussed on seniors & that is wrong. I hate the set up for P/T conferences, as you are right on top of another teacher & parent-not private at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2007

I am a substitute teacher in Warren Con and there are some great things happening at Cousino. I love going there and feel lucky to have found a school I want to be at! I agree, one of the best schools in Macomb County!


Posted July 25, 2007

As a former student, Cousino High School was and is one of the best high schools in Macomb County. The teacher's are involved, caring, and highly educated. Extracurricular activities are on the rise and involvement in one or two is a must for your child. Cousino High School has a Leadership Program that is unique and develops students years beyond their peers. Best choice in Warren Consolidated Schools. Best choice in Warren. One of the best, if not thee BEST choice in Macomb County.
—Submitted by a 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.

386 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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22%

2013

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
21%
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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.

367 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

367 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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58%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

367 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

367 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

367 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%
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 Students22%
Female19%
Male25%
African American5%
Asian22%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities23%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
African American39%
Asian44%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students20%
Female15%
Male24%
African American3%
Asian11%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities21%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students38%
Female29%
Male47%
African American19%
Asian33%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
African American31%
Asian44%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners7%
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

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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

96%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

85%


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 74% 69%
African-American 17% 18%
Asian 4% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 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 39%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Stephen Bigelow
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30333 Hoover Road
Warren, MI 48093
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