Annual Education Report

Ferry School | Griffin School | Lake Hills School | Mary A. White School 

Peach Plains School | Robinson School | Rosy Mound School 

White Pines Intermediate School Lakeshore Middle School 

Grand Haven High School | Central High School

Grand Haven CyberSchool | Career Development School


January 31, 2017

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2015-16 educational progress for the Grand Haven Area Public Schools district and our schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state law. Our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Instructional Services Director Mary Jane Evink at 616.850.5075 for help if you need assistance.

The DISTRICT AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following website, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school. Each school will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly.

These reports contain the following information:

Student Assessment Data – Includes the following three assessments: M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress), MI-Access (Alternate Assessment), and College Board SAT. Presents assessment information for English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 and 11; science for grades 4, 7, and 11; and social studies for grades 5, 8, and 11 compared to state averages for all students as well as subgroups of students. The report helps users to understand achievement performance within grades and schools, and to make comparisons to district, state, and national achievement benchmarks.

Accountability Scorecard – Detail Data and Status

The accountability portion of the AER includes assessment proficiency and participation rates, graduation or attendance rates, as well as accountability scorecard status.

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

Review the table below listing our schools. For the 2016-17 year, no new Priority or Focus schools were named; some Priority or Focus schools did exit their status because they met the exit criteria. New Reward schools were identified using school rankings and Beating the Odds information. A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap between the highest and lowest achieving 30% of schools. A Priority school is one whose achievement and growth is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Reward school is one that has achieved one or more of the following distinctions: top 5% of schools on the Top-to-Bottom School Rankings, top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement (improvement metric), or “Beating the Odds” by outperforming the school’s predicted ranking and/or similar schools. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases no status label is given.


School Name Status Label Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement
Career Development School   Data meetings & Intervention
Central High School   Data meetings & Intervention
Ferry Elementary   Data meetings & Intervention
Grand Haven CyberSchool   Data meetings & Intervention
Grand Haven High School   Data meetings & Intervention
Griffin Elementary Reward Data meetings & Intervention
Lake Hills Elementary Reward Data meetings & Intervention
Lakeshore Middle School   Data meetings & Intervention
Mary A. White Elementary Reward Data meetings & Intervention
Peach Plains Elementary   Data meetings & Intervention
Robinson Elementary   Data meetings & Intervention
Rosy Mound Elementary   Data meetings & Intervention
White Pines Intermediate School   Data meetings & Intervention


We pride ourselves in providing a comprehensive educational experience. In addition to our core academic programs, we offer a variety of extracurricular and specialty programs to extend and enhance every child’s education. Grand Haven is a community where the school district’s residents have demonstrated great value for education, and have provided support for our programs and outstanding facilities allowing students, and the district in general, to prosper.

In addition, GHAPS partners with a broad range of community organizations to provide supplemental educational and enrichment opportunities for the overall Grand Haven community. Programs are developed to meet the needs of community residents from infants though senior citizens.

We welcome the opportunity to share in your child’s education. Grand Haven Area Public Schools will continue to work daily to ensure "Success for All".


Andrew Ingall


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