Annual Education Report
April 14, 2016
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress for Hazel Park High School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Dr. Carla Postell, principal, for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically here, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.
The state has identified some schools with the status of Reward, Focus or Priority. A Reward school is one that is outperforming other schools in achievement, growth, or is performing better than other schools with a similar student population. A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap in 30% of its student achievement scores. A Priority school is one whose achievement and growth is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. Our school has not been given one of those labels
Hazel Park High School has been identified as a “REWARD School” for High Progress and “Beating the Odds”.
State law requires that we also report additional information.
Students who live in Hazel Park are assigned to Hazel Park High School. Students who reside within Oakland County may apply for 105 Schools of Choice Status. Students who reside in counties contiguous to Oakland County (primarily Wayne and Macomb) may apply for 105C Schools of Choice Status.
During the 2014-2015 school year, Hazel Park High School, in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education (AdvancED), went through the program evaluation tool to monitor for progress using an external data collection agency (Cambridge Educational Services). This group helped monitor the effectiveness of the standardized testing programs we gave to our students and gave valuable data for the continuous school improvement process and look forward to an upcoming external review for continuing School Accreditation.
Hazel Park High School is a traditional school offering a wide range of classes including Advanced Placement courses, a strong core curriculum, a fine arts program, after-school clubs and activities and a variety of sports. Students are able to acquire knowledge, both socially and academically. Hazel Park High School also offers to its students the Promise Zone. The Promise Zone guarantees all resident graduates of Hazel Park Schools a tuition-free path to an Associate’s degree at any accredited trade school, community college, college or university in the state of Michigan. This confirms our commitment to a quality education. Hazel Park High School had a total enrollment of 806 students for the 2014-2015 school year. Hazel Park High School was the only school in the district to have improved enrollment numbers for the 2014-2015 school year. We attribute this increase in enrollment to Schools of Choice and our improved academic and athletic programs. Hazel Park High School has a diverse student population. We are proud of our ethnic diversity and the harmony that exists amongst its almost 806 students.
The Michigan Department of Education provides an academic core curriculum that specifies the standards, benchmarks and content expectations at each grade level and content area K-12. Hazel Park High School works to provide students with a comprehensive curriculum that meets their diverse needs and prepares them for a productive future. The State of Michigan has adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as our curricular standards and benchmarks. Information on the core curriculum is available at www.mi.gov/mde.
Parent-teacher conference participation has remained consistent the past 2 years with a slight increase from 33.6% to 35.8% (288 of 806) for fall conferences. Spring parent-teacher conference numbers were slightly lower at 29.2%. Hazel Park High School is committed to increasing parent participation and will look at ways to increase our conference attendance and parent involvement.
The number and percent of post secondary enrollments (Dual Enrollment): Seven enrollments; 0.91%
Hazel Park High School has seven college equivalent courses with 60 enrollments (7.78%). 29 of the 50, or 58% of the enrollments, received a score leading to college credit.
For the 2014-2015 school year, HPHS continued to work at achieving the goals stated in The Transformation Redesign Plan. While we are pleased to have reached some of our goals, we are continuously working to improve as we strive to help our students become college and career-ready. We continue to research and implement best practices to ensure that ALL students receive a quality education at Hazel Park High School. We appreciate the continued support of parents, staff, student and community in this effort.
Dr. Carla Postell
Hazel Park High School