Several local schools in 90th percentile in state Top to Bottom list

Spring Lake and Grand Haven schools had mixed results in the Michigan Department of Education's 2011 Top to Bottom list. All of the Spring Lake schools scored in the 90th percentile or better among schools across the state, but Grand Haven High School and Lakeshore and White Pines Middle Schools scored 87, 78 and 72, respectively. The Top to Bottom scores are based on a complex formula of state test scores in math, reading, science, social studies and writing, as well as graduation rates.
Marie Havenga
Aug 27, 2011


Grand Haven elementary schools fared better in the Top to Bottom percentile rankngs: Peach Plains scored 99; Mary A. White, 95; Rosy Mound, 94; Griffin, 92; Lake Hills, 92.

Spring Lake’s Holmes and Jeffers Elementaries both ranked in the 99th percentile, followed by Spring Lake Intermediate at 96, the middle school at 93 and high school at 90.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan said whether rankings are high or low, all schools have room for improvement.

 The MDE also targeted 98 schools on its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools List. Those schools will be required to develop and implement state-approved plans.

To read more of this story, see today's edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


Harry Kovaire

Keep practicing those tests over and over kids!


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