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Sashabaw Middle School

Public | 6-7 & ungraded | 1250 students

 
 

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Posted November 29, 2009

I am a student here and I adore this school. The lunches are great, the teachers are awesome, and the lockers are big!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2009

I am a student at Sahabaw. It's really nice and big. During the early fall and spring it gets really really hot upstairs thought. They have a lot of elective choices. But there is a ton of kids so I barlly have any classes with my friends. And there is teams of about 130 on each.My locker is downstairs and most of my classes upstairs so that is kinda anoying.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2005

Good academic program and reasonable mix of school and sports activities. Good program for parental involvement. Several very good teachers and coaches. Counseling department is very good. Spotty record on student, teacher and administrative discipline. Comprehensive written policies have many holes in them and are seldom followed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

I always heard that clarkston schools are the best. Well, personally i have to say that i don't agree. My child is afro american or should i say mixed. I have had several differant racial remarks towards my child which i have told my child to take with a grain of salt and that he is the better person for walking away and ignoring. Well, sometimes its hard on the child who is having it rough so i told the staff members which they say they have zero tollerance for but seem to do nothing about. Well, then my child was assulted by a teacher. Yes assulted. My child has been thru a rough time an since then i have tried to talk to staff members which i hoped would see my child thru this but was amazingly surprised that none of which would help me. What school can do this?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

I am also an 8th grader at Sashabaw, and I really like it. Everyone is really nice and the teachers are very friendly. The way they setup what teachers you get is very easy to work with and all your classes are in a row, which I find very helpful. Sashabaw teaches you more than just 'surface tension,' it teaches you how to respect people and get along with more people at once. I believe the teachers set great examples for the kids to look up to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2004

Sashabaw is pretty cool. It's diverse, and the students are really nice here. Being an 8th grader, I really enjoy going to school- believe it or not. The teachers understand that some people may not learn as quickly as others, or have difficulties, and not only do they understand, but they try their best to help the students, including myself. And, I'm Polish, and have never felt left out, or insulted because of my nationality.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

522 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

515 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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88%

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Social Studies

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

545 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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40%

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38%
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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.

619 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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53%

2013

 
 
40%

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45%

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45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

617 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

617 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%
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

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 88% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 21%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Jennifer Johnson
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  • (248) 623-4205

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5565 Pine Knob Rd
Clarkston, MI 48346
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