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East Hills Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 518 students

 

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Posted Friday, September 19, 2014

Great school, very involved teachers, parents and students. Forward thinking learning approaches, cutting edge education,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2012

While I agree with the other reviewer on the dismal state of school lunches, I must say that after having two children go through this school it is an excellent school. Middle school is when the kids begin to distinguish themselves if they excel in certain areas, and the school and district provide opportunities for those children. The staff is both dedicated and caring, and I have personally found teacher and administrator communications extremely easy. On the occasations when we had issues, they were addressed immediately and effectively. The counselling staff has been a great resourcs, and everyone from the office staff to the teachers are open, helpful and approachable. This school like many others is challenged with the diverse student population. I see that as a positive, because it reflects real life. My child has benefitted from having peers with learning disabilities, physical challenges, and different ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

Right now, I have to say that I am not very impressed. Let me start with some trivial issues. Upon escorting my daughter into school, I learned that the students have the option of having freshed baked chocolate chip cookies for breakfast. Chili cheese fries are offered everyday of the week as are icecream bars and soda. At what point does common sense override profit? On a more important note, my fifth grader hardly has homework. There has been no real emphasis on the importance of hard work or studying. Teacher/parent communications, in my particular situation, are at best poor. I would like to know when my kid is having a test, even if it is an open book test (which seems to me opting out of teaching) or notice of a project before the week that its due.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

The teachers are wonderful and dedicated however there needs to be some type of charachter devolpment and ethics incorporated into day to day classes,there are a lot inappropiate things going on that no suspension will ever cure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2006

The teachers are so fun to be around. There is a strict time for learning, but it is also fun at times. Mr Jasin totally rocks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2004

This school is great and the teachers make the learning so much fun! And Mr. Wyckhuyse is the best teacher there is!
—Submitted by a former student


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 45% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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70%

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75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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87%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
29%

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

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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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Math growth at this school

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 63% 69%
African-American 18% 18%
Asian 10% 3%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian N/A 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 13%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jason Rubel
Fax number
  • (248) 341-6299

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2800 Kensington Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
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