Clarenceville High School

20155 Middlebelt Road, Livonia, MI 48152
(248) 919-0408

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 579 students 20 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Michigan Merit Examination (MME)

In 2010-2011 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
  • Clarenceville School District average
  • Michigan state average

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About this school

Clarenceville High School is a public high school in Farmington Hills. The principal of Clarenceville High School is Troy Nelson, who can be contacted at 579 students attend Clarenceville High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 49% of the 579 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Clarenceville High School is 20:1. Farmington Central High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 77%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 16%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.8%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This is a public school with almost a feel of a private school twoo very small ele school 1 middle and high school. Once in 7th grade you may begin to take AP classes for English and math. However going into high school you have an opportunity to test out of a subject and move on to the next ex test out of algebra 1 an there you would move to geometry. However on freshman night they strongly suggest yoy don't do this. I do wish tou could continue always at your own pace non stop all year long. Student should never be held back. Teachers and parent department heads are all great there. There are alot of activities. In h.s maybe a little less

  • (5 years ago)

    Clarenceville was known as Clunckerville because of the ignorance of some of the parents. what I wonder is that if Clarenceville was so bad WHY did you bring your kids there or recommend the school to your friends???? Food for thought. Yes I brought my kids in from another district because I have confidence in the school. The only thing I don't like is that there is a lot of racism from the kids who call it racism. If the kids hate it so much why do we continue to let them be here??? It always has to be the race card issue. I think everyone needs to grow up and be accountable for the actions they put on themselves.

  • (6 years ago)

    One thing that set this school apart was the instruction in social studies. All four teachers were first-rate. As for extras Clarenceville did well in giving options to students.

  • (6 years ago)

    Clarenceville High School is just like any other high school you will find. Of course there are problems that students face everyday but doesn't every high school in America? For any of the former students that complained about their time here at Clarenceville maybe you should have tried to join something to improve the school rather than complain about it for 4 years. Clarenceville High School is full of teachers who will help you succeed only when YOU want to and it's full of diversity. Can you say that about any other Livonia school?

  • (6 years ago)

    I am in my junior year at c'ville. and i have a had a very good experience at c'ville. yes the students can be mean and all that but dont let it get to you. there has been good students here at c'ville and there still is. the teachers always meake sure you do your best and they always give opportunities to come in after school. and the extra activites are very good. there is a nice variety from sports to clubs. everyone goes on what has been said about c'ville. but none of it i wouldnt believe. anyones' child has a good opportunity here just like at any other livonia school. the staff just wants to see c'ville students succeed in life after high school. and if they do come to c'ville and have a bad experience im sorry because they made it like that for themselves.

  • (7 years ago)

    Awful school- really quite honestly messed up my education. I'm now in college and struggling with high school level math because I never had to take beyond basic algebra in Clarenceville. This school sets you up to be a blue collar worker. Hey I can type 80 WPM but I can't do basic chemistry or math. If my life goal was to be a secretary C-ville would have set me up really well but I have higher aspirations than that. Personally I did like the diversity but I witnessed a lot of racism from other students. I played a sport that wasn't football-- it's not even worth mentioning because it WAS NOT football and wasn't funded or cared about. At the time I was there it didn't seem too bad it was a breeze for me and I received good grades but in the end I feel cheated.

  • (7 years ago)

    Clarenceville H. S. use to be known as 'Clunkerville' for so many years and deservedly so. However since the new principal has arrived there has been a great change in the student culture at CHS. The students are more respectful of the school and its programs. The focus is back on making an effort to be the best academic student you can be. I believe CHS is moving in the right direction under its new leadership. Teachers are doing a great job implementing the new curriculum standards and helping students achieve.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has undoubtedly served as a detrement to my education. Consistently placing brands and labels on students such as either a part of the problem or solution. The staff constantly deride the students on their overall performance. One thing that really disturbed me as I started my last year of highschool I noticed the general trend of the staff to compare the rest of the student body to a very famous and well accomplished alumni (Tim Shaw). Recently (about two months ago) a all senior class assembly was held basically blaming the current class for their problems such as tardiness to class lack of focus in the classroom and taking the entirety of the school with them. Overall if you plan on living in your parents basement and not being pushed and urged to your full potential clarencville will suit your needs perfectley.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'v moved arround quit a few times But in my personal experience being at clarenceville It was absolutly horrible.If you are a new person going into the school you will find it farely difficult to make any friends.Everyone sticks in their own 'clicks'.If you're not invovled in any of their sports you are a nobody and there's not a nicer way I can put that.Other than that the staff is very nice and the school is small enough to where most of the teachers can get to know you individually and a lot of them dont mind helping you with something as much as they can even if they have to stay after school.The teachers really care about you but if you get mixed in with the wrong people believe me..they will make your life a living hell. please dont send your child here.

  • (9 years ago)

    If you are seeking a small hometown atmosphere in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the big cities Clareneville is the right environment to raise your child(ren) in while they recieve an excellent education. Being made up of 4 schools within the district parents have the oppuruntitiy to get to know their childrens' peers. The High School offers numerous extracurricular activities such as Youth in Government Theatre and various athletics (we have a bowling team!) Some of the acedemic classes that are available are Honors Classes Forensics Symphonic Band and AP English. Opputunities for parental involvement are available you need only to assert yourself and join one (or all)of the Boosters Clubs for Choir Band or Athletics. A monthly parent meeting is held by our principal to keep parents 'in-the-know ' of the events that are happening within the school and the ongoing developments and changes in education. Trojan Pride!

  • (9 years ago)

    As a graduate of the high school I feel that it is my dudty to tell all the truth about the school if you are wondering about it. I graduated with a 3.3 gpa but scored a 30 on my ACT due to the incredible instruction that I had received from my teachers. Though I was not oe of their favorite students like in the post above that somebody wrote I did receive stellar instruction and counseling from the staff. My Mom was not a bake sale Mom but I still played on the soccer bowling and track teams and was involved in all of the music programs at the school. I was almost elected to the school board upon my graduation showing that the district itself is not a place where favorites are played.

  • (9 years ago)

    Clarenceville High School is a great school; if you're looking teacher to student ratios or extracurricular activities. When it comes to show real stength as far as test scores go Clarenceville comes short. There is no motivation from anyone but a select few teachers to do well on tests. The counselors tell you eye to eye that you are lucky you are graduating and are not a fifth year senior or that you took your ACT because last time I heard only 45% of the students actually did this. The leadership used to be excellent in the older days but now it is too much dependent on the opinions of a select few. And really that's the problem and gift of the district. The select few people who are favored or have parents valunteer at bake sales are the ones who end up being the favorites of the teachers and staff.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was a student here and it was awful. So much sexism and racism in this school. yes there is going to be it in many schools but its too out of hand here. increasing the sports but decreasing the use of trojan times. Parents not even being concerned with helping their children. all I can say is theres so much favorism at this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Clarenceville is a pretty good school. The only problem is that there is very little leadership when you talk about the new principal and the counselors but the teachers are awesome because they try to challenge the student to an extent. This school is awesome because you can be yourself get educated in what you want whether it be art music and even fashion and you don't get lost unless you want but if you care even a little you are naturally involved in it. The sports are awesome and fun because most of the coach s are really involved. Clarenceville is defiantly a cool school because somehow it generally brings the students back to it which obviously shows that they liked it rather then the students just leaving and never returning. So why don't you stop by sometime at C'ville.

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