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Clintondale Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 383 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted September 17, 2013

I have to wonder why ratings from ten years ago are still listed on this page. Anyway, I have an objective view of CMS. I was an intern there. I spent time observing day to day events. I can honestly say you won't find staff members who are more dedicated than the ones at CMS. They work really hard to make the school a safe, educational, and fun place. I'm confused by those who said the students run wild in the school. There are teachers outside before and after school to monitor the children. Staff members stand in the hallways and stairwells in between classes. The support staff members keep the office running and the students safe. They have control over who can enter the school. I've also never seen two principals as devoted to their students as the current ones are at CMS. They have a strict anti-bullying policy. The counselor has behavioral training classes for those who misbehave. She offers fun events for the students throughout the year as rewards for good behavior. The counselor and social worker help kids who are experiencing emotional or academic problems. The teachers put their hearts and souls into their lessons. They CARE about the students.They WANT them to succeed.


Posted November 17, 2012

I am a student here i hate it its nov and i cant wait to transfer next year i just started there. the kids are out of control i got pushed down the stairs last weak when they walk down the halls they scream. we have the worst reputation ever. when people ask me what school i go to i don't even want to tell them,and when i do they say oh you go there


Posted September 30, 2011

teachers all work well with students! Very impressed ! My son was struggling, and they helped him understand everything completely, one on one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2011

It is not as bad as any one makes it out to be,I for one know it is better than both Fraser and Lance Creus academic wise and just all around,because unlike the other schools they turn in ALL the test scores meaning they usually end up lower,but again it is just plain excellent


Posted March 12, 2010

I go there and everyone is out of control. It is horrible
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2008

I am a former student and a parent of former students and we had no problems while I was attending or when my kids were attending. The teacher's kept me well informed and the principal's and the counselors were always available and ready to listen and help whenever it was needed. My children also loved the sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Three grandchildren in school and they all love it.


Posted September 24, 2007

i go 2 this school and its awsome
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

I moved into the Clintondale district last winter and my daughter began CMS in January by April I could not wait to take her out at the end of the school yr. Even though she did very well as she always does the students are out of control, the teachers try to help those who would like to be helped which is not very many students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2007

We will be transferring our children out the district next yr.This is not due to the teaching staff,but the district it self. We are just concern for the safety of children. In CMS the kids run the school. Good luck to the new upcoming principle
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

Teachers are willing to help all students but it's hard for them to help them when their is little or NO help from the parents. Those same parents are the ones sitting in the parking lot blocking traffic in the circle around drive or the ones who don't even pick up their children on time. Education begins at and remains the responsiblity of the parent. Many people feel that they don't need to pay close attention to their child once they get in middle school or high school. The opposite is true. You MUST pay attention to what they are doing and who they are hanging around even more then in elementary. Peer pressure is real,self esteem issuses are real and all of this, not just the teacher affects the way a child learns and behaves. Its not an easy job raising children but don't just blame a teacher,look in mirror.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2004

Teachers go out of their way to help students. Many teachers offer time after school to work with the students on their own time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2003

Teachers dont care about there students if they have problems its a tuff luck attitude. If I could get my son out of clintondale school system I would do it in a heart beat. I have talked to other teachers in other school districts and they say the same thing about Clintondale schools from the middle school on up teachers want less to do with students and not enough caring in what they do.
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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29%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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45%

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Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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7%

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7%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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20%

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24%

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29%

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28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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32%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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40%

2013

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
7%
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
African-American 62% 18%
White 30% 69%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian 1% 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 86%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Ira Hamden
Fax number
  • (586) 790-7642

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35300 Little Mack Ave
Clinton Township, MI 48035
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