School Details

Bear Lake High School

7748 Cody St, Bear Lake, MI 49614
(231) 864-3133
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 168 students 20 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

47%
47%
39%
69%
69%
61%
59%
59%
53%

MI00195

None
83%
83%
85%
61%
61%
79%
42%
42%
48%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bear Lake Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
44%
35%
87%
87%
73%
25%
25%
20%

MI00195

None
80%
80%
78%
80%
80%
82%
76%
76%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bear Lake Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
41%
26%

MI00195

None
77%
77%
73%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bear Lake Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

10%
10%
29%
60%
60%
53%
14%
14%
26%
32%
32%
38%
41%
41%
50%

MI00196

None
32%
32%
52%
45%
45%
63%
55%
55%
61%
64%
64%
78%
27%
27%
47%

Michigan Merit Examination (MME)

In 2011-2012 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bear Lake Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bear Lake High School is a public high school in Bear Lake. The principal of Bear Lake High School is Mrs. Sarah Harless and can be contacted at augensteinm@manistee.org. 168 students attend Bear Lake High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 51% of the 168 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bear Lake High School is 20:1. Brethren High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 92%
Hispanic 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0.3%
Asian 0.6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been a t this school for almost 7 years and I love it! Some of the teachers aren't that good but other than that this is a great place to grow up. a little school and everyone is so nice

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been in this school all my life! It is a great school to go to! I want everyone to know that this school is amazing and a great staff and great food and good classes. A well rounded school!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is a great place to grow-up and lean in. One of the first schools in northern Michigan to obtain the freedom to learn grant giving every student a personal laptop to use. The teachers are encouraging and truly love to teach. As of 2007 there is even a Mandarin Chinese Language and culture class. I love being a student at Bear Lake. In my opinion it is one of the best schools around.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great community school where everyone knows each other and their families. Education is first and formost with outstanding teachers and staff. Extracurricular activities include total community pride and encouragment. I am proud to be a Laker

  • (10 years ago)

    Bear Lake use to be the highest rated in the state what has gone wrong the teachers to many extracricalur activites or the students what ever the reason we pay much to many taxes to see this school be so low in the state averages

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