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Skyline High School Overview

2552 North Maple Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 , Tel: +1 (734) 994-7001 Ann Arbor Public Schools
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    Type: Public High School
    Grades: 9-12
  • 1448


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Skyline High School Ratings & Reviews

January 12, 2016 Submitted by a parent
I would give the school 2 1/2 stars if possible. As in, "pretty bad, but not hopeless." My child just began as a freshman this year. It's possible my assessment will change as time goes on, but my first impressions haven't been great. Your kid is just a number here. The teachers seem to barely know, or care about them. They make a big show of giving out email addresses and phone numbers at the beginning of term, but good luck getting them to reply to any parent email. My kid was having trouble in a class last term, and three emails went unanswered by the teacher. Same thing with a different teacher this term. Parents are clearly just an annoyance to be ignored here. Oh, and don't count on your kid getting a hot lunch they actually have time to eat. There are 2 half-hour lunch periods for the entire school of 1500 kids. Huge lines. My kid and his friends call them the "Soviet Bread Lines." We pack a lunch every day--if we didn't, our son would have like 5 minutes to eat, after standing in line for 25 minutes. Why they can only use the cafeteria for an hour a day is beyond me. Upside (yes, there is some positive stuff): good student culture. My son made a lot of new friends. The kids see themselves as united against an impersonal system, I'm guessing. A few good teachers who are shining lights in this bleak, factory-like institution. Most of the teachers, however, see their role as adversarial, spend a lot of time yelling at kids and making sure they know that learning takes a distant back seat to...well, not sure what. Getting through the hour? Ways to improve: make teachers more responsive to parents and students. Have at least some discussion classes that get kids engaged (my son spends almost every class just doing worksheets). And maybe the principal could come out of his office once in a while and talk to students--to me, this is one sign of a good school. The principal here seems to hide in his office all day--my son said he appears at lunch once in a great while, and is always talking to another adult, never to any student. All in all not what we were hoping for. But my son likes the social atmosphere a lot, and so we will try to stick it out until he's paroled--oops, I mean graduates--in three years. Seriously, though, I know it's a young school. I hope they will try to make some changes, so that by senior year we can look back on a good experience.
December 24, 2014 Submitted by a parent
Skyline's curriculum is like someone's dog ate their education psychology textbook and threw it up and tried to write a mission statement from the puke. They have trimesters, block schedules, school-within-a-school, mastery grading, and magnet programs, none of which they do well. As an educator I always thought that in such an educated community where a high percentage of the kids go to four year colleges it is silly, if not dangerous, for them to highly specialize. Students from Ann Arbor have been getting into engineering at UM just fine without magnet programs. What they need is a program to help more students (poor students) get the broad education to get to four year colleges. As a parent of a special ed student I was appalled that I was told at an IEP meeting that my child couldn't pass a class, then I went home and put together a spreadsheet taking into account the 80% mastery weighting and sure enough, my child could have passed with a C with last project. They shouldn't have a system they don't understand and can't work with. The old principal was terrible. The new one is ineffective, particularly if your kid has special ed issues.
September 22, 2014 Submitted by a parent
Skyline is a terrific school, and improving every year. It's a new school, and has only had a few graduating classes. But already it's turning out as many national merit scholarship semi-finalists as Huron (and both of these schools had as many as the three Plymouth Canton high schools combined for 2014). Skyline is on trimesters, so students receive 25% more credits per year than the other high schools. Skyline also has four magnet programs, schools-within-the-school, concentrating on engineering, communications, business, and medicine. Our two kids are very happy, taking great, advanced classes including performing in an excellent band program every day. Also, some of these reviews were probably under the previous principal. The district hired a dynamic new principal for Skyline last year.
November 19, 2013 Submitted by a parent
Skyline is great! My kids enjoy going to school there, and their teachers have been very supportive and caring.
September 06, 2013 Submitted by a parent
Our daughter was in the first graduating class and I would say that the post from the other student would be similar to what she said to us. She is an exceptional student, but still struggled with some bad teachers. She also said that the few good teachers were the minority there. What was most frustrating to her was the politics that the teachers and administration would play. It only got worse with playing sports. Unfortunately due to AAPS being so big, once our children went to middle school, you just feel like a number.
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Average Rent in Ann Arbor, MI

  • Ann Arbor, MI Average Rental Price, August 2018$1,472/mo
  • Studio$1,188
  • 1 Bedroom$1,157
  • 2 Bedrooms$1,445

Ann Arbor, MI Apartment Rent Ranges

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Ann Arbor, MI Education Statistics

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  • Some High School11%
  • Some College30%
  • Associate Degree4%
  • Bachelor Degree26%
  • Graduate Degree28%

Apartments and homes for rent near Skyline High School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Skyline High School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Skyline High School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 244 apartments for rent available in this part of Ann Arbor. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Skyline High School is currently at 425 Church, renting for $875 per month, but if $5,550 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at 929 Church. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Skyline High School

Before you start packing, make sure Skyline High School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Skyline High School is a well-known public 9-12 school in Ann Arbor. It is located at 2552 North Maple Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 and it is the second home of 1448 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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