Tawas Area High School

255 West M 55
Tawas City, MI 48763
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Tawas Area High School serves 427 students in grades 9-12.
Tawas Area 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Tawas Area High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Tawas Area High School's student population of 427 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students427 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

Tawas Area High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Tawas Area High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2668 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
n/a
18%
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White
93%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.130.52
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTawas Area Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Tawas Area High School is Career And Technical Education Center (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Tawas Area Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clara B Bolen Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tawas City Clara B Bolen Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-4 | 440 students
    0.4 miles
    211 South Plank Rd
    Tawas City, MI 48763
    (989) 984-2200
    0.4 PK-4 440
  • Tawas City Tawas Area Middle School Math: 35% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 397 students
    0.8 miles
    255 W M55
    Tawas City, MI 48763
    (989) 984-2300
    0.8 5-8 397
  • Tawas City Career And Technical Education Center Vocational School
    Grades: 11-12
    2.5 miles
    27 North Rempert Rd
    Tawas City, MI 48763
    (989) 362-3006
    2.5 11-12 n/a
  • Tawas City Iosco Resa Special Education Special Education School
    Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: PK-12 | 47 students
    2.5 miles
    27 North Rempert Rd
    Tawas City, MI 48763
    (989) 362-3006
    2.5 PK-12 47
  • East Tawas Alternative Educational Academy Of Iosco County Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-12 | 157 students
    3.1 miles
    1230 East Us 23
    East Tawas, MI 48730
    (989) 362-2575
    3.1 6-12 157

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