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Caro Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 404 students

 

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Posted October 30, 2008

My kids are in this school and it is a great school and community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2004

the teachers are kind and really try to help the students.i dont think the teachers are given the supplies or space to teach better.the building is old and ,in my opinion should be torn down. but i do understand that everyone is trying their best to do what they can!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2004

I moved to Caro 8 yrs ago. I have 3 children and have had to deal with each school. I currently have one in middle school. And I disagree totally with the review I just read. I refuse to move from Caro because I love the education my children get and feel they wouldnt get as good of an education else where. The teachers in the middle school care about their students and take it personally if one is struggling. When my children compare school with their cousins they often find that they learned things a yr or 2 before their cousins. maybe thats why the parent who wrote that reviews children are having trouble maybe the school they came from hadnt taught them the things they are doing here. Talk to the teachers and principle they will listen and it doesnt matter what your name is.
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Posted May 12, 2004

As a parent and a school employee, I find that the Caro Community Schools are well educated and are great teachers. Sometimes as a parent we can not except the facts of our children changing and especially changing from a different school and different friends. It is a big adjustment for them to do so. We basacily have to give that child time to adjust but in turn should not be mistreated. I think overall the teachers of Caro Community Schools go beyond their duty of teaching. Both of my children have been threw these doors and have came out very educated. In fact my daughter had one teacher that she was unsure of if she liked him or not but as the year went on and then beyond that year she realized that it was a good thing for him to be hard on her class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

In defense of the staff and counselor at Caro Middle School... The counselor has always been helpful to our students and has their best interest in mind. Middle School is a tough age and they need an understanding, caring person to go to like the staff and couselor at Caro Middle School. 5th through 8th grade is a time of a lot of changes and we are glad to have all of the Caro Middle School staff to help them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2004

I've been very disappointed with Caro Schools, especially the middle school. My kids were A-B students until we moved here. Grades have been almost straight E's for the past two years, and report card comments read as if teachers are describing someone else's children. Staff is unprofessional, has called one of my children (a quiet, shy child) a 'brat', counselor told her she 'would pray for her' and have badgered her to no end resulting in her becoming snippy. Staff speaks poorly of kids in front of other children. My elementary aged child begs to not have to go and complains of being yelled at, yet I receive no disciplinary notices. High school completely lacks enthusiasm in presentations toward young adult's future careers, and has focused on pumping sports programs rather than actually 'educating'. You're fine here if you live in a certain 'area' or have a certain last name.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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20%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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73%

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52%

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55%

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55%
Social Studies

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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13%

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16%

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12%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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23%

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19%

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24%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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47%

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46%

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52%

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52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
9%

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

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

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%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
African-American 0% 18%
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 57%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • JoAnn Nordstrom
Fax number
  • (989) 673-1225

Programs

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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299 North Hooper Street
Caro, MI 48723
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