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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Agree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Ineffective (1 response)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Macdonald Middle School
Develops grit: Strongly disagree

Posted April 14, 2016
- a parent
These kids are the timid and weak spawn of typical affluent suburban drones. You can imagine how much determination they have.

Macdonald Middle School 1

Posted April 14, 2016
- a parent
There are a few teachers here still trying, but most have given up as the school has declined over the last few years. Test scores are lower every year and violence in the hallways increases every year. There is really nothing at all taught in Science and Social Studies classes. Not figuratively nothing, they literally teach nothing. This is a very good school becoming a very bad school and the process is about 80% complete. Avoid.


Macdonald Middle School 2

Posted March 21, 2016
- a parent
In 3 years I have watched this school decline form top 10 in the state to "Yellow" endangered status. I assume that bringing in the incorrigibles and discipline problems from all of the surrounding districts might not be working out. Mark my words, MacDonald has been downgraded for 3 years in a row - it will be 4.

Macdonald Middle School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted March 18, 2016
- a parent
Mrs. Busby will teach your child Math, whether they want it or not. I think she is excellent and effective and she is one of the few that has total control of her classroom. If you can get Busby or Hanson you're in good hands.

Macdonald Middle School
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted March 18, 2016
- a parent
The science teachers are poorly qualified and utterly inept, every one. Math is good, Kabodian is good for English. Social Studies is surprisingly good and the elective teachers seem to care about teaching


Macdonald Middle School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted March 18, 2016
- a parent
My daughter has about an hour a night 4 nights a week - that seems appropriate

Macdonald Middle School
Develops grit: Strongly disagree

Posted March 18, 2016
- a parent
This is "fragile snowflake" central. Other than the "school of choice" kids these are the children of helicopter parents.

Macdonald Middle School
Develops respect: Disagree

Posted March 18, 2016
- a parent
They "respect" their students in that they are rigorously PC and punish any offensive idea or thought. It doesn't seem like respect to me...


Macdonald Middle School
Develops empathy: Agree

Posted March 18, 2016
- a parent
This school is obsessed with feelings and emotion. Literally everything is a weepy love in, education is 3rd priority.

Macdonald Middle School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted March 18, 2016
- a parent
This is an extremely PC school. They canceled the 8th grade field trip to the planetarium at MSU this year because federal law would not allow "agents of North Korea or Iran" to attend. This was deemed intolerable racism

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1601 Burcham Drive, East Lansing, MI  48823
Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. (517) 333-7600
Last modified Macdonald Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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