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Ypsilanti New Tech High School

Public | 9-12 | 292 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2011

My son is so blessed to go to Ypsilanti New Tech, the teachers are doing an amazing job. We are teaching kids to perform in this century. The tools they are teaching them to use and how they are teaching them will only make them successful in the future because they are invested in their education, because they are participating in it. Every day I am blown away when my son comes home from school with all he is learning and how he is learning it. The previous comment I feel is way out of line. I am thrilled with the teachers, the school leadership and the academic programs they have to offer. I highly recommend Ypsilanti New Tech
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

The Director of Ypsilanti New Tech has done an exceptional job in implementing the New Tech model in Ypsilanti. After only one year the school has been recognized as a National Demonstration Site. No small feat for such a short time span. I believe most parents and students would agree that New Tech is a vibrant and relevant educational option in our community.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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17%
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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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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7%

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Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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23%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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16%

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28%

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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 Students2%
Female3%
Male2%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White4%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities2%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female49%
Male26%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students7%
Female8%
Male7%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students23%
Female13%
Male33%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students16%
Female23%
Male9%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities18%
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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55%
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26%
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ACT participation

100%

Average ACT score

17


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
African-American 57% 18%
White 34% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian N/A 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 52%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Kelly Mickel
Fax number
  • (734) 221-1503

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2100 Ellsworth Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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