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Watersmeet Township School

Public | K-12 & ungraded | 176 students

 

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Posted September 3, 2014

I am so glad my parents moved me from Watersmeet School to a different school in Wisconsin. Yesterday was my first day and I received a brand new Chromebook and we were all trained how to use them. I was being bullied by a group of Native kids at Watersmeet and I got told to quit complaining when I tried to tell my teacher. I felt I wasn't getting a good education there and I am worried I will be behind my class, however my new school offers interventions to help me catch up. I am so excited to play sports at my new school! Especially football!


Posted April 9, 2014

I am currently a student at Watersmeet. Let me start off with the first terrible review is false I do agree that most of the students are white and do have issues with natives but the principle has kicked out the students that have been causing problems. Also one of my favorite things is that teachers stay after school to help students that have a hard time, they coach and they do it all for no extra pay. In this school you can have your kids learning what they need to and have fun doing it. The teachers are extremely nice and have fun teaching and we as well have a blast. Also if you have any kids ready for drivers ed the native tribe pays for most of it sometimes they pay for everything.


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 40% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
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 45% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 45% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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 42% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
36%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
0%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
6%
Social Studies

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
38%
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 Students11%
Femalen/a
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Femalen/a
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students28%
Femalen/a
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students39%
Femalen/a
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

>95%


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
American Indian 57% 1%
White 41% 69%
African-American 1% 18%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Asian N/A 3%
Multiracial N/A 2%
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 69%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. George Peterson, Iii
Fax number
  • (906) 358-3036

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4720 Highway Us-45
Watersmeet, MI 49969
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