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Armstrong Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 804 students

 

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Posted July 17, 2011

Kearsley Schools are certainly not broke. They are advanced so far in technology that they do not need traditional text books. They currently use primers with electronic companion material. Additionally, Kearsley schools are sympathetic to those who do not have internet connections available at home and make every effort to accommodate those individuals. They offer special class time, hard copies and assistance to those students show interest in their future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Lack of text books are failing my child, the school is seemingly broke. Zero tolerance on late work in unrealistic, as a college student I do not have these expectations and it has definitely hurt my child's grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

Its a wonderful school, and I would know I have to go to this school. The teachers are wonderful and alert.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

Friendley people,not alot of fights exalent teachership!!! kearsley is the best school in all america!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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25%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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20%

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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26%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
50%

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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

258 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

276 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
10%
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

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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
White 83% 69%
African-American 11% 18%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 63%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Casey Killingbeck
Fax number
  • (810) 591-9944

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6161 Hopkins Road
Flint, MI 48506
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