School Details

Ross Beatty High School

22721 Diamond Cove Street, Cassopolis, MI 49031
(269) 445-0541
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 441 students 19 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

18%
18%
39%
49%
49%
61%
44%
44%
53%

MI00195

None
90%
90%
85%
80%
80%
79%
36%
36%
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 2011
  • Cassopolis Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
22%
35%
68%
68%
73%
14%
14%
20%

MI00195

None
64%
64%
78%
75%
75%
82%
70%
70%
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 2011
  • Cassopolis Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
21%
26%

MI00195

None
73%
73%
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 2011
  • Cassopolis Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

9%
9%
29%
50%
50%
59%
9%
9%
28%
26%
26%
44%
37%
37%
51%

MI00196

None
26%
26%
52%
50%
50%
63%
50%
50%
61%
78%
78%
78%
30%
30%
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 2011
  • Cassopolis Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ross Beatty High School is a public high school in Cassopolis. The principal of Ross Beatty High School is Robert Sieko and can be contacted at thertsel@cassopolis.org. 441 children attend Ross Beatty High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 64% of the 441 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Ross Beatty High School is 19:1. Cassopolis Alternative Ed. is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.6%
Hawaiian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful school board excellent teaching staff! Cassopolis excels in sports Ranger pride is exemplary! Student medical clinic on site now. All three of my children spent their whole school career here and excelled. There is a brand new elementary building and old building is used for farm /FFA program! Superintendent Tracy Hertsel is a home raised Cassopolis man and is absolutely as stellar leader of the school system!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a graduate of the cassoplis system and a parent of and elementry student I belive it allows children to grow in a back ground of differnt people of color and ethnic background. Because the world is a blank canvis and your child has the ability to paint it as they wish to do.

  • (5 years ago)

    The high school is all right for the most part. We don't have very many choices for classes though. Also when it comes to the decisions this school could do better. They make stupid decisions about everything. Most of the students think our school is poor but we are not actually all that poor. The school board would rather waste our money on stupid thing then use it where it's needed. For example the school board buys new flat screen televisions for school use but classes rarely use them. Instead the library keeps them there where they are not often used. Also instead of using the money to buy those televisions they could have allowed a glee club or tried to create programs that would make students actually want to be there. I wouldn t want to leave if there was something worthwhile being there for.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am an alumni for this school. I went there from kindergarten through graduation. Ever since I was in the 7th grade when you move up from the middle school I wanted to leave. The teachers are pretty good but its the administration who needs to be changed.

  • (9 years ago)

    If the Board would stop making all of their decisions based on what the rich people in town think it would be a better school. No wonder Cassopolis keeps shrinking everyone's trying to GET OUT!

  • (10 years ago)

    Its ok the teachers are fine and everything. The prinicpal in the other hand really needs to get his issues straightened out.(sorry hate being mean)I think it would be even better if the semester and school scedule were not always changing. Most of the students feel like what they are saying is not getting through to the board of education or anything. Some of us are trying to pass with certian amount of credits if and when they change the year to 6 classes the full year it will not help these students. It will push us back and most of us want to graduate on time. Other then that I dont see too much problems.

  • (10 years ago)

    Ross Beatty eduaction system is okay. Our principal hes okay but there are times when he does do the stupidest things(sorry thats mean but true). The new dean of students hes okay too. But i rather have mr.anderson. The best teacher there are Mrs. Sanderson Mr.Z Hubb Purlee & Mr.Brown. Mrs. McCully is cool too. Other than that Ross Beatty is an okay school. Its not the best since most of the kids want to leave like me. The only good thing is our 2 hour delays every wednesday!! Ross Beatty comes up with new dumb rules every year. Other than that cass schools is okay.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was currently enrolled in this school. I went to Cassopolis public schools from grade kindergarten on up through tenth grade. I now live in Mississippi and it has made me realize how great Cassopolis really is. I spent my whole life there wishing I could leave. Now all I wish for is to be able to go back. It really is a great place to grow up. Stephanie Thompson

  • (11 years ago)

    Ross Beatty's education system is absolutly terrible! The prinicble has no clue what he is doing he isn't getting anything done and the dean of students also doesn't get anything done and screws up the system. Cass doesnt care about your childs education! If you want proof look how many students left that school because of it!

  • (11 years ago)

    I can see things getting better under a principle that really cares about the school and its community.

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Overall score

(based on 17 ratings & reviews)

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