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Results from the Hartland High School Senior Class Survey

More than 60 percent of 2012 Hartland High School graduates will attend a 4-year college or university.

The 2012 Hartland High School graduates share their after high school plans. Results were compiled by a survey from the career center at Hartland High School. 

Out of 410 graduates, 355 students responded.

Hartland High School Class of 2012 Senior Survey

  • Four Year Colleges and Universities: 61%
  • Two Year Colleges: 28%
  • Other Post Graduate Plans (Military, Trade, Other): 11%

In State Universities/Colleges

  • Central Michigan- 15
  • Eastern Michigan University- 10
  • Ferris State University- 9
  • Grand Valley State University- 21
  • Michigan State University- 36
  • Michigan Technological University 10
  • Nothern Michigan University 6
  • Oakland University 8
  • Saginaw Valley State University 11
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor- 9
  • University of Michigan - Flint-  6
  • Wayne State University- 6
  • Western Michigan University- 10

Private Colleges In State

  • Adrian College 2
  • Albion  College 2
  • Alma College 3
  • Aquinas College 2
  • Baker College 7
  • Calvin College 1
  • Cleary University 2
  • College for Creative Studies 2
  • Concordia College 1
  • Cornerstone University 1
  • Davenport University 1
  • Finlandia University 2
  • Hillsdale College 1
  • Hope College 4
  • Kalamazoo College 3
  • Kettering College 1
  • Lawrence Tech University 2
  • Madonna College 1
  • Northwood University 2
  • Spring Arbor University  2

Other Post Graduation Training/Military

  • Air Force- 4
  • Army- 4
  • Marines- 4
  • Navy- 4
  • Coast Guard- 1

Out Of State Universities/Colleges/CC

  • Berklee College of Music 1
  • Bowling Green State University 2
  • Brigham Young University (Utah) 1
  • Case Western Reserve University 1
  • Cedarville University 1
  • Daeman College 1
  • Defiance College (OH) 1
  • Ohio Weslyan 1
  • Olivet Nazarene University (IL) 1
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1
  • University of Central Florida 1
  • University of Evansville 1
  • University of Indianapolis 1
  • University of Miami 1
  • University of Missouri (MO) 1
  • University of Notre Dame 1
  • University of Northwestern Ohio 4
  • University of Utah 1
  • Universit of Wisconsin - Madison 1
  • Wshburn University 1
  • West Virginia University 1

Community Colleges/Technical Schools

  • Art Institute of Novi 1
  • Air Institure of Michigan 1
  • Brighton Institute of Cosmetology 3
  • Gogebic Community College 2
  • Henry Ford CC 1
  • Kellogg Community College 1
  • Lansing Community College 23
  • Michigan Institute of Aviation Technology 3
  • M C T I 1
  • Moody Bible Institute 1
  • Mott Community College 6
  • New Mexico Community College 1
  • Northwestern Mighigan College 1
  • Oakland Community College 14
  • Riverside Community College, CA 1
  • Ross Medical School 1
  • Schoolcraft College 10
  • Washtenaw Community College 53

