12901 15 Mile Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Sterling Heights Senior High School serves 1,469 students in grades 9-12.
Sterling Heights Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 35% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,469 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 30% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sterling Heights Senior High School's student population of 1,469 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,469 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
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School Rankings

Sterling Heights Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Sterling Heights Senior High School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1865 out of 3120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sterling Heights Senior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
11%
3%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
10%
18%
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White
75%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.42
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Graduation Rate
91%
85%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

27% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% MI state average), while 48% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MI state average).

What is the graduation rate of Sterling Heights Senior High School?

The graduation rate of Sterling Heights Senior High School is 91%, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 85%.

How many students attend Sterling Heights Senior High School?

1,469 students attend Sterling Heights Senior High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

75% of Sterling Heights Senior High School students are White, 11% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Black, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Sterling Heights Senior High School?

Sterling Heights Senior High School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.

What grades does Sterling Heights Senior High School offer ?

Sterling Heights Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

School Reviews

1   3/30/2020
Bullying is not taken care of in this school, even when it causes a serious injury. The school Resource Officer does not take his job seriously and is only there part time, as he is employed at other schools as well. The only concerns the staff has are for the star players of an average at-best team.
- Posted by Parent - Concerned Parent

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,469 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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