Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Muskegon-area schools rank among state's highest, lowest

WEST MICHIGAN — North Muskegon High School placed near the top of a statewide ranking of schools according to academic performance, while Muskegon Heights schools were close to the bottom.

Being named in the top 5 percent is nice for a district. But being in the bottom 5 percent means state oversight and other reforms under recent state legislation.

All of Muskegon Heights’ elementary schools — Loftis, Edgewood, Roosevelt and King — were among the bottom 5 percent in the recent state ranking, as was Muskegon Heights High. Muskegon Heights Middle narrowly avoided it, with a percentile ranking — also called a comparison score — of 5.1 percent. FULL STORY

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