School Details

Benzie Central Sr. High School

9300 Homestead Rd, Benzonia, MI 49616
(231) 882-4497
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 483 students 21 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

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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 2013
  • Benzie County Central Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Benzie Central Sr. High School is a public high school in Beulah. The principal of Benzie Central Sr. High School is Mr. Peter Olson, whose e-mail is olsonp@benzieschools.net. 483 students go to Benzie Central Sr. High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; American Indian/Alaskan Native; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 56% of the 483 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Benzie Central Sr. High School is 21:1. Frankfort High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 92%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Hawaiian 0.6% %
Asian 0.6% %
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I have found in the 8 years i have lived in Benize county all the schools care about is getting their funding the refuse to do their jobs n Will not do what's right unless it benefits them i am working on taking my children n grandson out of the benzie schools until they can do what's right for the kids n everyone n not just them it should be a no star school but it won't post unless u give them a star so that alone should tell u what kind of school it is

  • (5 years ago)

    The students that come from this school are prepared to go on to college or learn a trade. During their time in school I read many success stories in a variety of areas.

  • (8 years ago)

    BCHS provides opportunities for students to excel in a challenging environment. BCHS struggles with funding and other challenges common to most Michigan schools but they also struggle to set high standards in a community where expectations are mediocre at best. When teachers set high standards it s difficult to bring students up to those standards without community support but BCHS does its best. When neither students nor parents care about academics the cause seems hopeless but if a student wants to do well BCHS provides plentiful opportunity to excel through their programs and motivated staff. Even if students don t want to apply themselves with parental support BCHS can give them the education they need to succeed.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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