State Ranks Schools; Sequoyah Elementary Macomb's Highest at No. 414
The basic intent of the list is to allow individual schools to compare their success, as defined by the Michigan Department of Education, to other schools in their district and throughout the state.
In a top-to-bottom ranking of the state’s public schools released by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) today, Chippewa Valley’s Sequoyah Elementary, at No. 414, ranked the highest of all schools serving Macomb Township.
New Haven High School was the lowest on the list, coming in at No. 2,603 out of a total 3,011. Because of this exceedingly low rank, the high school was identified as a Persistently Lowest Achieving (PLA) School, which means it must develop and implement “Redesign Plans” approved by the State School Reform Office in the MDE in the next year.
“This is important information for schools, parents, and communities to review,” said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan, in a release. “It provides a real look at how our local schools are doing in educating their students.
The top-to-bottom list was developed based on student proficiency, achievement, academic growth and achievement gap in math, reading, writing, science and social studies and also graduation rate for high school buildings.
However, in order for a school to make the list, it must have tested at least 30 full academic year students in both reading and mathematics in the most recent two years.
“Some schools are doing well at preparing students. Too many others still are struggling. But we all can improve,” Flanagan added. “In order for Michigan to succeed in this competitive global economy, our schools need to step up their efforts–some, in a big way. I encourage communities to have honest discussions with their school leaders to embrace and support the changes needed to move forward.”
Students in Macomb Township are served by four districts: Chippewa Valley, Utica, L’Anse Creuse and New Haven. Schools in these districts were ranked as the following:
- No. 414 Sequoyah Elementary
- No. 415 Shawnee Elementary
- No. 429 Cheyenne Elementary
- No. 434 Ebeling Elementary
- No. 454 Atwood Elementary
- No. 595 Ojibwa Elementary
- No. 757 Beck Centennial Elementary
- No. 770 L’Anse Creuse Middle North
- No. 829 Iroquois Middle
- No. 980 Mohawk Elementary
- No. 1,154 Dakota High
- No. 1,229 Seneca Middle
- No. 1,795 New Haven Elementary
- No. 1,822 L’Anse Creuse High North
- No. 1,993 Fox Elementary
- No. 2,326 Endeavor Middle
- No. 2,603 New Haven High
Unless a school is identified as PLA, as New Haven High School was, there are no additional state requirements regarding rank on the top-to-bottom list. The basic intent of the list is to allow individual schools to compare their state-defined success to other schools in their district and throughout the state.
To view the complete top-to-bottom list, click here.