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Kraft Meadows Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 511 students

 

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Posted November 20, 2013

My daughter is in the cognitively impaired (high functioning) classroom and I could not be more thrilled with the education she is receiving. I never have to fight or argue for services for my daughter, they are so responsive to her needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Kraft Meadows Middle School is a wonderful learning center. The kids know what is expected of them and they usually deliver. They have a great special ed. program where the kids interact with the general ed. kids. The have a peer to peer program that the students volunteer for. Very positive program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2009

I am an attending student of Kraft Meadows and I absolutley LOVE it. The teachers are outstanding. They use hands on activities and make the learning fun! The meals served at lunch are amazing. You can have anything from Mexican, to Chinese, to subs to hamburgers! I love and recommened Kraft Meadows Middle School for your kids!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2008

Kraft meadows is a wonderful school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

Kraft Meadows combines children from two elementary schools. With this combination, there comes new friends for our children. The school has a wonderful fall camp out for the 6th graders. This helps the kids get to know each other. However, because the kids are older and there is virtually no need for parental help, I feel there is little, if any, chance to get to meet or know the families of these children. The school is welcoming and run efficiently. There are lots of extra curricular activities as well. Our kids are meeting new friends and getting along great (7th and 8th grade). I just need to let go a bit more :) I think Caledonia Schools are fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

I have been a substitute teacher for a while now, and I have taught in a variety of schools. Kraft Meadows is leaps and bounds above the others that I have been at. The parental involvement is incredible. I have been able to build relationships with many parents and get to know them as well as their students. The students are polite, smart, and fun. The safety and quality of leadership from the Principal all the way down is superb. The extracurricular activites are also available to all of the students and the majority of them are involved in one way or another. I honestly believe that this is one of the best schools, in one of the best districts in the state. The quality of work coming out of the students at Kraft Meadows is well above what I have seen other places. Highly recommended!
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Posted August 31, 2005

Caledonia has been a wonderful place for my 2 sons. They look at each child as an individual and teach accordingly. They have learned so much and been able to be involved in many extracurricular activities. They offer many activities, not just sports. I love the parent involment in the area. The teachers and staff welcome everyone to participate. Awesome schools!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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37%

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47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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85%

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Social Studies

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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32%

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40%

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38%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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44%

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32%

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43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

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83%

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78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
11%
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

Below 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 91% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Special education
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Cary Stamas
Fax number
  • (616) 891-7013

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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9230 Kraft Ave Se
Caledonia, MI 49316
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