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Bloomfield Hills Middle School

Public | 4-8 & ungraded | 699 students

 
 

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Posted December 6, 2008

BH Middle School is a place where my children, both with very different pesonalities, absolutely thrived in a friendly, challenging and safe environment. The principal gets five stars for making the atmosphere in the school exceptional for staff, students and parents alike. I have yet to encounter a staff member who does not love working at the school, which says it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2008

As a parent of three children who went through this school, I am pleased to say that my children were academically challenged and very well prepared for the next level of their educational experiences. The teaching staff is simply the best. The admininstration and counseling staff go above and beyond. I would not have considered any other school for their formidable middle school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2008

This is the best school in the world. I would never put my children anywhere else they love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2006

I think Bloomfield Hills Middle Schhol (BHMS) is a great school. The teachers are very nice as is the principal. There are many extra-curricular activities taht are very fun and usefull. They also have dances throughout the year which is fun. Overall I think this school is a great place to send your children.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

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The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

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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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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90%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

207 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

164 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

164 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
39%

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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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

Above 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 72% 69%
African-American 11% 18%
Asian 9% 3%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Hispanic 2% 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 7%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kaarin Averill
Fax number
  • (248) 341-6099

Programs

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4200 Quarton Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
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Phone: (248) 341-6000

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