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Anchor Bay Middle School South

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 526 students

 

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Posted June 8, 2014

Anchor bay schools are above average While the student to teacher ratio is acceptable the facility is dated. Middle school south used to serve as the high school. Anchor bay has built a new high that according to google is the third largest in the country in terms of square footage. The school system does have excellent extra curriculars. The band program is one of the tops in the state and sports programs have excellent facilities even though outcomes aren't the best. Community involvement throughout the school system is splendid. This is a public school so it does have it's share of issues but the students are well watched after. I have just had a son who graduated and can say I am happy to have had him in this school district
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

It's ok but some of the people can really annoy you and the teachers can at time but its a good hearted school. But there is a big bully problem that should be solve ASAP And you can make friends there but they can kind of mess up your focus in class. They also need to take things to a more serious level including the teachers. The teachers spend to much time talking about other stuff they seem to get off task a lot. But i think that the school needs to be re modeld it looks really old inside I mean the school is like 40 years old and the bathrooms need to get re done really bad. And wensday should be an early release day. Well i hope someone from the school sees this.


Posted August 11, 2011

This school is amazing. The teachers are super understanding and kind. I also think the "dot system" is a great dicipline system, almost like the "three strikes and you're out" saying. They know how to handle difficult situations well, although they have a bit of a bully problem. :/


Posted December 9, 2010

After reading the students' comments, I think they should spend a little more time on spelling.


Posted September 1, 2009

I don't really like the school to much I think they do not take things needed to a serious matter!!Like for instance for a punishment they were going to take our salad bar away!!And it's like what a punishment!!!Lol!!!But anyways I think they don't stick to what they say!!Sorry.:(
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2009

I Love It Here I Have A Great Time And the Teachers Are Exillent
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2008

i like the school but we need to have more spirit days though!! i think it would encourage more students to like this school.. sincerely a student from middle school south
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2008

the school is wonderful all of my children have gradguated from there with flying colors!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

Academic programs are continuing to grow and expand. Coming from a private school setting to here I was very pleased at the academics provided. Teachers were very informative and helpful to any issues that arose during the year. I did however have some security issues regarding recess and supervision. I felt there were not enough grown-ups to supervise so many children at once at recess. Some of the extra curricular functions were very chaotic. Over all though, very pleased!
—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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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29%

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29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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78%

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70%

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60%
Social Studies

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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22%

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29%

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25%
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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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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30%

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34%

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28%

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28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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55%

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61%

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65%

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65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
16%

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?

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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

Below 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%
African-American 3% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian N/A 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 37%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Robin Stanton
Fax number
  • (586) 949-4739

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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48650 Sugarbush Rd
Chesterfield, MI 48047
Phone: (586) 648-2500

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