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John Glenn High School

Public | 8-12 | 1854 students

 
 

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Posted June 2, 2014

John Glenn High School is a terrible school to go to. I am almost 16 years old right now as this review is published for others to see, and this is my second year. It is my second year of depression. It is very unfair, the teachers unequally bond with some of the popular students, who have a lot of attention from other students who are also somewhat popular. Teachers do not teach, they only give work to do. Some of these teachers are also very disturbing and/or political. Too political. Especially the conservative ones. Many teachers do not stop bullying, which is why this school has a lot of disrespect and acts of bullying. The students are terrible for most of the part. They make the little guys feel left out, and make fun of innocent people. And the selfish staff does not do anything about it. The females are so slutty. There is a lot of gossip and drama in this high school. Lots of disrespect. Sometimes the stupid teachers argue, and even make fun of their students, sometimes in front of the whole class! The stupid sarcasm in this school's atmosphere makes this school extremely annoying. The principal does nothing for the most part. This school sucks. It causes depression.


Posted September 1, 2013

As a parent I was nervous about sending my kid to John Glenn. After three years (one more to go) I must admit that my concerns were out of my classism and/or racism that I didn't even knew I had. I am thrilled that my son now has friends of varying economic and racial backgrounds. The ability to work well with others is a true lifelong gift that was nurtured at John Glenn. I can not go on enough about how amazing the teachers are! They are very underpaid and teach some of the roughest kids in the state, but wow do they do a great job. The admin team is tough but fair and are at all after school activities. I am glad we didn't give in and move to northville, plymouth or go to a charter. My son, (and his parents) are much better off because of our experience at JGHS. Not that it is perfect, every school has it's issues. Watching the care, enthusiasm and professionalism of the staff despite loosing pay, and constant attacks from Lansing has been inspiring. Thank you John Glenn! If you are a parent and you don't want your kid to go to Glenn because "I don't want my kids around those kids" then you need a reality check like I did. Your ignorance is rubbing off on your kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!! I been at this school since 9th grade and I am fed up with the staff and students. Half the teachers don't even teach and the ones that do, half the time they don't even know what their saying to us. I'm more than happy that I'm going to another school. Please be warned parents and students. This school is not for you
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2013

Awful. Do not let your children attend this school. I attend this school about three years ago, and moved to Canton. I personally would not go back.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2012

A lot of disrespect at this school. The teachers and staff are the good part.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

I can't wait to get my child out of this school. My child has been bullied and the school doesn't seem to care and my child needs more help in class than others and they will not give it. The teachers are giving my child better grades than he should be earning just so they can say they are a better school, they don't deserve to be a 5, they need to be a 3 or less.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

I am a recent 2009 graduate from John Glenn. The teaching staff is amazing and they are willing to help you always. The down side is that the school district up the amount of credits for math and two other courses. This takes away the opportunity to take a vocational class at the William D. Ford Career Technical Center. Instructors have been laid off due to the shrinkage of students attending the Center. I agree with having more math classes but vocational skills are also needed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2009

I personally think that this school is one of the best schools in the district... I'm a sophmore in this school and came from a GPA of 2.8 to 3.5 in a single school year. I WOULD DEFINELY reccomend this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2007

I am a senior at John Glenn High School this year (2006-2007) and i really enjoy being here, this school has so much to offer, such as a large selection of classes and even offers a career tech school for students to attend for half of the day. the teachers here are always around to help you when you need them and i believe that any student coming to this school is in for a wonderful learning experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2006

Though I am not a parent, I attended John Glenn during my entire high school career. All the teachers were wonderful and were very interested in student preformance. There are plenty of student extra curricular activities to participate in as well as many Advance classes. In fact, I enjoyed my time in this district so much, that my husband and I recently purchased our first home to ensure that our future children will enjoy the same high quality education that I was privileged to have.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 23, 2005

The faculty has a wide variety of teaching styles and personalities, with some being very noteworthy. My years there, (00-04), were average in terms of an overall experience. Problems with Glenn: Horrendous counseling department, inadequate (although improving)college preparation, and lack of inspired administration. The saving grace for Glenn is the teaching staff, with some very interesting and effective people with a desire to teach well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 8, 2005

I am a student here at John Glenn and I think its a wonderful school. In fact, one of my friends got a volleyball scholarship from playing volleyball here. This is a wonderful school for kids ot learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2004

I am a student at this school. This school may seem big at first but any staff and most students (basically the ones that hanng out in front of the band room in the morning) will help you find your way. The teachers will always stay after school for some 1 on 1.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

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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

Social Studies

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
20%
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.

457 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

457 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

457 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

457 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

461 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

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 Students14%
Female13%
Male16%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female53%
Male43%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students19%
Female14%
Male24%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students32%
Female29%
Male34%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female45%
Male35%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities43%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 69%
African-American 35% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 51%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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