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Waterford Kettering High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1477 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2004

I graduated from Waterford Kettering 4.5 years ago and I have to say I'm quite disappointed to see such negative comments posted on this website. I am graduating from Michigan State University this December and would have to say that looking back at my high school career I can't say enough good things about my high school experience. I have no idea if some of these teachers are still working for Kettering but teachers such as Mr. Stewart my chemistry teacher showed such enthusiasm about what he taught I chose to major in Chemistry in college and now I have a great number of career opportunities that lie ahead of me. Mr. Farah, his class taught me more about goals and dreams than I think most people learn in a life time and I have to say that because of his class I am a more successful and productive person today.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 24, 2004

I went to Waterford Kettering years ago. When I read parent responses posted here, it fills me with anguish. They are 'one-sided', complaining, and really provide no real insight into the quality of the staff or the school. I have heard great things about Kettering, and it was a great school when I went there. Often times education is blamed when it is the parents who are responsible. Visit the school and see for yourself!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 1, 2004

The school does not provide good things for the children,in lesser words this school is pretty poor. My daughter has had three math teachers this year and the last one she had was a speacial ed teacher and didnt even know math,the one she has right now is even teribble and more students and parents complain but still nothing has happened,this is not how a school should work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

One of the poorest for children with learning disabilities. Does not promote child's capabilities. This school district has too much administration and not enough programs for the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

We have a great team of teachers and staff. They are always looking for a best way to service the students body of Kettering.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.
Social Studies

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

385 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
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 2014.

312 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

312 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

312 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

312 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

313 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%
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 Students19%
Female19%
Male20%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities21%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female66%
Male45%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners40%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students22%
Female19%
Male26%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students38%
Female37%
Male39%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female55%
Male39%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners10%
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?

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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

93%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

86%


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 87% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
African-American 5% 18%
Asian 2% 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 38%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Pierce Middle School
Mason Middle School
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:25 am
School end time
  • 2:10 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jeff Frankowiak
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (248) 673-1778

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School culture

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Parent involvement
  • We have a part time valued volunteer coordinator who works directly with the school to coordinate all parent activities and volunteer efforts.
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Students typically come from these schools
Pierce Middle School
Mason Middle School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Michigan State
Central Michigan
Oakland Community College
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2800 Kettering Dr
Waterford, MI 48329
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Phone: (248) 673-1261

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