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Western Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 890 students

 
 

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Posted March 31, 2009

Very clean with a great staff! The principal and office secrataries are so nice and helpful!


Posted March 4, 2008

Western Middle School is a very good school. Being exposed to the high school helps ease the change from middle to high, and there is still a feeling of safety. There is a 'middle school side' and a 'high school side'. Most of the teachers are really great, and the advanced/honors classes have much to offer. There are great sports program, as well as academic programs, too. The learning environment is great, and new books have been issued to some select classes. Western is a great, safe school. I would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2006

School has great opportunities by being attached to the high school. Size of school helps to differentiate learning. Language and Arts program are still great for middle and high schoool at western. Good sports and academic extra curriculars are still going strong. I wnt back and visited after having to move out of state to teach. Two great teachers have retired recently, but it is still a great school. A school that keeps public schools with a good name.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 19, 2005

This school is overcrowded, having to share space with the high school as well. Some excellent teachers, but some poor ones too. Finding that my student is having to correct other students papers as well as her own sometimes. I feel that is a teachers job and breaches confidentality. Unfortunately, it is the only middle and high school in Auburn. If there were other alternatives I would definitely seek them.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 42% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

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51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

287 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

2013

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

295 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

295 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

310 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

310 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
16%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 69%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 30%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Amy Bailey
Fax number
  • (989) 662-0185

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500 West Midland Rd
Auburn, MI 48611
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