Calumet High School Ranks No. 1 For Schools Located In Towns

Part of a series on schools scoring highly on the Mackinac Center's 'Context and Performance' report card

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Calumet High School, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, ranked first of all Michigan high school located in towns, and 8th best of more than 500 conventional high schools in the state, according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's 2012 High School Report Card, based on Context and Performance scores. 

The report card measures schools on more of an "apples-to-apples" level by looking at student achievement while also considering family income level. Socioeconomic status is universally held to be an important factor in student achievement.

The school's success is due to a combination of "a culture of hard work," growth-based assessments, and a technology-focus with recorded iPad lectures, mining and junior ROTC extra-curriculars.

To see how schools in your area measured, see the report cards here: "Michigan School Databases."

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New Report Card Compares High School Test Scores and Adjusts For Economic Status

New Report Card Measures Elementary and Middle School Performance By Adjusting For Student Family Income

Top 10 Elementary and Middle Schools

Top 10 City Elementary and Middle Schools

Top 10 Rural Elementary and Middle Schools

Top 10 Town Elementary and Middle Schools

Top 10 Suburban Elementary and Middle Schools

Top 10 Conventional High Schools

Top 10 Charter High Schools


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Ted Nelson is a retired Michigan State Police officer who trained police departments throughout the state on civil asset forfeiture. He believes the practice has been misused and needs to change.

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