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Galesburg-Augusta Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 340 students

 
 

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Posted November 4, 2009

I think Galesburg-Augusta Middle School is amazing!This is such a great school!If your looking for a school send your kids to this one!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2009

I think we have an excellent learning program!


Posted October 4, 2009

We have the best teachers and students.


Posted September 8, 2006

this school was soo cool i loved it i had all the friends i i wanted everyone is nice and not alot of bad things went on kool S.T.A.N.D trips it cost money but it was surely worth it all i wud give up everything to go back to galesburg-augusta!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2004

Being a past student of this school i believe that it treated me on the below average level. They do not believe in the first ammendment, given the fact that i put of posters stating not to buy major label c.D.'S, because of the fact that that supports lawsuits against families and children, then they go and tell me to take them down. Then i try to distribute leaflets, nope, can't have that either. You guys know who i am and i can tell you right now, the high school is a whole lot better then there. The acctually believe in the first amendment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 22, 2003

I was worried about my kids going to middle school but I have been thrilled with the interaction between the teachers/administration and students. Mr. Hurley, the principal, has always made me welcome and seems to know each student by name. The office staff always greets me with a smile. I have been lucky enough to be involved in a few projects at GAMS and am glad to see, first hand, how much my son loves it there.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 45% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
13%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
17%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 93% 69%
Multiracial 4% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian N/A 3%
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 55%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jeremy Mansfield
Fax number
  • (269) 731-4138

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750 West Van Buren St
Augusta, MI 49012
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Phone: (269) 484-2020

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