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George R. Carter Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 1022 students

 

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Posted September 24, 2013

Carter Middle School is teaching our kids how to think for themselves. Their homework often has questions that students need to use reference materials, including computers, to find the answers. This will prove to be a great asset as they move toward college.


Posted August 22, 2013

George R. Carter Middle School is a great school, I have grandkids that attend there as so did my children.


Posted January 20, 2011

My son has attended Carter for five months now and so far I am pleased. The teachers seem very interested in the kids and are pretty accessible. Progress reports (for 5th graders, at least) are sent home weekly and they also use a website where you can monitor your child's grades and homework assignments. They seem to have a great band program and many other extra curricular activities and after school clubs - from writing to Webkinz. My biggest concern is that middle school starts in the fifth grade and, although they are pretty segregated from the older kids and the faculty seems to understand that fifth grade is light years from seventh grade maturity-wise, it is a difficult transition for kids that are slower to mature. My son has always gotten A's and B's but has really struggled this year due to having to juggle multiple teachers, assignments, new routines, etc. I think he would have handled it better if he were a year older but the teachers have been great in working with him and us to get him back on track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Staff is very helpful. Student's seem to strive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Carter has a great faculty and is always putting the kids first. They care about their education. They also keep the parents involved and up to date on information.
—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 45% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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33%

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36%

2012

 
 
31%

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31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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83%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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18%

2013

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
20%
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 42% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
40%

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40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

248 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

254 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
19%
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%
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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 95% 69%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 54%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Neil Bedell
Fax number
  • (810) 591-8148

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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