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Ferndale Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 366 students

 

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Posted August 7, 2014

Awesome! Teachers, students and parents are all involved to give the students tools for success! Great Principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Ferndale Middle School is a really good school. I feel they offer lots of extra curricular activities and my daughter has made plenty of good friends. The teachers here really care about the students and not just about getting a paycheck. My daughter is going to the 8th grade in a couple weeks and I am proud to say she is a student of Ferndale. Last year was the first year in this district, I am glad we made the move...
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Posted February 24, 2010

I feel that a public school cannot offer more than what Ferndale Middle School offers. They have a sound curriculum, great staff and a diverse population. I feel that both of my children received an excellent education there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

Ferndale Middle School is not only a great school, the staff is great too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I am a proud parent of a 7th grader at Ferndale Middle School. I am also a product of the district. We couldn't be happier with the school. My son is challenged academically by teachers that love to teach and guided by a supportive, caring, and receptive staff. You will find no better fine arts programs anywhere else. The music instructors are the cream of the crop and the community is very supportive of the arts. MEAP scores are on the rise (not that this is the way I choose my children's schools, test scores are extremely subjective and don't accurately reflect the growth of the students). The Ferndale School District as a whole is on the cusp of excellence and I am excited to be a witness to its renaissance and proud to send my children to Ferndale schools. You can't measure heart on a chart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

We've been extremely happy with Ferndale Middle School! The kids, teachers, staff & parents have all been wonderful. My child is taking very challenging classes, and is having a wonderful year academically. The fine arts programs can't be beat! There are also wonderful extra-curricular activities and plenty of options for school sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

I most say My son has enjoyed his 6 years at E.O.P.S.A and he will return this year for seventh grade. I as a parent have to say my child has been on honor roll all six year doing good. I will like to thank all the teachers for the hard work they do put up the different issue and good and bad behavior that a very hard tasks so i tip my hat off to you thanks a million for teaching my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

I think this a great middle school. I have graduated from this school and have went on to high school. They have a great principal and he is very understanding. The teachers are great and have a great extracurricular activities. Parents are involed and their grades and tests scores are great. I would have never left if i didn't have to move.
—Submitted by a former 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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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34%

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21%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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52%

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52%

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42%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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43%

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30%
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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 35% in 2014.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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32%

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23%

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19%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

2013

 
 
58%

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57%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
7%

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

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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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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

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
African-American 57% 18%
White 30% 69%
Multiracial 9% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 62%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Gary Meier
Fax number
  • (248) 586-8834

Programs

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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725 Pinecrest Dr
Ferndale, MI 48220
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Phone: (248) 541-1783

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