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Watervliet Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 401 students

 
 

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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
39%

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 29% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%
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%
Female17%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students20%
Female15%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students53%
Female47%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female57%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
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

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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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ACT participation

94%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

92%


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 85% 69%
Hispanic 8% 6%
African-American 3% 18%
American Indian 3% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian N/A 3%
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 54%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Nathan Ledlow
Fax number
  • (269) 463-6809

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450 East Saint Joseph Street
Watervliet, MI 49098
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Phone: (269) 463-4221

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