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Delton-Kellogg Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 458 students

 

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Posted March 14, 2010

My child is a high performing student and an excellent athlete. He receives straight 'A's' and his scores are in the upper 5% on both state and national tests. Delton does a poor job in dealing with these types of students. My son is not challenged and some teachers/administrators actually pick on him because of his talents. I woud not recommend Delton for the high achieving student or athlete.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

I have been to multiple districts and find that most of the teachers at Delton are of the most loving bunch I have seen. They will bend over backwards and put in many extra hours. The problem I see is lack of parent involvement, now don't get me wrong, there is some, but complaining doesn't get you far if you are not willing to partner up with the school and get to the root of the problems. I truely believe that it takes a village to raise a child and if you are expecting the school to do it alone, it will never work. Parents have to put in the time and effort to get their kids through school as well. Don't blame the teachers or administrators if your kids are failing. Look into the problem and get involved for your child to succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2008

We moved here from Hawaii. Big change for kids that have never seen snow. From the first day, the school ,students and the whole community were great, this is a truly greatschool. My kids don't want to move back to Hawaii, need I say more?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

We have been involved with many school districts. This school district has more caring teachers and administrators, more involved parents and volunteers, than any of the districts we have previously encountered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

Delton Schools lack in so many areas, but a quality education can be acheived if parents get involved. Most of the teachers go above and beyond to help their students. The sports programs however, are by far some of the worst in southwestern Michigan. Favoritism rules in sports. Considering these factors, Delton only receives a 2.5 from me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

I believe this school has teachers who are dedicated to improving the students lives, beyond just academics. They work very hard, going in on weekends and spending hours before or after school. Many of these hours are for helping struggling students, or creating lessons that are fun and exciting. The new principal is making the atmosphere a little more parent friendly. People that have problems with Delton Schools are not involved or supporting the educational process, staff, teachers, or administrators. Many students excel beyond their years at Delton, this is due to the quality education and student's actual ambition to learn. The only real problem is statewide funding for public education. Keep up the great work DK!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2007

I think that Delton Kellogg Middle School needs a lot of work. 'Problem Solving' doesn't help. Obviously kids are going down there for the same reasons, over and over again, so it's not working.Anyways, Delton's 8th Math and Social Studies teachers really push you hard and get you ready for High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2007

I appreciate the academic posture, but the habit of promoting children who are falling behind without meeting the curriculum standards is unnerving. Otherwise, the extracurricular and sports activities are plenty and the parental involvement is encouraging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2006

Delton kellogg Middle school is by far the worst of the three schools at Delton. Parent participation is NOT encouraged, The overall attitude of the school is 'OH-well'. Children who struggle in even one area are left on their own, and problems are dealt with by sending students to the 'problem solving room' which is basically a room to get the students out of the teachers hair. The curicullum is good, but the people teaching it are not. Most programs are good, art, woodshop, band, music,choir, computers.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

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28%

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35%

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35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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77%

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63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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20%

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9%

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10%
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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 42% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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37%

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40%

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29%

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29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

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71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
25%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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60%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
17%

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?

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%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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 93% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
African-American 0% 18%
Asian 0% 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 51%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Diane Talo
Fax number
  • (269) 623-9259

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6325 Delton Rd
Delton, MI 49046
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Phone: (269) 623-9251

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