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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Tawas Area High School is an above average, public school located in Tawas City, MI. It has 432 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 5% in reading.

Tawas Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
5%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1120
86 responses
Average ACT
25
57 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$50,882
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$920
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
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  • Homecoming/ Prom
    43%
  • Science olympics competition
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Sporting events
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
432
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,607
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,927/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Tawas Area High School is located in a small town, so there aren't a lot of people to begin with. With few people classes are smaller and teacher are a little more interactive with the students. Some would even say Tawas Area High School is a second family. However being small is also a disadvantage, as funding can be a bit of a problem. If something is broken, sometimes it's broken for months or even the rest of the year. When a teacher is sick or leaves for medical reasons, substitute teachers can be hard to come by. Overall it's an average school having strengths and drawbacks.
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The administrators try to solve conflicts by ignoring them. They over and under punish kids for handbook violations. They worry about students cell phones more than anything else. But the school is safe. Many teachers aren't excited to teach, but there are a handful who are. The teachers focus on teaching one specific way, instead of making sure all of the students are understanding. Some students who are academically challenged are left behind.
I moved from Alcona Schools because my mom got remarried and I wasn't doing very good in Alcona. When I first came to Tawas, I was nervous for what the future held. Now that I'm a senior, I know what I want to do and where I want to go; however, I think Tawas has become more strict on the kids which is stressing them out more and more everyday. All of our teachers expect us to be the best of the best and most of the time it shows.