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Buckley Community Schools

Public | PK-12 & ungraded | 420 students

 

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Posted September 14, 2011

the school needs lots of help it is a very poor place to have to send your kids but it is the law.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2011

There is a lack of communication from staff to parents. Last year one of my children did something and had to go to the school counselor. When I went to the school and asked what happened (the school never contacted me about this) they wouldn t tell us initially we had to wait and get the principle involved. Last week, while picking my children up early I hear a boy crying from the back office,"Please let me know home, my stomach really hurts. Please! In the car my daughter tearfully told me it was her friend, a sweet little boy from the poorest family in town. My daughter insisted they never called the mom. After unsuccessfully trying to assure her that they had called his mom I called her myself. Well, the school NEVER called his mom to tell her that her child was in the office for an hour sick and crying. The office staff was very upset with me. Superintendent saying,"He wasn't sick, he does this all the time. That is what I told the mother on the phone." The secretary stated, "You just have to trust that we know what we are doing." Whether or not the child was really sick the parents should have known. How many other children have been left to cry in the office?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Small class sizes are one thing I like about our school.Parental involvement in classes and fundraisers is fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

We have been to a variety of schools, and thus far Buckley is the best. The class size is amazing. The teachers are the greatest - they really take time with the kids. One of my children is a special needs child and the teachers we have had always have worked with me. The
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

Buckley is a K-12 school that has vastly improved in the time I have attended. I started in kindergarten and I am currently in the ninth grade. We have had some great teachers through the years but because we cannot pay the salaries that some other local schools with more money. We keep restocking though by hiring good people and even better teachers. Also the atheletic program is very important at our school and we take pride in it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2004

I went here from 2nd to 9th grade and it has always remained in my memory as an ideal school. If it were possible, I would love my own children to attend. There teachers never seemed to busy for extra help, and you have the same teachers all through highschool, so you really get to know them and what to expect. The children were all 'small town' and much more innocent than in the school I attended later (which had 3000 students!!) The values and education I recieved from this school, as well as the dedication of the teachers and principle, can never be underestimated. I love this school and it remains one of my best loved memories.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 11, 2004

Buckley is a great community and constantly working to improve its school and community. The small size of the school and community allow for extra personal attention and involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


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 40% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

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 45% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

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 45% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
15%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
22%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
48%

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 35% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
23%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
18%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
9%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
38%
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

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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

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Reading growth at this school

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ACT participation

96%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

85%


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 96% 69%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
African-American 0% 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian N/A 3%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Rick Heitmeyer
Fax number
  • (231) 269-3833

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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305 South 1St St
Buckley, MI 49620
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