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Wagar Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 606 students

 

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Posted February 28, 2014

My oldest is a 5th grader at this school. The teachers are great and my daughter loves that school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

I have now had 2 children in Wager. The first did not have to much trouble, now the second has been there for 2 years, struggles with focusing and turning work in. There are a few good teachers, but in the long run, if your child has any kind of problems, not to many want to help. I try to stay in contact with the teachers, but as soon as I ask for suggestions, most stop contact.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

It is a cool school. There is a lot of teachers that are able to help you whenever you need help. Plus they have a homework hot line which is pretty cool. The Building of the school needs to be torn down and rebuilt.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2009

My son went to Wagar school in grade 6, 2007-08 school year. He did not get the patience and help that he deserved to get. Instead, he was treated horribly by the staff. Now, he is in a smaller catholic setting. Whereas now doing wonderful. If your child struggles....Do not send them to Wagar.
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Posted February 14, 2005

I disagree. My son has been attending Wager since October, 2004 and with the help of the teachers, counselors and assistant Principal and myself, my son has improved tremendously. Leaving the Detroit Public School district was the best decision I've ever made.
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Posted January 19, 2005

I feel this school could use alot of help. They do not have their proirities straight. Although there are some good teachers most are unpatient and unwilling to work with students. I have an A, B student and she treated as though she is carrying straight E's. It makes a child not even want to try when no matter how good they do it still isn't enough.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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31%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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62%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

201 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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33%

2013

 
 
27%

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 35% in 2014.

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
22%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 89% 69%
African-American 5% 18%
Hispanic 4% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 48%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Daniel Bondy
Fax number
  • (734) 654-0057

Programs

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  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
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11200 Grafton Road
Carleton, MI 48117
Phone: (734) 654-6205

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