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Bloomingdale Middle and High School

Public | 6-12 & ungraded | 575 students

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Posted October 20, 2011

Do not send your kids to this school, The teachers are bad . The bus situation is horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

This school does an oustanding job of challenging students to succeed. I feel their approach to education and athletics truly prepares them for the future. I feel the staff works very hard at holding themselves and the student body accountable to a higher standard. I highly reccomend anyone to entrust their chidren at any level within this school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

I am a parent of students of BHS I am very disappointed in the level of teaching or should say lack of, I feel the quality of teachers are sadly lacking the ability or the care to help these kids demographically this is a poor district and the kids come from a lot of broken homes yet NO ONE cares about the kids unless your on the board or 'pillar' of the community or go to the church there I feel there are way to many double standards the hypocrisy that goes on there is crazy. I feel that this school doesn't offer much in the way of education and that is very very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

I am a student still attending BHS. I belive that BHS is going downhill. Students who attend this school feel that most of the staff only show up for their pay-checks. We feel that most of the teachers,(though not all) just all together quit caring about the students who attend this school. If you are planning on sending your child to this school, be warned that if your child is not Christian, or is not a strait A student, they will not be welcomed by most of the staff, but the students such as myself will be more then willing to welcome any new students. Although most of us are beginning to transfer to different schools in the area, some of the stundents have no choice but to graduate from a school with teachers that seem to not care. It would best to pick a different school for your child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2005

Although I am no longer a student at BHS I have to say that when I was taking my classes there,I felt very welcomed by the students and the teachers. The teacher help their students with all that they can, and want the children to have an open mind about things.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 8, 2004

Hi my name is donna and i went to bloomingdale high school. And i think it is a very good school for kids to go to. I am 31 yars old now and i live in alabama now, but i would have my kids go there if i was still in michigan. I think if a kids wants to learn they will, you can not blame it on a school. You make your own chooses like me. I did not get my deploma. But i wish i would have.But that was me not the school. Bloomingdale high school is a good school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 27, 2004

Although I am not a parent, I am a current student of BHS, and I'd like to give a warning, don't make your child go to this school if they are open-minded about anything. and much of the adminstration (who usually believe you're a bad student, even if you have a spotless record and a 4.7 on the 4.0 scale). Please consider that it is encouraged to be just like everyone else in Bloomingdale before you send your child here. Thank your for your time and concerns.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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31%

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20%

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15%

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15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

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56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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14%

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15%

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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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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15%

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16%

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20%

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20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
10%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
24%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
3%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
12%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
30%
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

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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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?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

89%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

73%


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.

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 70% 69%
Hispanic 23% 6%
African-American 5% 18%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 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 78%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Bloomingdale Middle School
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Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:05am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Richard Reo
Fax number
  • (269) 521-3915

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
  • Parents and community members serve as members of our school improvement team, athletic boosters, and band boosters.
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629 East Kalamazoo St
Bloomingdale, MI 49026
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Phone: (269) 521-3910

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