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Central Academy

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Posted January 28, 2014

i does not get you ready for college at all.The teachers are lazy, uncaring and don't do a good job of helping out the WHOLE class. The teachers in middle school only care for the kids who are related to the principal. The staff is so rude and doesn't do ANYTHING in the office. I would know that because i have been sent to the office many times for no reason. I even went to the office for something that I would never even think to do. The principal is extremely selfish and only lets the kids he is related to not get in trouble. I would never go back to this school and i don't recommend anyone going to that school too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

What's that Itachi? That's why I have Senju DNA. (Learned in Biology Class.) Where is my rival? - Madara


Posted June 13, 2013

the teachers do not care about students success. I do not recommend anyone to go there. the school just care about collecting money and school supplies from the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

THE worst school in history!!! i dont remeber the last time we took a real class.... the teachers and staff talk too much about your personal life!!! no activities provided


Posted January 8, 2012

This school is really bad because the teachers are unfair and only care about people they like


Posted December 30, 2011

This school is the worst school i have ever been to. The teachers are lazy, uncaring and don't do a good job of helping out the WHOLE class. The teachers in middle school only care for the kids who are related to the principal. The staff is so rude and doesn't do ANYTHING in the office. I would know that because i have been sent to the office many times for no reason. I even went to the office for something that I would never even think to do. The principal is extremely selfish and only lets the kids he is related to not get in trouble. I would never go back to this school and i don't recommend anyone going to that school too.


Posted October 30, 2009

I love how the staff are fit to deal with the different variety of students and apply different learning methods to help capture and educate all the students of the classroom. I think it is also important to note that they try to keep a good connection between parent, student and teacher, to help raise a brighter and more successful future for our children.


Posted October 23, 2009

Teachers really care about the students and complete the latest up to date training and professional development including RTI, SIOP, and Middle School Leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

Central provides a unique learning environment with focus on diversity, family atmosphere and mutual respect.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2009

All GEE schools are great. The teachers are highly motivated and put in many hours beyond the school day in order to provide their students with the best possible education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2009

Central does an amazing job of responding to the students needs at all levels. Well run an positive environment. Teachers and staff are very caring and dedicated.


Posted October 23, 2009

Lots of caring teachers who are willing to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

I love working at my school! We have excellent family-school team building, a staff that supports one another, and a setting that promotes education and mutual respect and understanding everyday!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 22, 2009

The teachers at Central Academy are the greatest! Central has an amazing family atmosphere. The students are great kids who work hard.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 22, 2009

The school's staff is dedicated to each student's success; no child is 'left behind' at this school.


Posted October 22, 2009

Our school is very family oriented. We have a great staff, who work hard to meet every child's needs. We work together K-12 to make sure we work together to make our school successful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 22, 2009

The school culture and climate meet the needs of the students. The school also has continuous improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

The students, staff, and administration make it such a wonderful place to be!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 31, 2009

I went to Central Academy for 10 years (2008 graduate), and am thankful for the amazing education I received. The teachers' focus on each individual allows them to cater to each student's personal needs. I am now attending the University of Michigan, and I visit my teachers at Central whenever I get the chance. I would highly recommend any parent to allow their child to experience this greatly beneficial one-on-one student-teacher interaction, along with the amazing administration that keeps this school running.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2008

I am a recent graduate from Central Academy. I am proud to say that I was a student there. the interaction with the faculty and students is outstanding. the teachers really care about each and every student, whether struggling or smart. Central Academy has the teacher of the year teaching their students. what more would a parent want for their child? central academy offers dual enrollment classes for college and happily pays the expenses. i am now in Eastern michigan university and i was well prepared for college thanks to central academy. Nadia Hasan
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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33%

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28%

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30%

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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45%

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51%

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39%

2011

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
19%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
7%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
10%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
20%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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55%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


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ACT participation

96%

Average ACT score

19

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2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 69%
African-American 15% 18%
Asian 4% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Dr. Luay Shalabi
Fax number
  • (734) 822-1101

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2459 South Industrial Hwy
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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