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Cherryland Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 330 students

 

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Posted January 5, 2014

CMS is an average middle school with above average potential. The sixth grade staff is amazing and I've never learned more in a year of school. It offers advanced placement for those who choose to go the extra mile, and those who are struggling to keep up with fellow classmates shouldn't worry because of AP and homework lab. Seventh grade is only slightly above average but certainly has potential to be much improved in the science department. Staff members have accidentally thrown away or misplaced work by students resulting in frustration of students and parents. The international language department is another flaw. Most students find it hard to learn anything in our only language choice of Spanish due to poor teaching and enforcement of school rules. To many it is a joke. Eighth grade also struggles in the area of science but strives in the area's of Algebra/Math and Language Arts. This is because of fantastic teaching methods that allow kids to express interests and be innovative. Electives are above average with the choice of either Art, Band, or Choir. Physical Fitness is above average as well, the class makes kids strive for excellence and develop character.


Posted June 22, 2009

I also went o Cherryland Middle School this year. Sadly though I graduated over to the High School. Although I am technically a freshman, CMS changed so many people. Electives, Sports, Assemblies, Dances the list never ends. Mr. Hoover did an amazing job telling us to give our best everyday. My eigth grade year was amazing and i did cry my eyes out as i said goodbye to the school that changed me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2009

I go to Cherryland Middle school and I love it here and so do all the teachers, subs, and students! Our moto is to treat teachers like gold and every here is treated like a teacher.
—Submitted by a student


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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 42% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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65%

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49%

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49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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81%

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78%

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85%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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36%

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48%

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50%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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51%

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41%

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40%

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40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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80%

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72%

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71%

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71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
59%

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 35% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
21%
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:

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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
White 89% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
American Indian 3% 1%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 37%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Terry Starr
Fax number
  • (231) 264-9370

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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707 East 3Rd St
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
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