Harbor Light Christian School

8333 Clayton Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
(231) 347-7859
8

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-12 129 students 10 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

40%
42%
70%
72%
50%
27%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 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. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. 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. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
52%
67%
63%
27%
61%
60%
78%
60%
47%

Michigan Merit Examination (MME)

In 2013-2014 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 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. 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 MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harbor Light Christian School is a private high school in Harbor Springs. The principal of Harbor Light Christian School is Mr. Gary Urman and can be contacted at hlcs@harborlight.org. 129 students attend Harbor Light Christian School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Harbor Light Christian School is 10:1. Petoskey High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% %
Hispanic 4% %
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    The best decision we ever made for our children. With two well adjusted trouble-free graduates from Harbor Light Christian we feel blessed to have been part of this amazing family. Both of our children have gone on to colleges and stayed strong in their faith. Most of the credit goes to the fantastic staff and amazing students that make up this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Harbor Light Christian School has the highest MEAP test scores of any school in the area. It's an amazingly loving and encouraging environment and I am greatly impressed. Harbor Light is right on par.

  • (8 years ago)

    Probably one of the best executed Christian schools in Michigan.

  • (9 years ago)

    Harbor Light gives excellent spiritual wellbeing to the students though I am concerned over the lack of technology at the school. Great school for pre-high school warm-up but lacks scholastic stimulation.

  • (10 years ago)

    HLCS has had graduates that have attended Taylor University University of Michigan Calvin Lee University Grand Valley and Cornerstone University. The state standard tests for the students score higher than average. Academics and Sports play a part in the school but a Christian centered curriculum is a major part of the students education.

  • (10 years ago)

    lacks higher educational options. does not prepare you for college at all. they vlaue christ centered learning over acedemic sucess. there needs to be a balance or even more focus on education.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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