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Muslim American Youth Academy

Private | PK-8 | 326 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2014

First of all, the school is not closing in the summer of 2015! Secondly, I have been part of the MAYA family for 12 years now. I call it this because that is the feeling I get every time I walk into the school; like I am going to see my family. My children have grown up in the school, and I would not have it any other way. The teachers are very caring and spend their time to help all students excel. If those of you who are writing negative reviews are so unhappy, then why are you will there? As for the homework, most parents complain of their children bringing too much home, so infuses you can't please them all. I will always support MAYA and I would definitely recommend it to everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2014

it sucks I've seen my son coming back with no homework only 1 homework every week i recommend that we don't waste a lot of money on a school that doesn't teach them like other schools My son has said there aren't any learning and my son said learning isn't as fun as other schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

I've had my daughter at this school for 2 years. All what I've seen so far is lack of discipline and organization. They made me feel that they are only after the money, instead of raising the kids the proper way. I believe we pay to get the kids educated and not for the teacher to update their Facebook pages and twitter. I've seen the teachers on Facebook pages multiple times during teaching time... I love the fact that my daughter is learning Quran, but I believe everything else is worthless.
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Posted April 21, 2009

MAYA has created an atmosphere that is positive and fun for my child to learn and challenging. I thank the administration for having higher standards, values, and rules AND for implementing these values and rules and meeting those high standards. The teachers are role models in every sense of the word. I love the weekly newsletters that the teachers use to communicate to parents, it's a great way for the parents to know what the kids are doing in class. I love the MAYA monthly newsletter. I loved dress up day which conveyed the message to the kids that they are working towards a fulfilling and positive future. Although there is one thing that I would like to see being implemented more strictly, and that is the snacks. I have seen many parents bring EXTREMELY unhealthy snacks that have high calorie and very low nutritional value. MORE HEALTHY FOOD PLEASE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

Great School and enviornment ! Great Teachers and staff....Need to be a little more organized but I highly recommend this school!!!
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Posted September 6, 2008

As far as academics, I have been very satisfied with the education. I feel that the teaching style should improve a little in that there is not so much paperwork and other teaching methodologies are applied. I am very satisfied with the Arabic and Islamic program. I am still bothered by what seems to be a lack of organization. Newsletters are sometimes sent home with only days notices of events which makes it difficult for working parents or when you have younger children at home. I also am disappointed that a library has not opened at the school. I was especially disappointed when last year a field trip was not organized to any local libray. I hope these things will improve soon, but I still recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

This school makes me so happy. Even though it is pretty expensive, it is quite worth all the money. THe children are sweet, the tecahers are well educated. Some remarkable teachers: the 8th grade teacher who brings islam into every subject, and the 7th grade teacher who is an amazing woman who teaches art as well as social stufieds. i highly reccomend this school!


Posted April 10, 2007

My family has also been with MAYA for many years now. My children have not only excelled in the academics of the school, but also in the Arabic and Islamic perspective as well. The wonderful, respectful environment that my children are part of makes it worth every penny. I don't think I can think of the words to express the teachers and how wonderful they are with the students. If you are looking for quality academics, Islamic environment, and teacher friendly atmosphere, then look no more...MAYA School is the choice for you!
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Posted July 9, 2006

My family has been a part of MAYA for the past two years and I have nothing but great things to say. The Islamic environment that the staff and students all provide is exceptional and I would recommend it to all. My student is excelling in all areas and in terms of academics I think as a whole the students are at a minimum of 1 grade level above where most students the same age are. Being just adjacent to the Islamic Center of America allows the children to spend a good part of the day in and around the mosque which is something that means so much to our children and is an important part of our children becoming good muslims. My daughter loves the school and feels the same. If you're looking for an islamic school...look no further!
—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 40% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

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2012

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
47%
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 45% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%
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 45% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
6%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
23%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 69%
African-American 0% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:45 am
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Hala Hazimi
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Islamic
Fax number
  • (313) 436-7909

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19500 Ford Rd
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