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Wyandotte Public Schools Ranked in Bottom Quarter of Statewide Analysis

Wyandotte is ranked 433 out of 560 in Bridge Magazine’s top-to-bottom list of Michigan schools.

A new report issued by Bridge Magazine shows 52 Michigan public school districts and charter schools were named Academic State Champions for the 2011-12 school year.

Wyandotte Public Schools was ranked 433 out of 560 on the top-to-bottom list. Districts were ranked based on schools' test scores adjusted for family income, showing where students are not only achieving but overachieving.

According to the analysis, a Value-Added Matrix (VAM) score of 100 indicates students are achieving at expected levels for their income level. The higher a school's score, the better their students are performing on standardized tests.

An article published at bridgemi.com explains that Bridge Magazine and Lansing-based Public Sector Consultants came up with the system by measuring "a school’s test scores adjusted for student family income, which is often a predictor of academic achievement." 

Wyandotte school superintendent Carla Harting said she's still studying the methodology used for this latest ranking before coming to a meaningful analysis of what it means for the district. 

"I have not had an opportunity to review in depth the findings of this new study," she said. "We will have to analyze the data to understand the rankings.  As always, we work with all students to give them a quality education. We always strive to do our best with the resources we have available."

Here are Wyandotte's scores:

Rank Name VAM Score VAM 11th Grade VAM 8th Grade VAM 4th Grade % Free & Reduced Lunch Eligible 433 Wyandotte Public Schools 95.55 99.50 87.55 99.60 50.58

To view a complete searchable database of schools, visit the Bridge Magazine website. Read more about how the list was compiled in Which Mich. Schools Add Most Value for Students?.

Shelley Kliza-Ostrowski January 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM
William my kids are in elementary and are being taught how to make change. As for new math when my oldest was being taught it in 6th grade my daughter didnt like it and we felt it was more confusing than helpful so we met with the teacher and asked if she could it the old fashion way. She was very helpful in explaining why they changed it and felt that as long as she did well that she could be do it the way it worked for her. I do feel like they keep lowering the standard here so more kids can do better, but unless you find out why kids are not doing well in the first place your basically not doing any good. Even children who do well in elementary cannot be rewarded with new report cards. To get an 100 on all your work is simple meeting the standard.
Jay R January 17, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Thats not true, Lincoln Park houses a TON of special education students from all over downriver
Jay R January 17, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Don’t be fooled by the misleading results, lowering students’ scores because their families have a higher income justifies nothing. Rick Snyder and Dick DeVos just want you to believe that your schools are failing so they can justify taking them over. This study is skewed!
Sam123 March 05, 2013 at 02:48 AM
You are really upset that they didn't offer a class in making change?
JJ March 05, 2013 at 03:55 AM
I would like to see how Roosevelt H.S. would stack up against!

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