2011-2012 Annual Education Report

Ferry School | Griffin School | Lake Hills School | Mary A. White School | Peach Plains School
Robinson School | Rosy Mound School | White Pines Middle School | Lakeshore Middle School
Grand Haven High School | Central High School


August 15, 2012

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2011-2012 educational progress for the Grand Haven Area Public Schools and our individual school buildings. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws; however, our staff is available to help you understand this information. 

The AER data packet is available here electronically by visiting the following web site or you may review a copy in the principal’s office at your child’s school.

The report contains the following information:

Student Assessment Data − Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP), Michigan Merit Exam (MME), and Michigan’s Alternative Assessment Program (MI-Access) 

  • Presents achievement data for all five tested subjects (mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing) compared to targets for all students as well as subgroups of students
  • Provides achievement data for all five tested subjects (mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing) for students with significant disabilities (MI-Access or MEAP-Access) compared to targets for all students with disabilities as well as subgroups of students
  • Helps readers understand achievement progress within schools and compare these to district and State achievement

Top to Bottom Ranking – Detail Data and Status

Information used to rank schools is based on the development of the Top to Bottom list of schools and their performance. Each school’s Top to Bottom ranking will be based on student achievement, student growth over time, school improvement over time and achievement gaps across all five tested subjects (mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing).

GHAPS is proud that Lake Hills, Peach Plains and Rosy Mound have been identified as Reward Schools based on the top 5 percent of the Top to Bottom ranking based on the following criteria:

  • Student Achievement Proficiency
  • Growth in Student Achievement
  • Made AYP

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) – Status
In addition, AYP Status is based on student participation and proficiency in mathematics and reading. Attendance targets must be met for elementary and middle schools and graduation rate targets must be met for high schools and districts.

For 2011-2012, all regular schools made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in mathematics and reading. All schools in the district also made AYP as well as met attendance and graduation rates. Central School did not make AYP because students did not meet the graduation rate target of 80 percent. In addition, Lakeshore Middle School is designated as a Focus School

Teacher Qualification Data

  • Identifies teacher qualifications at district and school levels
  • Reports percentage of core academic classes taught by teachers not considered highly qualified to teach such classes

NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

  • Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8
  • Cannot be compared with MEAP results for grades 4 and 8 because there are no national standards


Keith Konarska, Superintendent


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