Vandercook Lake High School

1.00 5 1 (1 review)
1000 East Golf Ave
Jackson, MI 49203
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Vandercook Lake High School serves 574 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (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 20% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Vandercook Lake 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 student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Vandercook Lake High School's student population of 574 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students574 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Vandercook Lake 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 Vandercook Lake High School is 0.26, 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#2291 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
4%
18%
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White
86%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.260.52
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Graduation Rate85-89%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVandercook Lake School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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This school has gone down hill fast. They do nothing to prepare for college and are zero help. There are only a few good teachers left. The administration needs to be replaced and a focus on in district kids to get more support from the community. I would not be shocked if this school is closed in the next 5 years. It is sad really it use to be one of the best in Jackson county but the arrogant ass running it now has no clue and wouldn't even let him teach gym let alone run a district.
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