Seven out of eight schools in county meet AYP

Schools graded academically


ARENAC COUNTY — Every school in Arenac County besides the Standish-Sterling Central High School met the Michigan Department of Education’s standards for adequate yearly progress (AYP).

According to the MDE, to meet AYP, “A school must test 95-percent of its students in total and in each required subgroup” and “attain the target achievement goal in English language arts and mathematics or reduce the percentage of students in the non-proficient category of achievement by 10-percent.”

Thursday, schools also received accreditation grades. Grades are determined, according to the MDE, as a compilation of Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) and Michigan Merit Exam (MME) tests, as well as other school-specific factors.


Arenac Eastern Elementary: B

Arenac Eastern Middle/High School: C

AuGres-Sims Elementary: A

AuGres-Sims Middle/High School: B

Standish Elementary: A

Sterling Elementary: A

Standish-Sterling Middle School: B

Standish-Sterling Central High School: C

In the state as a whole, 86-percent of public schools met AYP.

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Maybe we should hire more french teachers for the high school to help with this as well. When will reality set in to the board that they are going the wrong direction. Now our high school is in the lower 14% of the state. Stop trying to make yourselves look good and get back to helping our kids do better.

Friday, September 4, 2009 | Report this

I believe that the responsibility for the SSHS situation should be placed directly on the Superintendent's desk. It is about time that he stops the business of showing that he is the most powerful man on the hill and begin conducting the office for the betterment of the education of the school district's children. If that cannot be done then we should look for someone who can do that. Our school board also shares in this debacle and should change their ways. If they choose not to do so, then we need to vote others in to the office that would place the students first in priority.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 | Report this

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