District Points of Pride
• 2013 MEAP scores, in grades 3-9, outperformed the county and state averages and improved over the prior year in almost all subject areas and grade levels. We ranked first in the county in 8th grade math and science, and tied for first in 7th grade reading and writing.
• 2014 MME scores were at or above Macomb County in reading, math, science and social studies.
• 2014 ACT scores increased over the prior year for the composite score and in English, Reading and Science.
• The traditional high schools have a graduation rate of 95.9%. The 2013 overall graduation rate increased by 7.44% to 80.02%.
• The Class of 2014 was offered over $7 million in scholarships.
• LCPS offers 17 Advanced Placement (AP) courses with total enrollment of over 700 students enrolled in the 2013-2014 school year. Our growth in both the number of courses offered and the number of students enrolled has placed us on the College Board’s Annual AP District Honor Roll for the 2nd year in a row.
• Fourteen LCPS schools earned Michigan Green School status in the 2013-2014 school year.
• LCPS schools have a comprehensive world language program from a Chinese Immersion program for two elementary schools to Chinese 5 in the high schools. In addition, all elementary and middle schools offer Spanish curriculum.
• LCPS students have the opportunity to take college classes through dual enrollment. In the 2013-2014 school year our students save more than $30,000 in future college tuition.
• LCPS has it’s own Career Technical Educational program with 17 programs including culinary arts, horticulture science, construction technology, criminal justice and teacher cadet.
• All elementary and middle school classrooms throughout the district are equipped with Smart Board.
• LCPS offers several hybrid courses giving high school students an opportunity to learn in an online and classroom environment.
• LCPS has a Math/Science/Technology program giving students the option to select rigorous coursework in a smaller learning environment.
• LCPS has an alternative high school, Riverside Academy giving students the opportunity to reengage in learning and helping to earn a high school diploma.
• LCPS is one of a few districts in the metro Detroit area offering Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), a program that focuses on aerospace science, leadership education and wellness.
• District wide LCPS students are winning regional, state and national awards for photography, filmmaking, ceramics, painting, marching band and percussion ensemble.
• LCPS offers a comprehensive secondary sports program which includes 17 sports at our high schools with over 1,600 participants.
• Students at all levels throughout LCPS can participate in numerous after school activities including Science Olympiad, Drama Club, Green Team, National and Junior National Honor Society, Yearbook Club and many more.
• The Class of 2014 volunteered over 70,000 hours of community service.
• Students throughout LCPS raised over $70,000 for local, state and national charities.
• Numerous outstanding educators as evidenced by multiple state and local achievement award.
• Enrolling over 11,000 students, including adult education.
• Job retraining programs available.
• Transports approximately 9,000 students daily with a fleet of 100 school buses (over a million miles a year).
• Adult high school completion classes offered.
• Job retraining programs available.
• Limited "Schools of Choice" program participant since 2004-2005 school year.
• Free full-day kindergarten offered throughout the district.
• School Age Child Care (SACC) available at elementary schools.
• Community support of our 2005 Bond Issue has allowed LCPS to implement a long-term plan for district facility and technology upgrades.
• Cable TV presence on WOW and Comcast.
• Presence on Facebook, YouTube & Twitter.
• Senior citizen opportunities through community education and Fan Club events.
• Employs over 1,200 individuals.
• Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials for the past 27 years.
• Safe and nurturing learning environments.
• Instruction that is aligned to state and national standards.
• Math and literacy coaches to support Common Core standards and provide professional development for staff.
• Classroom support provided by highly qualified paraprofessionals and classroom aides.
• Comprehensive technology integration into district curriculum.
• Expanded multimedia opportunities through new technology labs.
• Award-winning reading and writing program based on national literacy standards.
• Extensive summer school programs.
• Transition activities for fifth- to sixth-grades and ninth- to 10th-grades.
• Strong enrichment programs through Community Education.
• Graded above average as a school district by 90 percent of the parent community.
• Five National Blue Ribbon Schools:
o Chesterfield Elementary School
o L'Anse Creuse Middle School - Central
o L'Anse Creuse Middle School - North
o L'Anse Creuse Middle School - South
o L'Anse Creuse High School - North
• Ten State Blue Ribbon Exemplary Schools:
o Atwood Elementary School (2009)
o Chesterfield Elementary School (1991)
o Donald J. Yacks Elementary School (2000)
o Marie C. Graham Elementary School (1996)
o South River Elementary School (2007)
o L'Anse Creuse Middle School – Central (1993)
o L'Anse Creuse Middle School – North (1988 and 1999)
o L'Anse Creuse Middle School – South (1997)
o L'Anse Creuse High School (1987)
o L'Anse Creuse High School – North (1995)
• One National Service-Learning Leader School:
o L’Anse Creuse High School
• 2008 Spotlight on Safety Award for Leader in Workplace Safety by CARE.
• Numerous outstanding educators as evidenced by multiple state and local achievement awards.
• Recognized leader in technology education both state and nationwide
Last updated: 9/2/2014 1:20:01 PM