Employment full time: 25

Apprenticeship program: 1

Fire Academy: 3

Police Academy: 2

hartland eagle June 15, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Only 12 students out of 410 graduates are attending one of the top 50 schools in the country. That's less than 3%. Only 9 kids got into University of Michigan. Speaks to the competitiveness of the students our district is putting out.
Susan B. June 15, 2012 at 05:40 PM
That's your interpretation. The article only references where students are going. It has nothing to do with whether they even applied to those schools or were accepted. Maybe these students didn't want to go to the top universities....maybe they can't afford the tuition's.....maybe they are more comfortable starting smaller....maybe...maybe...maybe. Who are you to tell our kids where they should be heading to college...and Yes, one of those seniors is mine. Regardless of where he is heading off to school....that's his choice and ours...NOT someone else forced choice.
Hartland HS Parent June 15, 2012 at 06:17 PM
"Only 9 kids got into U of M...", that is a silly statement. You have no idea how many applied, or how many were accepted and chose to go other places. I personally know of a student that turned down Vanderbilt (#19) to accept a full ride to a "lower ranking" state University. They were also accepted into U of M (#28). I'm confident that there are many others. Since when did U of M become the "standard measure of success"? I thought the Ivy League Universities held that title.
Linda Bowen June 15, 2012 at 07:46 PM
"Only 9 kids got into University of Michigan. Speaks to the competitiveness of the students our district is putting out." This is neither a fair nor accurate statement. There are many measures of student success, and the institution they are admitted to and choose to attend is just one. 9 kids REPORTED attending University of Michigan. These stats do not reflect how many students were accepted. I personally know of a few who were accepted there but chose another school. At the price of U of M and other "top" schools, some kids opt to attend other institutions that were more affordable to them, or they have received aid elsewhere. Also, the beginning of the article states that of the 410 graduates, 355 students responded, so it's not accurate to reflect a 9 out of 410 percentage. The stats don't always tell the story.
janet slavin June 16, 2012 at 01:29 AM
In reviewing this list, I'd have to say that I'm a pretty proud Hartland parent. This list is comprised of 355 students plugging away after high school and intending to do great things. I for one, have a daughter headed up to Michigan State and her close knit group of friends are all college bound with very diverse career paths. (FOUR of them chose Big 10 Schools, not too shabby!) I watched these drama students, athletes, musicians work their tails off to get into Michigan State, Notre Dame, Univ of Wisconsin and Grand Valley. I know for a fact that Univ of Mich was passed over for these other schools. We parents and Hartland Schools are cranking out some exemplary citizens,
hartland eagle June 16, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Your point about affording the tuition is valid. But, I didn't say anything about where your kid attends college. I'm talking about the lack of opportunities that our children have because the school system is failing us. Our kids don't have the choice to attend top universities because they are not prepared well. Nearly 30% of Hartland grads have to take remedial courses in college. Less than half got a proficient score on the MME. It's not a Hartland thing, though. The schools are failing us statewide. http://bridgemi.com/2012/05/mich-scores-poorly-on-college-prep/#.T9yCQI7dmFV
hartland eagle June 16, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Well, I'm confident there aren't "many" others. Yes, I'm sure there are a few others. What would you base your statement on? I base mine on the fact that less than half the graduates from this district pass the MME. 26% were judged college ready by the ACT.
hartland eagle June 16, 2012 at 01:09 PM
OK, so kids that got into the top schools didn't report it? That's making excuses for the story that the stats do tell, Linda.
hartland eagle June 17, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Your children may be doing well, but in general, the district is not cranking out exemplary students. % juniors not proficient in : math: 32%, reading 26%, science 29%, writing 42%. It's even worse at earlier grade levels. % of 8th graders not proficient in: math 57%, reading 25%, science 70%. More correctly stated, Janet. A few students are doing very well, despite the lack of preparation the district is providing them. Think about those numbers a bit. Nearly half of kids about to graduate from Hartland schools aren't proficient at writing. A third of them aren't proficient in math.
Silvia Oakley June 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Yea our schools need to totally start putting out more! ;)
Silvia Oakley June 29, 2012 at 12:05 AM
You seem to be not very proud of Hartland, yet you give yourself the name "Hartland Eagle"?
Silvia Oakley June 29, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Who do you think you are? Runnin' round leavin' scars?
Mathew June 29, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Hartland Eagle, have you bothered to compare Hartland to other schools? Why are you only focusing on the negative? How about these percentages of Juniors that ARE proficient: math 68% writing 58% reading 74% science 71% That's pretty good if you ask me.
hartland eagle July 02, 2012 at 05:32 PM
The data for 2012 is out now. Proficiency of our juniors plummeted. 38% proficient in math, 35% in science. 62% in reading. The district should be ashamed of the job they're doing. Parents should be outraged.
hartland eagle July 02, 2012 at 05:37 PM
It's pretty good that nearly half of the high school juniors aren't proficient readers!?! Wow. Pretty low standards you have there, Matt. What kind of career you think you're qualified for if you're not a proficient reader?
hartland eagle July 02, 2012 at 05:38 PM
No, I'm not proud of the job the school is doing for our kids. Are you?
Hartland Alumni July 26, 2012 at 12:54 PM
I am a Hartland Graduate, and received a wonderful education, that helped me excel at Eastern Michigan University, and become a teacher. There are wonderful teachers at Hartland High School, and am proud to be an Alumni at Hartland High.

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