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Our Data

Sharing data that informs our work is important to us. Below you will find the most up-to-date data we have available to share. If you have questions or concerns about anything you find or would like additional data, let us know.


Student Demographics

Enrollment

As an early college high school, we offer all students five years of high school. Students who exit our school after meeting all graduation requirements in just four years are considered "early" graduates.

Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors 5th Year Total
98 114 98 95 74 479
Race/Ethnicity
White American Indian or Alaskan Native African American Asian Hispanic/Latino
97.5% <1% 1.7% <1% <1%
Gender
Male Female
52.4% 47.6%
Economically Disadvantaged
Economically Disadvantaged Not Economically Disadvantaged
32.4% 67.6%
Students with Disabilities
Students with Disabilities Students without Disabilities
9.8% 90.2%
English Language Learners
English Language Learners Not English Language Learners
0% 100%

Last updated: July 1, 2017; Source: www.mischooldata.org


Faculty Demographics

Full / Part-time Faculty
Full Time Part Time Total
21 5 26
Faculty Type
Instructional Support Administration Total
19 6 1 26
Student:Faculty Ratio
Instructional Total
26:1 18:1
Level of Education
Bachelors Degree Masters Degree Total
13 13 26
Highly Qualified

"Highly Qualified" is a state and federal designation created under No Child Left Behind that designates whether or a not a teacher has 1.) a bachelor's degree, 2.) full state certification, and 3.) proven knowledge of the subject that they teach.

Number of Faculty Highly Qualified Percentage of Faculty Highly Qualified
26 100%
Gender
Male Female
11 15
Educator Effectiveness

Each year, the state of Michigan requires school districts to rate the effectiveness of their teachers and administrators. Here is the breakdown of how Meridian Public Schools has rated the Meridian Early College High School faculty.

Highly Effective Effective Minimally Effectvie Ineffective
48% 52% 0% 0%

Last updated: July 1, 2017; Sources: Personnel records and www.mischooldata.org


Attendance & Mobility

Attendance Rates

The following table shows the percentage of students in attendance during the 2015–2016 school year broken down by grade level and term.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Total
Freshmen 96.3% 93.8% 95.1% 93.5% 94.7%
Sophomores 94.4% 93.1% 92.9% 94.8% 93.9%
Juniors 95.8% 95.4% 94.5% 95.9% 95.4%
Seniors 95.9% 94.7% 94.1% 94.6% 94.9%
Total 95.6% 94.2% 94.2% 94.7% 94.7%

Attendance data is not kept on 5th year students attending Delta College.

Absences by Category

The following table breaks down the percentage of absence types as categorized by our office based on information gathered from parents and students during the 2015–2016 school year.

Category Percentage
Parent Excused 59.15%
Unexcused / No Parent Contact 25.4%
Documented Absence 6.8%
Parent Knowledge (Unexcused) 3%
In-School Suspensions 0.8%
Out-of-School Suspensions 3.8%
Verified Truancy 0.1%
Vacation 0.4%
Way Late 0.4%
Notes:
  • Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.
  • Documented absences are those excused due to extenuating circumstances that are appropriately documented in our office (e.g. obituary, doctor's appointment, court paperwork, etc.)
  • Parent Knowledge is how we categorize call-ins from parents or guardians who know that their child is not in school, but the reason given is inexcusable. For example, waking up late, missing an alarm, etc.
  • We code an absence as "verified truancy" whenever evidence show that the student was absent from school without credible reason. This absence type typically relates to a disciplinary record.
  • A student is considered "way late" any time he or she is more than 10 minutes late for the class. A "way late" absence is counted as an unexcused absence.
Parent Excused Absences by Reason

When a parent calls in to excuse a student, we do our best to log the reason that they give. The following table breaks down the percentage of parent excused absence reasons as categorized by our office during the 2015–2016 school year.

Reason Percentage
No reason provided 46.6%
Not feeling well / Sick 30.7%
Medical Appointment 14.2%
Vacation 5.4%
Funeral 1.8%
Automobile Problem 0.4%
Power Outage 0.02%
Birthday 0.02%
Notes:
  • Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.
  • Documented absences resulting from doctor's appointments are not recorded as "Medical Appointment" above. Counted here are only the percentage of times when a parent called in to excuse a child and said it was for a medical appointment.
Chronic Absenteeism

Students are considered chronically absent at any time during the year that they have missed more than 10% of the school year. For year end analysis, we consider any student who missed 18 days or more as being chronically absent during the year. We track and respond to chronic absenteeism because of its strong relationship to falling behind in school. Students who miss more than 10% of their school year or more have lower grades and are less likely to succeed in postsecondary opportunities offered by our school.

1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Total
Number 25 26 16 28 95
Percentage 25.8% 26% 15% 22.6% 22.3%
Notes:
  • This data does not take absence reasons into account and therefore includes students who were absent due to long-term illnesses, family vacations, long-term suspensions, etc.
  • This data aligns with national averages on chronic absenteeism.
Student Mobility

The following table shows the number and percentage of students entering and withdrawing from Meridian Early College High School during the 2015-2016 school year.

Number Percentage
New Student Enrollments 51 11%
Student Withdrawals 26 5%

Graduation Rates

To account for some students needing more time to complete their academic coursework, the state of Michigan calculates and reports graduation rates for school on four timescales: 4, 5, and 6 years.

The table below therefore answers the question, "What percentage of students graduate from Meridian Early College High School in 4, 5, and 6 years?" It also answers the question, "What percentage of students quit going to school altogether and are counted as a "dropout?"

4 Year 5 Year 6 Year Dropout
2009 89.81% 94.23% 96.08% 2.94%
2010 89.38% 96.23% 97.14% 1.9%
2011 89.58% 96.23% 97.14% 3.33%
2012 84.47% 88.89% 91.67% 7.29%
2013 86.32% 91.49% 93.55% 6.45%
2014 91.49% 95.56% 93.33% 2.22%
2015 86.67% 91.11% Not Available 4.44%
2016 86.84% Not Available Not Available 2.63%
Average 88.07% 93.39% 94.82% 3.9%

Last updated: July 1, 2017; Source: www.mischooldata.org

Notes:
  • Data from 2009–2013 is reflective of Meridian High School since Meridian Early College High School had zero expected graduates during those years.
  • Data for 2014 and 2015 is combined for Meridian High School and Meridian Early College High School since we had students graduating from both entities during those years.
  • 2015 was Meridian High School's last graduating class. Beginning with the class of 2016, all graduation data will be pulled exclusively from Meridian Early College High School.